Masterclasses and Competitions compiled by Dr. Christie Erlander Beard
La Côte Flute Festival’s “Intermezzo” academy and festival will be held October 5-8, 2023 at the Conservatoire de Nyon in Switzerland featuring guest artists Michel Bellavance, Renaud Moutier, Luis Rigou, and Margherita Pupulin, Yves Charpentier along with ensembles Les Chemins de Traverse, Ensemble Caravelle, Le Concert Impromptu, and Ensemble la Chimera. For more info and a complete schedule visit flutefestival.ch
The 21st Syrinx Flötenfest featuring Mario Caroli will take place October 6-7, 2023 at the Musikschule am Hofsteig, Wolfurt. Visit www.syrinx.at for more information.
The Hungarian Flute Convention will take place on October 14-15, 2023 at Óbudai Társaskör in Budapest. The headliner is Paolo Taballione, with additional recitals by Berten D’Hollander and Katalin Kramarics, along with performances by flutists from orchestras in Hungary and abroad, as well as courses for all ages, theoretical lectures, masterclasses, and an exhibition. For more information, visit Flute Forum Hungary’s page on Facebook.
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 https://kuhlau.de/?lang=en for complete rules and repertoire.
The Lyrical Flute International Championship is accepting entries through October 31 (AEDT). Open to all age groups and levels, the international adjudication panel includes Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, Ulla Miilmann, Joshua Batty, and Viviana Guzmán. For rules and complete information, visit allegromusicpublishing.com/flute-championships
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 polishflutemeeting.eu.
The 2nd Croation Flute Meeting is scheduled for November 17-19, 2023 in Hrvarska, Croatia, featuring Peter Lukas Graf, Ana Batinica, Philippe Bernold, Silvia Carredu, Yubeen Kim, Barthold Kuijken, Mike Mower, Jan Ostry, Gaby Pas-Van Riet, Vincens Prats, Nathalie Rozat, and Zagrebački flute ensemble. For the complete schedule of events, visit https://hrvatskodrustvoflautista.hr/
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 www.facebook.com/StefanKellerFlute/
Felix Renggli will lead a masterclass from December 1-3, 2023 in Hamburg, Germany. Space is limited. Application and repertoire requirements can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ory Schnor will offer his Flute-in-Wien intensive masterclass from December 1-31, 2023 in Vienna, Austria. More information is available at www.fluteinwien.com/
The Tampere Flute Festival and competitions will take place April 26-28, 2024 in Finland. Festival details are not yet posted, but the deadline for the Young Artist Competition is January 8, 2024 while the deadline for the Young Performer Competition is January 11, 2024. For more information, visit https://tampereflutefest.com/
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 https://doppler-flute.com