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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 Monday, March 1st, 2021.
  • In the Live (Virtual) Final Round (May 22nd, 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 performances by the First, Second, and Third Place Winners, will be held the following day as part of the San Diego Flute Guild's Virtual Spring Festival.

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

    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
    Monday, March 1st, 2021

    Final Live Round

    Saturday, May 22, 2021
    Winners' Recital
    Sunday, May 23, 2021

    round formats:

    Preliminary Round

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

    Final Round
    Live Online - Details To Be Announced
    Winners' Recital
    To Be Announced

    Cash Prizes:

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

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