Kobe International Flute Competition 2021


Aug 26 2021 - Sep 05 2021


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Kobe International Flute Competition 2021

The Kobe International Flute Competition 2021 consists of four rounds: the First, Second, Third, and Final Rounds. Approximately fifty contestants who passed the Preliminary Screening based on the submitted recording and document will participate in the Competition.The order in which contestants perform will be determined by drawing lots for each round. All performances will be open to the public.

The Kobe International Flute Competition 2021 is open to flutists of all nationalities born between 1988 and 2005 (between the ages of 15 to 32 as of December 31, 2020).

Jury Members

  • SAKAI Hideaki (Chairperson) /Japan
  • Petri ALANKO /Finland
  • Renate GREISS-ARMIN /Germany
  • KANDA Hiroaki /Japan
  • LEE Soyoung /Republic of Korea
  • Sarah LOUVION /France
  • TAKAGI Ayako /Japan
  • Alife Gülşen TATU /Turkey
  • Henrik WIESE /Germany

Established in 1985 and held every four years, the Kobe International Flute Competition (KIFC) is committed to providing young promising flutists from around the world the opportunity to launch an international career while enhancing international cultural exchanges and friendships through music. In addition, the KIFC aims to promote cultural enrichment of our community in Kobe through music. The KIFC is one of the rare competitions in the world dedicated solely to flute, becoming the first Japanese member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in 1987.

In 1985, the KIFC started as a cultural event on the occasion of the Universiade, a sports extravaganza held in Kobe for students from international universities. Since then, the KIFC has grown continuously without interruption, even after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake hit the city of Kobe in 1995. Today, the KIFC is highly valued as a competition that produces many flutists currently at the forefront of international stages.

  • Application Deadline Date (year-month-day): March 1, 2021


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