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young artist competition

The 2nd Young Artist Competition is divided into three age categories: Category A (18-30 years), Category B (12-17 years) and Category C (6-11 year). 

Category A

Category A: 18-30 years old (Born in the years 1991-2003)

A total of 3,000€, 1,500€, and 1,000€ in cash prizes and awards will be awarded to the winners.

The first-prize winner will be presented in a performance the year following the festival.

Repertoire

Preliminary Video Round 

C.P.E. Bach, Sonata in A minor, 1st and 2nd movement (with repeats)
Carl Reinecke, Flute Sonata “Undine”, Op. 167, 1st and 2nd movement (with repeats)

Final Video Round

A 20-minute program including Prokofiev Sonata, Mvt. 1 and Jacques Ibert Piéce for solo flute or Betsy Jolas Épisode I for solo flute.

jury

Annaleena Jämsä

Head of the Jury
Principal Flute, Tampere Philharmonic

Yuki Koyama

Solo Flute, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Silvia Careddu

International Soloist

Alexis Roman

Principal Flute, Finnish National Opera & Ballet Orchestra

Francisco Lopez

Principal Flute, Oslo Philharmonic

Category B

Category B: 12-17 years old (Born in the years 2004-2009)

A total of 1,000€, 700€, and 500€ in cash prizes and awards will be awarded to the winners.

Repertoire

Preliminary Video Round

Pierre-Octave Ferroud, Three pieces for solo flute, Mvt. 1 Bergère captive
W.A. Mozart, Rondo in D Major KV 184

Final Video Round

A 15-minute program including Albert Roussel, Mvt. 1, Joueurs de flûte.

jury

Annaleena Jämsä

Principal Flute, Tampere Philharmonic

Yuki Koyama

Solo Flute, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Alexis Roman

Principal Flute, Finnish National Opera & Ballet Orchestra

Kerttu Aalto-Setälä

Principal Flute, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Category C

​Category C: 6-11 years old (Born in the years 2010-2015)

A total of 350€, 150€, and 100€ in cash prizes and awards will be awarded to the winners.

Repertoire

Preliminary Video Round

Leevi Madetoja, Gavotte (arr. Ainokaisa Pitkänen)
One etude for flute of participant’s choice

Final Video Round

A 10-minute program including Wilhelm Popp Ungarische Tänze, Op. 308 No. 2. 

jury

Annaleena Jämsä

Principal Flute, Tampere Philharmonic

Kerttu Aalto-Setälä

Principal Flute, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Alexis Roman

Principal Flute, Finnish National Opera & Ballet Orchestra

Sari Latonen

Flute Professor, Helsinki Conservatory

past winners

Category A

Janette Levan

1st Prize

Iida Helanterä

2nd Prize

Polina Maltseva

2nd Prize

Anete Vinkel

3rd Prize

Category B

Sooah Jeon

1st Prize

Carolina Azzola

2nd Prize

Sigrid Tomson

3rd Prize

Category C

Ekaterina Ivanova

1st Prize

Seela Latonen

2nd Prize

Eveliina Eloranta

3rd Prize

Tommi Tang

3rd Prize

Rules and Regulations

Preliminary round recordings must be unedited and uploaded as a YouTube video link to the REGISTRATION FORM by Monday, March 1, 2021. Each movement should be recorded individually and uploaded in the exact order listed. Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment. A short CV, photograph and a 55€ non-refundable fee is also required.

Finalists shall create a program demonstrating artistic maturity, technical and tonal qualities. The program should include the required final round work and reflect a wide variety of styles and/or periods. This may include single movements of works, sonatas, concerti, and unaccompanied pieces. It is not necessary to perform all movements of a single work but any individual movement of a work must be performed in its entirely.

Finalists will be notified by Monday, March 22, 2021 and will be required to send a final video by April 12, 2021.

Young Artist Competition Coordinator