August 2023FeaturedIssues

Flute Workshops, Masterclasses & Competitions

Upcoming World Flute Events compiled by Christine Erlander Beard. To submit your listing please email:  piccolo71 {at}


The Liverpool Flute Academy will be held August 6-10, 2023 at the CHET Center in Little Crosby, Liverpool, UK. Led by members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Cormac Henry, Helen Wilson, and Sameeta Gahir), they will be joined by guest artist flutist-composer-arranger Rowland Sutherland. In addition to the Academy, the inaugural Liverpool International Flute Competition will also be held concurrently. Visit for more information.

The 11th annual Flautoincanto will be held from August 14-19, 2023 in Villa Magni a Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy led by Lello Narcisi, Professor of Flute at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.

The 21st Japan Flute Convention will take place at Showa University in Kawasaki, Japan, from August 17-20, 2023. Performers include Yu Yuan, Yuki Koyama, Jean-Louis Beaumadier, Shigenori Kudo, Yuya Kanda, Maho Kajikawa, Toyomitsu Yamauchi, Kimihiko Akiyama, Tyo Iijima, Mayori Fujita, Hiroki Makayama, Ayako Maeda, Anna Yoshida, Mosato Takimoto, Akane Nishioka, Miho Shirato, the SuperFlutes International Collective, Showa University Flute Ensemble, JAKO (Japan-Korea flute ensemble), NHK Flute Quartet, and the Taiwan Festival Flute Ensemble; with master classes led by Benoit Fromanger, Carla Rees (Alto Flute), Jean-Louis Beaumadier (Piccolo), Yuki Koyama, Shigenori Kudo, and Selya Ueno. For more information visit


The German Flute Society announces the Flute Festival Freiburg, to be held from September 29-October 2, 2023 at the Freiburg Musikhochschule. A tribute to Aurèle Nicolet who taught at the Freiburg Musikhochschule, the festival lineup includes Robert Aitken, Petri Alanko, Stefan Albers, Lars Asbjørnsen, Walter Auer, Denis Buriakov, Wissam Boustany, Silvia Careddu, Mario Carioli, Qiling Chen, Ian Clarke, Tilmann Dehnhard, Sophie Dufeutrelle, Michael Faust, Jürgen Franz, Anna Garzuly, Peter-Lukas Graf, Renate Greiss-Armin, Anne-Catherine Heinzmann, Gudrun Hinze, Juliette Hurel, Jens Josef, Karl Kaiser, Bernd Kremling, Ma Yong, Anton Kushnir,  Alice Morzenti, Kersten McCall, Gaby Pas-Van Riet, Sibel Pensel, Maria Pukhlianko, Anne Randi Haugejorden, Carla Rees, Felix Renggli, Julie Fiona Stewart, Jørn Schau, Peter Verhoyen, Madoka Ueno, Stephanie Wagner, Ruth Wentorf, Henrick Wiese, Matthias Ziegler, Jacques Zoon, Münchener Flötenensemble, neflac, Trio vis à vis, and Quintessenz. Visit for the complete schedule and more information.



The XV Festival Flautas del Mundo (World Flutes Festival) will be held in Mendoza, Argentina from September 13-17, 2023. Performers include Emily Nazario, Rafael Hiroshi Fuchigami, Christina Webster, Elizabeth Buck and Lisa Garner Santa, Cristian Morales, Confluencias del Litoral (fl-bsn-pf trio), ensemble Lakitas Matriasaya, ensemble Casa del Viento, Southwind, and additional artists to be announced.  For more information, visit their page on Facebook or




The 21st Syrinx Flötenfest featuring Mario Caroli will take place October 6-7, 2023 at the Musikschule am Hofsteig, Wolfurt. Visit for more information.



The 20th International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition will take place in Uelzen, Germany from October 22-28, 2023. There are 4 categories for the competition, 3 of which are still accepting applications with a deadline of August 15, 2023. Visit for complete rules and repertoire.


Presenting the candidates for the 77th Concours de Genève Press release: 10 May 2023 40 Flautists and 15 String Quartets have been selected for this year’s Competition

● 100 musicians have been selected to compete in the 77th Concours de Genève, from the 229 that applied this year, comprising 40 flautists and 15 string quartets.

● Speaking about the preliminary round, Silvia Careddu, Chair of the Preselection Jury for Flute, says, “We were delighted to hear so many talented young flautists of such an excellent level and give our compliments to everyone! It was both a very intense and enjoyable experience, though the jury were serene and unanimous in their selection. Now, the adventure will continue in September, with great enthusiasm on our part. Wishing good luck to all of the candidates for the next rounds, and above all and always, [looking forward to] the Music!”

● The next stage of the competition, which is the first part that is open to the public, will be held online and consists of a 45-minute online pre-recorded recital, which will be broadcast from 11-17 September 2023 (Flute) and 18-20 September (String Quartet).

● The Semi-Final and Final Rounds of the Competition will be held from 23 October to 4 November in Geneva and will be live-streamed on Concours de Genève's website & social media channels, as well as on, and The Violin Channel (full dates below).

● Applicants were invited to submit several video recordings for the preselection round. Flautists provided a fantasia by G. P. Telemann, one contemporary work for solo flute, plus one piece with piano. Meanwhile String Quartets were asked to provide two contrasting movements from a quartet by J. Haydn, plus two contrasting movements from a quartet by J. Brahms, F. Mendelssohn, F. Schubert or R. Schumann.


Silvia Careddu, Chair
Denis Bouriakov
Magali Mosnier
Loïc Schneider
Seiya Ueno
Henrik Wiese
Hyeri Yoon


  • 1st Prize: CHF 20,000.-
  • 2nd Prize: CHF 12,000.-
  • 3rd Prize: CHF 8,000.-


  • Audience Prize: CHF 1,500.-
  • Young Audience Prize: CHF 1,000.-
  • Students Prize: CHF 1,000.-

Be sure to watch it LIVE! 


The IX Polish Flute Meeting will be held November 3-5, 2023 featuring guest artists Ulla Miilmann, Gareth Davies, Gareth McLearnon, and John Ostr. For more details, visit


Ulla Millman Guest Artist at the Polish Flute Meeting


Flautando 2023 is to take place in Switzerland on November 4, 2023 featuring Peter-Lukas Graf, Gaby Pas-van Riet, Aldo Baerten, Franco Cesarini, Stefan Keller, and les joueurs de flute. More details can be found at



APRIL 2024

Open to flutists of any nationality born between 1992 and 2008, the International Franz and Carl Doppler Flute Competition will be held in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines from April 1-7, 2024. Applications will be accepted between August 1-November 15, 2023 for which the first round will be online, with the second through fourth rounds being held on site. For complete rules and repertoire, visit


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