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Piccolo Competition

COMPETITION JURY

Karin Bonelli

Vienna Philharmonic

Isabella Østenby

Nordic Piccolo Festival

Jeremie Abergel

Staatsoper Hannover

Jenny Villanen

Helsinki Philharmonic

Competition

Prizes

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First Prize

  • Total of 3000€ in cash prizes and awards
  • Recital at the 2024 Nordic Piccolo Festival in Denmark
  • Full tuition to the 2024 Penthesilea Academy
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Second Prize

  • Total of 1500€ in cash prizes and awards
  • Weekend pass to the 2024 Tampere Flute Fest and Nordic Piccolo Festival
  • Acceptance to the 2024 Penthesilea Academy
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Third Prize

  • Total of 700€ in cash prizes and awards
  • Weekend pass to the 2024 Tampere Flute Fest and Nordic Piccolo Festival

Competition

Requirements

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Requirements

All entrants must be between the ages of 18-30 on the last day of the festival. Previous first-prize winners of this competition are ineligible to compete.

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Registration Form

All entrants must submit their entry, upload videos/supplemental materials, and pay the 65€ competition fee by 23.59 Eastern European Time, Monday, January 16, 2023.

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Preliminary Video Round

The preliminary video round should be added as a YouTube link to the Registration Form. The program must be recorded in the order listed, and in one continuous, high quality, unedited recording. Videos not meeting this criteria will be disqualified.

Competition

Repertoire

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Preliminary Video Round

Andreas Baksa: Grande Concerto Piccolo, Op. 54, Mvt. 1 and 2

Joachim Andersen: Tarantella, from 8 Vortragsstücke, No. 8, Op. 55

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Semifinal Live Round

Georg Philipp Telemann: 12 Fantasies for flute solo, choice from No. 8 or No. 10

Choice from Lowell Liebermann Concerto Mvt. 3 or Andreas Baksa Grande Concerto Piccolo Mvt. 3

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Final Live Round

Theobald Böhm’s Grande Polonaise, arr. Karin Bonelli, to be included in a 25-minute program of candidate’s choice.

Andreas Baksa’s Grande Concerto Piccolo can be ordered from Billaudot Publishing. Please mention your participation in the competition to receive a special discount: ORDER HERE

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Theobald Böhm’s Grande Polonaise arrangement for piccolo and piano by Karin Bonelli will be released on February 2023.

Semifinal and Final

Live Rounds

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Live in Tampere

Both the semifinal and final rounds will be held in Tampere, Finland on April 14-16, 2023. A pianist will be provided by the festival, although contestants may bring a pianist at their own expense.

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Semifinal Round

Semifinalists accepted will be notified no later than Monday, February 6, 2023 and should be prepared to provide a short biography and high quality photo.

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Final Round

The final round should display the performer’s artistic and creative maturity, technical and tonal qualities. The program should reflect a wide variety of styles and/or periods. This may include single movements of works, sonatas, concerti, and solo works.

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Until January 16, 2023 Deadline

For further information, contact: competitions@tampereflutefest.com