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Congratulations Winners!

Young Artist Competition 2021

1st Place - Allison DeFrancesco 
2nd Place - Henry Woolf 
3rd Place - Dominique Kim
Honorable Mention - Yidi Song 

2021 Young Artist Competition

Our esteemed Young Artist Competition is a showcase of the best flutists who are emerging artists in the US and abroad.

Open to flutists ages 18-30 years as of May 22, 2021.

  • Six entrants and two alternates will be chosen from the Preliminary Recorded Round  to compete as finalists. Recordings are due Thursday, April 1st, 2021.
  • Finalists will submit a video recording for the Final Video Recorded Round. Video recordings are due Saturday, May 1st, 2021. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and Honorable Mention(s) will be awarded per the judges’ discretion. There are no ties. Judges' decisions are final.
  • The Young Artist Winners’ Recital (May 23rd, 2021), featuring video submissions from the First, Second, and Third Place Winners, will be held as part of the San Diego Flute Guild's Virtual Spring Festival. 
  • Entrants currently enrolled in an undergraduate program who are not finalists for the Young Artist Competition may register for the Collegiate Artist Competition at no additional fee. 

Register Here

If you are interested in sponsoring the Young Artist Competition, please email sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com


    Please note: the publishers provided are for reference only, and not required. Competitors may use their preferred edition, and judges will not consider the choice of edition in their deliberations. 

    Recorded Preliminary Round Repertoire

    A. Piazzolla - Tango Étude No. 2 pour flûte solo, with repeat (Lemoine)


    J.S. Bach - Partita in A minor for Solo Flute, III. Sarabande & IV.  Bourreé Angloise, with repeats (Bärenreiter)

    Final Round Repertoire / Program

    If selected to perform in the final round, contestants will play both recorded round selections as listed above, plus the choice of *one* of the following pieces (in its entirety):     

    V. Coleman - Danza de la Mariposa for solo Flute (Presser)


    L. A-Ahmad - Two Skazkas for solo Flute (Presser)


    S. Karg-Elert - Sonata Appassionata (Zimmermann)

    Competition Dates:

    Preliminary Recorded Round
    Thursday, April 1st, 2021

    Final Video Recorded Round

    Monday, May 1st, 2021
    Winners' Recital
    Sunday, May 23, 2021

    round formats:

    Preliminary Round

    Audio Recording, without edits. Submit as mp3/m4a/wav/aiff

    Final Round
    Video Recording, without edits, single camera. Unlisted YouTube video. 
    Winners' Recital
    Live playback of submitted final round video. 

    Cash Prizes:

    1st Place Prize: $1500
    2nd Place Prize: $750
    3rd Place Prize: $500

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