APRIL 25-26, 2020

APRIL 25-26, 2020

Welcome!

Dear Participant,

Welcome to the 1st Tampere Flute Fest!

2020 seems to be a big year for the flute and Finland has not been left behind. Offering an “everything flute” event, the Festival opens its doors and welcomes flutists of all ages and nationalities to join us for an exciting and intensive weekend of flute on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2020!

Whether you’re a performer, student, teacher or flute lover, the Festival offers many unique opportunities to participate in masterclasses, workshops and a Young Artist Competition. Make sure to check out our website for further details on how to apply.

We are especially excited to present to you our internationally renowned Guest Artists. Inspired by Finland’s drive for the modern, our artists are a wonderful mixture of vibrant, dynamic and thriving young orchestral and solo flutists – simply the highlights of this event!

We look forward to meeting you in April and seeing how the Festival inspires you to new levels in your flute playing.

Flutistly yours,

Beatriz Macias
Artistic Director

Welcome!

Dear Participant,

Welcome to the 1st Tampere Flute Fest!

2020 seems to be a big year for the flute and Finland has not been left behind. Offering an “everything flute” event, the Festival opens its doors and welcomes flutists of all ages and nationalities to join us for an exciting and intensive weekend of flute on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2020!

Whether you’re a performer, student, teacher or flute lover, the Festival offers many unique opportunities to participate in masterclasses, workshops and a Young Artist Competition. Make sure to check out our website for further details on how to apply.

We are especially excited to present to you our internationally renowned Guest Artists. Inspired by Finland’s drive for the modern, our artists are a wonderful mixture of vibrant, dynamic and thriving young orchestral and solo flutists – simply the highlights of this event!

We look forward to meeting you in April and seeing how the Festival inspires you to new levels in your flute playing.

Flutistly yours,

Beatriz Macias
Artistic Director

The Festival

The 1st Tampere Flute Fest is excited to bring to the flute community a new forum for learning and inspiration. Students will have the opportunity to perform in masterclasses and attend a variety of concerts given by internationally renowned flutists, as well as enjoy a unique exhibition by Powell Flutes and Huilupiste.

To promote music education and performance experience, the Festival proudly sponsors a Young Artist Competition. The competition is divided into 3 categories. After a preliminary recorded round, 6 Finalists for each category will be chosen to compete live at the Festival on Sunday, April 26th, 2020.

The Festival will take place at the Pirkanmaa Music School in Tampere, Finland.

Registrations are now open.

The Festival

The 1st Tampere Flute Fest is excited to bring to the flute community a new forum for learning and inspiration. Students will have the opportunity to perform in masterclasses and attend a variety of concerts given by internationally renowned flutists, as well as enjoy a unique exhibition by Powell Flutes and Huilupiste.

To promote music education and performance experience, the Festival proudly sponsors a Young Artist Competition. The competition is divided into 3 categories. After a preliminary recorded round, 6 Finalists for each category will be chosen to compete live at the Festival on Sunday, April 26th, 2020.

The Festival will take place at the Pirkanmaa Music School in Tampere, Finland.

Registrations are now open.

Schedule

Schedule

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020

8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration and badge pick-up

8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome Ceremony

9:00 – 9:45 AM Warm-up class with Seiya Ueno and Alexis Roman

10:00 – 12:00 PM Masterclass with Alexis Roman

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1:00 – 1:45 PM Recital Alexis Roman

2:00 – 4:00 PM Orchestral Auditions Masterclass with Sarah Ouakrat

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5:00 – 5:45 PM Recital Sarah Ouakrat

6:00 – 7:10 PM Masterclass with Seiya Ueno

7:30 – 8:30 PM Recital Seiya Ueno

8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration and badge pick-up

9:00 – 9:20 AM Warm-up class with Heili Rosin

9:30 – 11:30 AM Piccolo Masterclass with Heili Rosin

9:30 – 11:30 AM Master Class with Annaleena Jämsä

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12:00 – 12:30 PM Recital Heili Rosin

1.00 – 3.45 PM Young Artist Competition Finals (Category B & C)

4.00 – 6.15 PM Young Artist Competition Finals (Category A)

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7:00 – 8:00 PM Final Concert with Carlos Cano and announcement of winners

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration and badge pick-up

8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome Ceremony

9:00 – 9:45 AM Warm-up class with Seiya Ueno and Alexis Roman

10:00 – 12:00 PM Masterclass with Alexis Roman

BREAK

1:00 – 1:45 PM Recital Alexis Roman

2:00 – 4:00 PM Orchestral Auditions Masterclass with Sarah Ouakrat

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5:00 – 5:45 PM Recital Sarah Ouakrat

6:00 – 7:10 PM Masterclass with Seiya Ueno

7:30 – 8:30 PM Recital Seiya Ueno

Sunday, April 26, 2020

8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration and badge pick-up

9:00 – 9:20 AM Warm-up class with Heili Rosin

9:30 – 11:30 AM Piccolo Masterclass with Heili Rosin

9:30 – 11:30 AM Master Class with Annaleena Jämsä

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12:00 – 12:30 PM Recital Heili Rosin

1:00 – 4:00 PM Young Artist Competition Finals (Category B & C)

4:30 – 6:15 PM Young Artist Competition Finals (Category A)

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7:00 – 8:00 PM Final Concert with Carlos Cano and announcement of winners

The detailed schedule is available here

Guest Artists

Guest Artists

First Prize Winner of the 8th Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition, Seiya Ueno is considered to be one of the most renowned young flutists of his time. Ueno has been awarded in other prestigious competitions such as the Nicolet International Competition, the Maxence Larrieu International Competition, Aeolus International Wind-Instruments Competition and the Krakov International Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre National de France, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, New Japan Philhamonic and many more. In addition, Ueno is the founder of his own Flute School based in Japan and currently holds the position of Associate Flute Professor at the Osaka College of Music.

First Prize Winner of the 8th Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition, Seiya Ueno is considered to be one of the most renowned young flutists of his time. Ueno has been awarded in other prestigious competitions such as the Nicolet International Competition, the Maxence Larrieu International Competition, Aeolus International Wind-Instruments Competition and the Krakov International Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre National de France, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, New Japan Philhamonic and many more. In addition, Ueno is the founder of his own Flute School based in Japan and currently holds the position of Associate Flute Professor at the Osaka College of Music.

French flutist Alexis Roman was appointed Principal Flutist of the Jyväskylä Sinfonia in 2012 by renowned conductor and flutist Patrick Gallois. A frequent guest in several Finnish and Swiss orchestras, Roman has acted as Guest Principal Flutist in the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Orcheste de Chambre de Lausanne and many more. Roman is a former flute teacher at Jyväskylä Conservatory and serves as Guest Professor in the Seiya Ueno Flute Academy in Japan. Recently Roman and Ueno recorded a new Bach duet album that will be released in the Spring of 2020.

French flutist Alexis Roman was appointed Principal Flutist of the Jyväskylä Sinfonia in 2012 by renowned conductor and flutist Patrick Gallois. A frequent guest in several Finnish and Swiss orchestras, Roman has acted as Guest Principal Flutist in the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Orcheste de Chambre de Lausanne and many more. Roman is a former flute teacher at Jyväskylä Conservatory and serves as Guest Professor in the Seiya Ueno Flute Academy in Japan. Recently Roman and Ueno recorded a new Bach duet album that will be released in the Spring of 2020.

Sarah Ouakrat is Principal Flute of the Dutch National Ballet Orchestra in Amsterdam and a member of the modern music ensemble Collegium Novum Zürich (Switzerland). A prominent flutist, Ouakrat is the First Prize of the IV International Flute Competition of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. In addition, Ouakrat shares her time between her orchestral career, solo recitals, chamber music concerts and private coaching of young talented professional musicians. 

Sarah Ouakrat is Principal Flute of the Dutch National Ballet Orchestra in Amsterdam and a member of the modern music ensemble Collegium Novum Zürich (Switzerland). A prominent flutist, Ouakrat is the First Prize of the IV International Flute Competition of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. In addition, Ouakrat shares her time between her orchestral career, solo recitals, chamber music concerts and private coaching of young talented professional musicians. 

Winner of the 2018 NFA Young Artist Piccolo Competition (U.S.A.), flutist Heili Rosin has been a successful prize winner in several international competitions. Rosin is Former Solo Flutist of the Estonian National Opera and Co-Principal Flutist in the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. As an AS Artists Management Artist, Rosin spends her time performing as a soloist and as Guest Principal Piccolo in several German orchestras.

Winner of the 2018 NFA Young Artist Piccolo Competition (U.S.A.), flutist Heili Rosin has been a successful prize winner in several international competitions. Rosin is Former Solo Flutist of the Estonian National Opera and Co-Principal Flutist in the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. As an AS Artists Management Artist, Rosin spends her time performing as a soloist and as Guest Principal Piccolo in several German orchestras.

Flutist, composer, arranger and music producer, Carlos Cano Escribá transforms any stage he takes. Born in Havana, Cano is a former member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Later he settled in Madrid where he continuously collaborated with various orchestras in Spain. Cano is a member of the Cervantes Trio. Together they have released several albums which have been nominated for a Latin Grammy. “Por la rivera de Paquito” Cano’s last recorded album together with pianist Hernán Milla, focuses on the innovation and expansion of the flute repertoire. Cano’s transcriptions are published by Boosey & Hawkes. Cano is currently professor of flute at the Real Conservatorio de Musica in Madrid, Spain.

Flutist, composer, arranger and music producer, Carlos Cano Escribá transforms any stage he takes. Born in Havana, Cano is a former member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Later he settled in Madrid where he continuously collaborated with various orchestras in Spain. Cano is a member of the Cervantes Trio. Together they have released several albums which have been nominated for a Latin Grammy. “Por la rivera de Paquito” Cano’s last recorded album together with pianist Hernán Milla, focuses on the innovation and expansion of the flute repertoire. Cano’s transcriptions are published by Boosey & Hawkes. Cano is currently professor of flute at the Real Conservatorio de Musica in Madrid, Spain.

Masterclasses

Flutists interested in performing in Masterclasses given by our guest artists must apply using the Competition Form.
Entries must be submitted by March 1, 2020 and sent to the Festival’s E-Mail: competitions@tampereflutefest.com

The Masterclass Competition provides an opportunity for flutists of all ages to perform
for a recognized flute specialist who will provide constructive commentary.

MC Rules & Regulations

Masterclasses

Flutists interested in performing in Masterclasses given by our guest artists must apply using the Competition Form.

Entries must be submitted by March 1, 2020 and sent to the Festival’s E-Mail: competitions@tampereflutefest.com

The Masterclass Competition provides an opportunity for flutists of all ages to perform
for a recognized flute specialist who will provide constructive commentary.

MC Rules & Regulations

Young Artist Competition

The Tampere Flute Fest is holding its 1st Young Artist Competition. Contestants must prepare the following required Preliminary Round repertoire and submit a YouTube link in order to be considered. These videos will be evaluated and finalists will be invited to audition live before our panel of judges on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Tampere, Finland.

The First Prize Winner of the higher division will receive a 1,000€ cash cultural prize, a Powell award and be represented by BMusic Finland Management in a recital the year following the Festival.

Entries must be submitted by March 15, 2020, using the Competition Form, and sent to the Festival’s E-Mail: competitions@tampereflutefest.com

YAC Rules & Regulations

Young Artist Competition

The Tampere Flute Fest is holding its 1st Young Artist Competition. Contestants must prepare the following required Preliminary Round repertoire and submit a YouTube link in order to be considered. These videos will be evaluated and finalists will be invited to audition live before our panel of judges on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Tampere, Finland.

The First Prize Winner of the higher division will receive a 1,000€ cash cultural prize, a Powell award and be represented by BMusic Finland Management in a recital the year following the Festival.

Entries must be submitted by March 15, 2020, using the Competition Form, and sent to the Festival’s E-Mail: competitions@tampereflutefest.com

YAC Rules & Regulations

Board of Directors

Beatriz Macias,
Artistic Director

Mexican-American flutist Beatriz Macias is emerging as one of the most versatile figures in the scene of classical music. A Yamaha Performing Artist and Former Solo Flutist of the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra, Macias has performed with some of the most renowned orchestras in Europe, U.S.A., Mexico and Asia. Currently, Macias shares her time between her orchestral career as a Principal Flutist, solo recitals as an opera singer and as an active educator.

Annaleena Jämsä,
Competition Coordinator

Annaleena Jämsä works as Principal Flutist in the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009. Previous to this position, she held the same position with the Oulu Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she is a member of the Oslo Kammerakademi, an Oslo-based chamber music group, and frequently guests with orchestras in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Johanna Kärkkäinen, 
Publications Coordinator

An established flutist and poet, Johanna Kärkkäinen eagerly explores the connection between music and the arts. As a flutist, she is an active chamber musician and has performed with several orchestras in Finland such as Lahti Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Oulu Symphony Orchestra and Jyväskylä Sinfonia. Kärkkäinen is a board member of the Mirkka Rekola Association for poets and served as the Artistic Director in 2018. Her second collection of poetry will be released in the Spring of 2020.

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