Flute Festivals, Masterclasses, Competitions

compiled monthly by Dr. Christy Erlander Beard


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. www.lellonarcisi.it/wpln/2023/02/02/flauto-in-canto-2023/?fbclid=IwAR2LHXJbxS4hpr4ol54r5VIseV2oMTnlFUtmMSN3nBzALRLGbldSOq-ArsY

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 https://japan-flutists.org/21st-convention-2023e/


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  www.flutefestival.de 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 http://worldflutesfestival.org/.




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 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 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. 



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/.



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 https://doppler-flute.com.