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TFF 2024

YOUNG PERFORMER COMPETITION

 

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TFF 2024

YOUNG PERFORMER COMPETITION

 

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JAN 11

Application Deadline

FEB 8

Announcement of Semi-Finalists

FEB 17

Semi-Final & Final Program Deadline

APR 26

Semi-Final Round

APR 28

Final Round & Winners Ceremony

JAN 11

Application Deadline

FEB 8

Announcement of Semi-Finalists

FEB 17

Semi-Final and Final Program Deadline

APR 26

Semi-Final Round

APR 28

Final Round & Winners Ceremony

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REQUIREMENTS

All entrants must be 12-17 years of age by the last day of the festival. Previous First Prize winners of this competition are ineligible to compete.

All entrants must submit their entry, upload videos, supplemental materials, and pay the 55€ non-refundable competition fee by 11:59 p.m. Eastern European Summer Time, Thursday, January 11, 2024. No late applications will be considered. Applicants who wish to receive the 10% discount on the competition fee should become a TFF Member at least 48 hours prior to applying. 

The following documents are required:

  •  A short biography
  • Video (YouTube link)
  • Competition fee

 

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REQUIREMENTS

All entrants must be 12-17 years of age by the last day of the festival. Previous First Prize winners of this competition are ineligible to compete.

All entrants must submit their entry, upload videos, supplemental materials, and pay the 55€ non-refundable competition fee by 11:59 p.m. Eastern European Summer Time, Thursday, January 11, 2024. No late applications will be considered. Applicants who wish to receive the 10% discount on the competition fee should become a TFF Member at least 48 hours prior to applying. 

The following documents are required:

  •  A short biography
  • Video (YouTube link)
  • Competition fee
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FIRST ROUND

The First Round video should be uploaded on YouTube and the link must be included in the Registration Form.

The program must be recorded in the order listed, and in one continuous, high quality, unedited take. Audio or video editing is prohibited. Videos not meeting this criteria will not be accepted. All pieces with accompaniment must be played with accompaniment.

It is advisable to take into consideration the quality of the video and sound, as well as the recording space, to allow the Jury to have the best possible judgement.

The First Round video is due at the same time as the registration deadline: Thursday, January 11, 2024.

 

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FIRST ROUND

The First Round video should be uploaded on YouTube and the link must be included in the Registration Form.

The program must be recorded in the order listed, and in one continuous, high quality, unedited take. Audio or video editing is prohibited. Videos not meeting this criteria will not be accepted. All pieces with accompaniment must be played with accompaniment.

It is advisable to take into consideration the quality of the video and sound, as well as the recording space, to allow the Jury to have the best possible judgement.

The First Round video is due at the same time as the registration deadline: Thursday, January 11, 2024.

 

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SEMI-FINAL AND FINAL ROUNDS

Both the Semi-Final and Final Rounds will be held in Tampere, Finland from April 26-28, 2024. A pianist will be provided by the festival, although contestants may bring a pianist at their own expense.

Semi-Finalists accepted will be notified no later than Thursday, February 8, 2024 and should be prepared to provide a short biography and high quality photo, as well as their Semi-Final and Final Round program.

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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SEMI-FINAL AND FINAL ROUNDS

Both the Semi-Final and Final Rounds will be held in Tampere, Finland from April 26-28, 2024. A pianist will be provided by the festival, although contestants may bring a pianist at their own expense.

Semi-Finalists accepted will be notified no later than Thursday, February 8, 2024 and should be prepared to provide a short biography and high quality photo, as well as their Semi-Final and Final Round program.

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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PROGRAM

Each round is intended to honor a flute, music legend, or legendary theme.

FIRST ROUND

Legend: Ernesto Köhler

 

  1. E. Köhler Rêverie-Poétique, Op. 49 or E. Köhler La Perle du Nord, Op. 86
  2. E. Köhler 6 Brilliant Pieces, Op. 30, No. 4 “Papillon”, No. 5 “Au Bord du Volga” or No. 6 “Valses des Roses”

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

Legendary theme: 19th century romantic composers

  1. F. Chopin Variations on a Theme by Rossini
  2. L. Beethoven Romance in F-major, Op. 50 (ed. T. Böhm) or R. Schumann 3 Romances, Op. 94, No. 1 “Nicht schnell” (ed. Trevor Wye)

FINAL ROUND

Legendary theme: French works

H. Büsser Prelude et Scherzo, to be included in a 15-minute free choice program with French works or works inspired by French music and culture.
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PROGRAM

Each round is intended to honor a flute, music legend, or legendary theme.

FIRST ROUND

Legend: Ernesto Köhler

  1. E. Köhler Rêverie-Poétique, Op. 49 or E. Köhler La Perle du Nord, Op. 86
  2. E. Köhler 6 Brilliant pieces, Op. 30, No. 4 “Papillon”, No. 5 “Au Bord du Volga” or No. 6 “Valse des Roses”

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

Legendary theme: 19th century romantic composers

  1. F. Chopin Variations on a Theme by Rossini
  2. L. Beethoven Romance in F major, Op. 50 (ed. T. Böhm) or R. Schumann 3 Romances, Op. 94, No. 1 “Nicht schnell” (ed. Trevor Wye)

FINAL ROUND

Legendary theme: French works

H. Büsser Prelude et Scherzo, to be included in a 15-minute free choice program with French works or works inspired by French music and culture.
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WINNERS CEREMONY

The Winners Ceremony will take place the evening of Sunday, April 28, 2024. The jury will award a total of 1000€, 500€ and 250€ in prizes and awards. All prizes are not necessarily awarded. The jury has the right to decide whether or not a First Prize is given and how the prizes are distributed.

 

HAYNES PRIZE

First Prize 1000€

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WINNERS CEREMONY

The Winners Ceremony will take place the evening of Sunday, April 28, 2024. The jury will award a total of 1000€, 500€ and 250€ in prizes and awards. All prizes are not necessarily awarded. The jury has the right to decide whether or not a First Prize is given and how the prizes are distributed.

 

HAYNES PRIZE

First Prize 1000€

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JURY

FIRST ROUND

Erin Bouriakov, UCLA, Head of the Jury

Noemi Gyori, International Soloist

Stephen Clark, Northwestern State University

Gareth McLearnon, International Soloist

 

 

 

 

SEMI-FINAL AND

FINAL ROUNDS

Erin Bouriakov, UCLA, Head of the Jury

Stephen Clark, Northwestern State University

Gareth McLearnon, International Soloist

Natalia Jarząbek, Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra

Carol Wincenc, Honorary Jury Member

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JURY

FIRST ROUND

Erin Bouriakov, UCLA, Head of the Jury

Noemi Gyori, International Soloist

Stephen Clark, Northwestern State University

Gareth McLearnon, International Soloist

 

 

SEMI-FINAL AND

FINAL ROUNDS

Erin Bouriakov, UCLA, Head of the Jury

Stephen Clark, Northwestern State University

Gareth McLearnon, International Soloist

Natalia Jarząbek, Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra

Carol Wincenc, Honorary Jury Member

Noemi Gyori

International Soloist

Stephen Clark

Northwestern State University

Gareth McLearnon

International Soloist

Natalia Jarząbek

Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra

Carol Wincenc

The Juilliard School

Noemi Gyori

International Soloist

Stephen Clark

Northwestern State University

Gareth McLearnon

International Soloist

Natalia Jarząbek

Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra

Carol Wincenc

The Juilliard School

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“As I look back, I am deeply grateful to Finland and the Tampere Flute Fest for providing me with great experiences that have shaped my musical journey. I eagerly await the day when our paths will cross again!”

Federico Altare, 2021 Semi-Finalist

“I have participated in many competitions before this one and without a doubt this was one with the highest level in all aspects!”

Dèsirèe Del Santo, 2023 Prize Winner

 

“The most beautiful thing about TFF was the way we were taken care of. It was truly a special moment of musical sharing and growth in a festival that is so international. It was enriching to be able to listen to everyone participating and see how we all have something unique to offer.”

Francesca Del Ciotto, 2023 Prize Winner

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F.A.Q.

1. Does TFF pay my travel costs?

TFF does not cover travel costs for competitors, but chosen Semi-Finalists get access to all festival events at no cost. 

2. Does TFF provide the scores of the competition pieces?

All candidates are responsible for finding and purchasing their own scores, unless stated otherwise on the program.

3. Can I make cuts between the pieces on the First Round video?

TFF strictly prohibits any audio or video editing. All videos must be recorded in one continuous take and candidates must remain visible at all times.

For further questions:

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F.A.Q.

1. Does TFF pay my travel costs?

TFF does not cover travel costs for competitors, but chosen Semi-Finalists get access to all festival events at no cost. 

2. Does TFF provide the scores of the competition pieces?

All candidates are responsible for finding and purchasing their own scores, unless stated otherwise on the program.

3. Can I make cuts between the pieces on the First Round video?

TFF strictly prohibits any audio or video editing. All videos must be recorded in one continuous take and candidates must remain visible at all times.

For further questions:

 

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CLICK HERE TO APPLY TODAY!

Members receive 10% off.

 

AREN’T YET MEMBER?

Check out the benefits and join today!

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