Hong Kong International Flute Competition

2nd Hong Kong International Flute Competition
Coming in Spring/Summer 2021
Organised by the Hong Kong Flute Association (HKFA)
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News

Announcement of the Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2021

2nd Hong Kong International Flute Competition will be held on 3 April – 6 April 2021. The closing concert 𝑮𝒂𝒍𝒂 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 will be held at Hong Kong City Hall – Concert Hall. Once Again, the competition will be the highlight event for all international young flautist for artistic exchanges.
10 more internationally renowned flautist was invited to join the judge panel. Stay tune !

Relive the real 《Gala Performance》
Congratulations to the Winners of HKIFC
Programme Archive – 《Gala Performance 》

《Gala Performance》is recorded by RTHK Radio 4 (FM Stereo 97.6-98.9 MHz and www.rthk.hk) and will be broadcast on 13th April 2019 (Sat) at 8pm with a repeat on 18th April 2019 (Thu) at 2 pm.

Winners of the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2019 Grand Cup

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2019 Grand Cup

1st Prize – Hung Chien Chun (Taiwan)
2nd Prize – Lin Yu Fei (Taiwan)
3rd Prize – Gan Quan (China)

Announcement – Young Artiste Category Results

We are pleased to announce the results for the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2019 (Young Artiste Category)

1st Prize – F27 Ana BAGANHA (Switzerland)
2nd Prize – F33 Cassandra CHONG (Singapore)
3rd Prize – F29 SU Hui Lin (China)
4th Prize – F52 Sungkyung LEE (Korea)
5th Prize – F06 ZHANG Xin Yu (China)

Please check your emails for the timing of the full-dress rehearsal for the prize giving ceremony.

Announcement – Senior Category Results

We are pleased to announce the results for the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2019 (Senior Category)

1st Prize – E30 WENG Yi Chian
2nd Prize – E28 Kanon HONDA
3rd Prize – E04 Cyrus LAM
4th Prize – E41 Haeun PARK
5th Prize* – E31 HUA Zi Yi & E35 HUANG Chien Yu

*tie in scores

Please check your emails for the timing of the full-dress rehearsal for the prize giving ceremony.

Announcement – Intermediate Category Results

We are pleased to announce the results for the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2019 (Intermediate Category)

1st Prize – D43 LAI Kuan Chi (Taiwan)
2nd Prize – D50 Amy WU (Hong Kong)
3rd Prize – D36 YU Wing Nam Mickie (Hong Kong)
4th Prize – D21 ZHANG Wan Ruo (China)
5th Prize* – D58 SHEN Xiang Yu (China) & D62 GE You Ming (Hong Kong)

*tie in scores
Please check your emails for the timing of the full-dress rehearsal for the prize giving ceremony.

Announcement – Junior Category

We are pleased to announce the results for the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2019 (Junior Category)

1st Prize – C02 TSOI Tin Long (Hong Kong)
2nd Prize – C53 Jinni LI (China)
3rd Prize – C42 ZHONG Yu Xuan (China)
4th Prize – C01 LEE Tin Ching (Hong Kong)
5th Prize – C44 HUANG Yan Xi (China)

Please check your emails for the timing of the full-dress rehearsal for the prize giving ceremony.

Announcement – 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition Grand Cup 2019 Finalists

We are pleased to announce the Finalists list for the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition Grand Cup 2019

Finalists (in order of contestant number)

G01 – HUNG Chien Chun (Taiwan)
G09 – Misato TAKIMOTO (Japan)
G11 – JIN Jia Yu (Germany/China)
G12 – Daniil RUMIANTSEV (Russian)
G21 – LIN Yu Fei (Taiwan)
G27 – GAN Quan (China)

Please check your email for piano accompaniment rehearsal schedule tomorrow morning at Hong Kong Flute Academy at 18/F, Unit 01, Park Commercial Building, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road. (Tin Hau MTR Exit A)

Announcement – Winners for Young Elite Flautist I & II

We are pleased to announce the winners for the Young Elite Flautist I and II Category

Young Elite Flautist I
1st Prize – A09 Kyra Tsang (Hong Kong)
2nd Prize – A12 Raphaelle Malphettes (Singapore)
3rd Prize – A11 Liu Bowen (China)
4th Prize – A04 Tam Hei Wing (Hong Kong)
5th Prize – A10 Jayden Hui (Hong Kong)

Technical Prize – A06 Liam Tan (Hong Kong)
Darling Prize – A07 Cheung Yi Lok (Hong Kong)
Poise Prize – A05 Ngan Jing To (Hong Kong)
Artistic Prize – A08 Cheston Yeung (Hong Kong)
Charisma Prize – A03 Ho Wing Lam (Hong Kong)

Young Elite Flautist II
1st Prize – B08 Chong Yuk Ki (Hong Kong)
2nd Prize – B29 Fu Qian Hui (Malaysia)
3rd Prize – B18 Liu Yu Xuan (China)
4th Prize – B02 Kirby Ching (Singapore)
5th Prize – B14 Poon Hei Lui Alicia (Hong Kong)

1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners please be reminded to attend the prize giving ceremony rehearsal at 6pm Hong Kong City Hall on the 25th March 2019 (Monday).

Competition Results

All results for the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2019 has been verified by Alex So & Co. Certified Accountants. The results will be released after 10pm today. Stay tuned.

Gala Performance

23/3/2019 8:00pm

Hong Kong City Hall – Concert Hall
香港大會堂音樂廳
5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
地址: 中環愛丁堡廣場五號

Paul Edmund-Davie & Shigenori Kudo Masterclass

Important Notice – Competition Notice

Dear Competitors,

Please note :

Results of the competition for every category will be posted on our website once they are ready after 10pm tonight.
Finalists will be notified via email to attend the rehearsal on the 25th March 2019. Please check your emails.

HKIFC

1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition Rules and Regulations (version 8th March 2019)


1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition Rules and Regulations
(version 8th March 2019)
1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition rules & regulations-2

Us to enjoy the performance of Grand Cup finalists !

Presented by the Hong Kong Flute Association, the Final Competition of 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition will be held on 25 March 2:30pm at City Hall- Concert Hall. Join us to enjoy the performance of Grand Cup finalists, and to witness the birth of new winners.

⭐️RTHK radio 4 will be live recording the whole competition⭐️

JOUEURS DE FLUTE ENSEMBLE will come to Hong Kong !

Mdm Fan Man Nong as the ‘Mother of Flute in Taiwan’ together with her Joueurs de Flute Ensemble and some of our judges together will perform to your enjoyment a variety of the flute performances in the “Gala Performance”

Tickets Available NOW! www.urbtix.hk

Tickets Available NOW!

The world-renowned flute master – Kudo Shigenori will be performing on 25th March 2019, 8pm, at the Hong Kong City Hall – Concert Hall. If you have not purchased your tickets. Please click here.

A Theme Song of the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition

A theme song 《Globe》has been specially arranged for the 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition, depicting the flute in every culture’s music. Winners of the Competition ( Junior category and above ) are invited to perform 《Globe》with all the Masters at the Gala Concert on 25th March.

Tickets Available NOW!

Paul Edmund-Davies will be performing on 25th March 2019, 8pm, at the Hong Kong City Hall – Concert Hall.
If you have not purchased your tickets. Please click here.

What is the scoring system for this competition? ( Senior Group or above)

Senior Group or above – this will be based on the total score for BOTH the First Round and the Final Competition

Do note that the scores and assessments will not be disclosed to the competitors at the end of the competition and the judges’ decision will be final.

So please be reminded to ensure that you are playing the pieces you have selected in your application form.

What is the scoring system for this competition? ( Elite Young Flautist Group & Junior Group)

What is the scoring system for this competition?

For Elite Young Flautist Group I and II – this will be based on the set piece only
For Junior level and above – this will be based on the total score for BOTH the First Round and the Final Competition

Do note that the scores and assessments will not be disclosed to the competitors at the end of the competition and the judges’ decision will be final.

So please be reminded to ensure that you are playing the pieces you have selected in your online application / application form.

Event in the calendar of Hong Kong Tourism Board

Don’t miss out the chance to join our closing concert 「Gala Performance」!
You can find the our Competition and Gala Concert in the calendar of Hong Kong Tourism Board now.

http://m.discoverhongkong.com/eng/events-festivals/events-calendar/details.jsp?id=75513

Breaking News for Competitors

Winners of each category will be invited to an interview with the renowned Ms Nancy Loo and to perform your winning piece live on RTHK 4 on 26th March 2019 during Cantilena or Children’s Corner. It’s your chance to shine!

Practise! Practise! Practise! Please check that you are practising the right pieces. (Intermediate and above)

Remember to arrange for piano accompanist

Intermediate Level
Either one:
Giuseppe Verdi – Violetta’s Aria from La Traviata
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 5); OR
J.J Quantz – Sonata in D, QV 1:49 — I. Adagio and II. Allegro (No repeats)
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 6)

Senior Level
Either one:
Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto in D, Op. 10 Bo. 3, RV428, “Il Gardellino”, II. Cantabile and III. Allegro
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 7); OR
W. A. Mozart – Quartet No. 1 in D, K285, I. Allegro (No repeats)
(Universal Edition)

Young Artist Level
First round set piece:
C.P.E. Bach – Sonata in A minor for flute solo, Wq. 132 (complete) (No repeats, ornaments okay)
(Henle-Verlag Edition)

Final Competition – Choose one of the following:
Cecile Chaminade – Concertino, Op. 107
Georges Enescu – Cantabile et Presto
Gabriel Fauré – Fantaisie, Op. 79
Philippe Gaubert – Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando
(Edition: G. Schirmer, “Flute Music by French Composers”)

1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition Grand Cup

First Round set pieces (both pieces):
J.S. Bach – Partita in A minor for solo flute BWV 1013 (Complete) (No repeats, ornaments okay)
(International Edition)
Sigfrid Karg-Elert – Sonata (Appassionata) in F sharp minor for solo flute op. 140
(Frankurt: Zimmermann Edition)

Semi-Final set piece:
Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata Op.94 for flute and piano (No repeat of First Movement Exposition)
(G. Schirmer Edition)

Final Competition set piece:
W. A. Mozart – Concerto in G Major, KV. 313 (Complete)
(Peters Edition)

Contentants MUST perform from memory. An original copy of the selected music score
(including piano parts) is required to be shown to us prior to the competition for verification.

Message from the International flautist

Accompanist for the Finals!

Emails about piano accompaniment confirmation and payment notice have been sent.
Remember to arrange for your accompanist for the Finals!

Please contact HKIntlFluteCompetition@gmail.com / hkfahk@qq.com if you haven’t.

Practice! Practice! Practice! Please check that you are practicing the right pieces.

Remember to arrange for piano accompanist

Elite Young Flautist Group I
Giuseppe Verdi – La donna è mobile
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 1)

Elite Young Flautist Group II
J.C. Schickhardt – Sonata in D — Vivace, 7th movement (No repeats)
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 2)

Junior Level
Either one:

W. A. Mozart – Alla Turca
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 3); OR
Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Mirlitons from Nutcracker Op. 71
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 4)

Contentants MUST perform from memory. An original copy of the selected music score
(including piano parts) is required to be shown to us prior to the competition for verification.

Message from Mr. Shigenori Kudo

Shigenori Kudo, one of our judges, sends his warm regards from Japan anticipation of Hong Kong’s first time hosting the International Flute Competition. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong Flute Academy.

Important Message to Contentant

Dear Competitors,

The organizer found that there is a missing information of some online application.
Contestant are required to provide the own choice piece of final round before 14 Feb 2019.
Otherwise you will be disqualified from the competition.

Please follow this format when you reply this email:
1. contestant’s Name
2. contestant’s group
3. you own choice piece of final round

HKIFC

Reminder to Contestants 1

1. Double Check that you are practicing the right pieces for your category (https://hkintlflutecompetition.com)
2. Bring original scores for the performance
3. Arrangements for accompaniment

Tickets Available NOW!
Hong Kong Flute Academy & Hong Kong Flute Association 15th Anniversary Events Trailer !

 

Piano Accompaniment and Payment Method

We will inform the contentants about the time slot of individual piano accompaniment practice section and payment method by email on 15th February, 2019.

(Only for those who have successfully registered online on 22 January, 2019)

For those who did not reply by email / failed to submit the online application about the arrangement of piano accompaniment. ( email issued on 15th Jan 2019). Contentants will be deemed to given up the right to arrange the piano accompaniment through the HKIFC and the contentants will need to arrange the accompaniment practice on the day of the competition and the piano accompaniment during the competition.

GREAT NEWS to All Grand Cup Contestants !!! 

All Grand Cup Contestants !!! 
Good news from Song Headjoints – The well-know Korean headjoint maker !
This wonderful 995 sliver Headjoint
will be an special prize on top of the cash award HK$30,000 to the 1st HKIFC Grand Cup winner!

Headjoint Made and designed by the Master,
Youngchan Song.

Important Notice

Dear Competitor,

As we did not receive any email reply / online application from you about the arrangement of piano accompaniment. ( email issued on 15th Jan 2019) Participants will be deemed to given up the right to arrange the piano accompaniment  through the HKIFC and the participants will need to arrange the accompaniment practice on the day of the competition and the piano accompaniment during the competition.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us athkintlflutecompetition@gmail.com

HKIFC

Notice for given up the right to arrange the piano accompaniment

As we did not receive any email reply / online application from you about the arrangement of piano accompaniment. ( email issued on 15th Jan 2019)

Contestants will be deemed to given up the right to arrange the piano accompaniment  through the HKIFC and the will need to arrange the accompaniment practice on the day of the competition and the piano accompaniment during the competition.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at hkintlflutecompetition@gmail.com

 

HKIFC

1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition – Gala Performance & Grand Cup Final Competition

    

Held by the Hong Kong Flute Association, the 1st International flute competition and Gala Performance will be the stage for top flautist and the most talented young flautist across the world.

A World Class Jury by Paul Edmund-Davies, Shigenori Kudo, Fan Man Nong, He Sheung Qi, Yan Qi, Lin Yi Hui, Yew Kia Koh, Daniel Park Hai Sung, Worapon Kanweerayothin and Lam Wing Cheong.
We are extremely proud to have Joueurs de flûte Ensemble from Taiwan and some jury be the special guest performers in the Gala Performance.

More than just a Flute Competition!
A truly spectacular and masterful concert for all Flute player!

Date: 25 March 2019
Time: 2:30 pm & 8:00 pm
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall
Ticketing: Tickets available at URBTIX (from 31 Jan 2019)

All Tickets SOLD OUT – Paul Edmund Davies and Shigenori Kudo Masterclass

Enrollment for Piano Accompaniment

Information about the piano accompaniment has been send by email.

Please kindly reply us today before 24:00.

HKIFC

Steps to apply Piano Accompaniment

1. Complete the online application form for the piano accompaniment of the competition
2. Wait for all contestants to reply
3. The Organizer will arrange individual rehearsal time for all contestants.
4. Individually notify the contestants by email.
5. Arrange Payment

Information about the Piano Accompaniment

Dear Competitor,

Information about the piano accompaniment has been send by email.

HKIFC

Event on the Website of Hong Kong Tourism Board

Keep an eye on the website of Hong Kong Tourism Board .

You may find the our  Competition and Gala Concert in the calendar soon.

www.discoverhongkong.com

 

 

 

 

Accommodation (Hostel /Hotel)

Accommodation (Hostel /Hotel)

Each participant is responsible for booking, confirming and settling bills of his/her accommodation. Participants are also responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the competition venue. If you are not located within walking distance of the competition venues, please factor in the time it will take to catch a bus, subway or taxi to the venue.
Accommodation arrangements need to be made by individual participants at hotels of their own choice. Please note that a credit card is normally required to make and hold a reservation.

Below are some popular websites for hotel reservations. Hotel websites can also be used directly for booking.

www.agoda.com hk www.booking.com

A special rate is being offered to participants of the HKIFC. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about the exact rates as below:

Y-Loft
Hostel which is located next to the competition venue
Website: http://www.youthsquare.hk/eng/yloft_hostel_rooms/
E-mail: reservation@youthsquare.hk
Tel: (852) 37218994

Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay Hong Kong Hotel by IHG
Website: www.hiexpress.com.cn
Address: 33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
E-mail: Spencer.ng@expresscw.com
Tel: (852) 35586896

Competition Arrival Registration

Hong Kong Competitior

Registration will take place at Hong Kong Flute Association on 20 Mar 2019 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Address:  Room 1801, 18/F, Park Commercial Centre, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

  • Receive competition packet (Competition admission form, Competition hand strap, Official souvenir  etc)
  • Competitors or authorized representatives* MUST BE PRESENT AT ARRIVAL REGISTRATION to receive their competition packet on time. If the packet is not picked up, competitor will be counted as a “No Show,” and will be eliminated from their competition.

*Domestic Helpers or other Household Members can act as representatives

  • Kindly bring your HKID or other official photo identification to enable you to collect your competition packet.

(For extenuating circumstances, please contact Organizing Committee directly via email or phone for alternate arrangements.)

 

International Competitors (Other Countries competitor)

Registration will take place at Hong Kong Flute Association on 22 Mar 2019 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Address:  Room 1801, 18/F, Park Commercial Centre, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tina Hau, Hong Kong

  • Receive competition packet (Competition admission form, Competition hand strap,Official souvenir etc)
  • Competitors or authorized representatives* MUST BE PRESENT AT ARRIVAL REGISTRATION to receive their competition packet. If the packet is not picked up, competitor will be counted as a “No Show,” and will be eliminated from their competition.

*Teachers can act as representatives

  • Kindly carry your passport or other official photo identification with you to enable you to collect your competition packet.

(For extenuating circumstances, please contact Organizing Committee directly via email or phone for alternate arrangements.)

 

Passport and Visa 

Passport and Visa
Each participant must have a valid passport to enter the Hong Kong, and in some cases, be in possession of a valid entry visa. All participants are requested to obtain their visa if they need one, as well as any transit visa, prior to the start of their travel. Please note that all visa costs will be borne by the participant and cannot be reimbursed. Kindly carry with you your confirmation letter of the competition.

Piano Accompaniment
  1. Piano accompaniment is required in all the levels ( Semi-final round and Final round).
  2. If there is no piano accompaniment in the Semi-final round and Final round, competitors may be eliminated from their competition.
  3. Competitors can either choose the piano accompaniment provided by the Organizing Committee or bring the accompaniment.
  4. Competition Entry Fee will not include Piano Accompaniment Practice Fee.
  5. The piano accompaniment service provided by the organizer includes ONE rehearsal session and the accompaniment in the competition.
  6. Only the competitors that applied the piano accompaniment service provided by the organizer can have rehearsal sessions. The competitors who will bring the piano accompaniment themselves are responsible for arranging rehearsal with their piano accompaniment themselves.
  7. The rehearsal session of different levels will have different duration. Details will be send out to contestant by email on 15 Jan 2019.
Gala Performance – Special Guest Performers

We are very honoured to have JOUEURS DE FLÛTE ENSEMBLE from Taiwan to be our guest performer in the 「Gala Performance 」.
Stay turn for the event and ticket information.

《1st International Flute Exhibition》

We are happy and proud that below international flute brand will participate in the first international flute exhibition which will be held on 23 and 24 Mar 2019We are happy and proud that below international flute brand will participate in the first international flute exhibition which will be held on 23 and 24 Mar 2019.

Free Adminssion
Brannen Brothers
Flute Master
Dizhao Flutes
Guo Flute Co.
Song Flute Headjoints
Mancke Headjoints
Flutist
……. And more

Confirmation Letter

All registration confirmation letters and confirmation letters from the first round of the competition ( Young Artist Level & Grand Cup Level) have all been issued.

Winners of Masterclass Competition

We are please to announce that the winners of Masterclass Competition as below:

Daniel Ruminantsev – Russian Federation
汪嘉詠 Wong Ka Wing – Hong Kong
鄭思 Zheng Si – China
金珈羽 Jin Jjayu – China

They will play in the Open Masterclass with Paul Edmund-Davies and Shigenori Kudo on 23 Mar 2019

Congratulations!

About

The 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition (HKIFC) is committed to providing young promising flutists from around the world the opportunity to perform to internationally renowned Master flautists and enhance cultural exchanges and friendships through music.

In addition, the HKIFC aims to promote flute music to the Hong Kong music loving community fostering ties and partnerships.

Competitions & Masterclasses

23 - 25 March 2019
Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Final Competition: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong

Finalized schedule will be released on this website on 10 January 2019.

Gala Performance

8pm, 25 March 2019
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong

Rehearsal and performance arrangements will be announced later.


All prize winners (except ​The Elite Young Flautist Group I & Group II)​ will be invited to participate the performance with all Renowned Flautists during Gala Performance.

People

Organising Committee

Chairman & Vice Chairman

Matthew Wu
Chairman
Yam Cheung Tat
Vice Chairman

Honorary Advisers

Paul Edmund-Davies
Fan Man Long
He Sheung Qi
Shigenori Kudo
Margaret Crawford
Michel Bellavance

Artist Advisors

Paul Edmund-Davies
Shigenori Kudo
Margaret Crawford
Fan Man Long
Yan Qi

Committee Members

Lin Yi Hui
Yew Kia Koh
Daniel Park Hai Sung
Shirley Chung
Executive Project Manager
Cleo Leung
Executive Secretary

Judges

Paul Edmund-Davies
United Kingdom
Shigenori Kudo
Japan
Fan Man Nong
Taiwan
He Sheng Qi
Shanghai
Lin Yi Hui
Taiwan
Koh Yew Kia
Malaysia
Daniel Hai-Sung Park
Korea
Yan Qi
Guangzhou
Lam Wing Cheong
Hong Kong
Worapon Kanweerayothin
Thailand

Piano Accompanists

Julie Kuok
Hong Kong
Hilario Segovia Badia
Spain
Melody Chan
Hong Kong
Otto Chow
Hong Kong
Chun Ying Hu
Taiwan
Sheung Lee
Hong Kong
Tra Nguyen
Vietnam
Tang Po Yi
Hong Kong

Levels

Please click "Details" to see the age limit, fee and competition repertoire of each level.

Elite Young Flautist Group I

Age limit (as of 30 March 2019): below 7 (not include 7)

Competition entry fee: HK$600


Set piece:
Giuseppe Verdi - La donna è mobile
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 1)

Elite Young Flautist Group II

Age limit (as of 30 March 2019): below 9

Competition entry fee: HK$600


Set piece:
J.C. Schickhardt - Sonata in D -- Vivace, 7th movement (No repeats)
(Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 2)

Junior Level

Age limit (as of 30 March 2019): below 12

Competition entry fee: HK$900


First Round set piece:
Heinrich Soussmann - Study No. 47 from 125 Easy Classical Studies for Flute
(Universal Edition) (♩=76)


Final Competition - Choose one of the following:

  1. W. A. Mozart - Alla Turca
    (Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 3); OR
  2. Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Mirlitons from Nutcracker Op. 71
    (Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 4)
Intermediate Level

Age limit (as of 30 March 2019): below 15

Competition entry fee: HK$980


First Round set piece:
Ernesto Koehler - Study No.9 from 15 Easy Exercises, Op.33, Book 1
(International Music Company) (♪=156)


Final Competition - Choose one of the following:

  1. Giuseppe Verdi - Violetta’s Aria from La Traviata
    (Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 5); OR
  2. J.J Quantz - Sonata in D, QV 1:49 -- I. Adagio and II. Allegro (No repeats)
    (Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 6)
Senior Level

Age limit (as of 30 March 2019): below 18

Competition entry fee: HK$1080


First Round set piece:
Louis Drouet - Study No.125 from 125 Easy Classical Studies for Flute
(Universal Edition) (♩=108)


Final Competition - Choose one of the following:

  1. Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in D, Op. 10 Bo. 3, RV428, “Il Gardellino”, II. Cantabile and III. Allegro
    (Edition: ABRSM Flute Exam Pieces 2018-2021 Grade 7); OR
  2. W. A. Mozart - Quartet No. 1 in D, K285, I. Allegro (No repeats)
    (Universal Edition)
Young Artist Level

Age limit (as of 30 March 2019): below 22

Competition entry fee: HK$600 (Preliminary Round) + HK$1,300 *

Open Masterclass Competition entry fee: HK$500 ^


Preliminary Round set piece:
C.P.E. Bach - Sonata in A minor for flute solo, Wq. 132 (1st mvt & 3rd mvt) (No repeats, ornaments okay)
(Henle-Verlag Edition)


First round set piece:
C.P.E. Bach - Sonata in A minor for flute solo, Wq. 132 (complete) (No repeats, ornaments okay)
(Henle-Verlag Edition)


Final Competition - Choose one of the following:

  1. Cecile Chaminade - Concertino, Op. 107
  2. Georges Enescu - Cantabile et Presto
  3. Gabriel Fauré - Fantaisie, Op. 79
  4. Philippe Gaubert - Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando

(Edition: G. Schirmer, “Flute Music by French Composers”)

1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition Grand Cup

Age limit (as of 30 March 2019): below 30

Competition entry fee: HK$700 (Preliminary Round) + HK$1,400 *

Open Masterclass Competition entry fee: HK$500 ^


Preliminary Round set piece:
J.S. Bach - Partita in A minor for solo flute BWV 1013 (1st mvt & 2nd mvt)
(No repeats, ornaments okay)
(International Edition)


First Round set pieces (both pieces):

  1. J.S. Bach - Partita in A minor for solo flute BWV 1013 (Complete) (No repeats, ornaments okay)
    (International Edition)
  2. Sigfrid Karg-Elert - Sonata (Appassionata) in F sharp minor for solo flute op. 140
    (Frankurt: Zimmermann Edition)

Semi-Final set piece:
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata Op.94 for flute and piano (No repeat of First Movement Exposition)
(G. Schirmer Edition)


Final Competition set piece:
W. A. Mozart - Concerto in G Major, KV. 313 (Complete)
(Peters Edition)

Important Notes

  • Competitors must perform from memory for all levels (For HKIFC Grand Cup: First Round and Final Competition only).
  • Piano accompaniment is required. Competition Entry Fee will not include Piano Accompaniment Practice Fee.
  • * “Young Artist Level” and “Grand Cup” offer a preliminary round, where videos submitted by the competitors will be reviewed. Only competitors who pass the preliminary round will need to pay the full fee and take part in the competition between 23 - 25 March 2019 in Hong Kong.
  • ^ The Masterclass Competition is only open to Young Artist and HKIFC Grand Cup Level Participants. To be considered as a Performer for the Open Masterclass with Paul Edmund-Davies and Shigenori Kudo, please indicate on the application form. Your preliminary round recording for your solo competition division will serve as your Masterclass Competition entry. You will also have to pay the additional Masterclass Performers Competition Fee. Please note that entry and payment of fee does not guarantee a performer’s spot in the Open Masterclass.
  • Withdrawal and Refund of Competition Fees:
    Once Competition Entry Fees have been submitted and processed, withdrawal from the competition and refund of fees will only be allowed in cases of injury or other causes for inability to travel. In medically related cases, we will require a note from a qualified physician before issuing the refund and processing the competitor’s withdrawal.

Awards

Elite Young Flautist
Group I
Elite Young Flautist
Group II
Junior Level Intermediate Level Senior Level Young Artist Level HKIFC Grand Cup
1st Prize:
Trophy
1st Prize:
HK$2,500
1st Prize:
HK$6,000
1st Prize:
HK$30,000
2nd Prize:
Trophy
2nd Prize:
HK$1,000
2nd Prize:
HK$4,000
2nd Prize:
HK$10,000
3rd Prize:
Trophy
3rd Prize:
HK$500
3rd Prize:
HK$2,000
3rd Prize:
HK$7,000
4th Prize:
Certificate of Achievement
N/A
5th Prize:
Certificate of Achievement
N/A
Judges’ Technical Prize, Judges’ Artistic Prize, Judges’ Charisma Prize,
Judges’ Poise Prize & Judges’ Darling Prize:

Certificate of Achievement
N/A

Important Notes

  • All competitors will receive HKIFC Certificates of participation.
  • All Prizes and Certificates will be presented at the Gala Performance on 25 March 2019.
  • HKIFA & HKFA reserves the right to determine the proportion of awards granted in each category.

Rules & Regulations

General

  • We welcome flautists from all nationalities to take part in this competition.
  • We will not allow any change of pre-selected Competitor’s choice piece(s) once the registration form has been received.
  • Any edition of original scores is allowed for competition pieces unless specific edition is indicated.
  • All entry and administration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • All competitors and participants allow HKFA to take photos and videos during the competition for future use. Photos and videos mentioned above are properties of HKIFC and HKFA, and may be used by HKIFC and HKFA for publicity and promotional purposes without compensation.
  • HKIFC and HKFA shall not be liable whatsoever in connection with any accident, injury, loss and/or damage incurred directly, or indirectly, due to the competition or occuring during the competition.
  • HKIFC and HKFA reserves the right to combine and/or cancel events for any reason.
  • For the Elite Young Flautists Groups I and II, there will be only one round of competition. Prizes will be decided based on one performance. There is no preliminary YouTube screening round.
  • For Junior through Senior Levels, there will be two rounds of competition. Prizes will be decided based on them. There is no preliminary YouTube screening round.
  • For the Young Artist and HKIFC Grand Cup Levels, the preliminary round must be uploaded as a video to YouTube or otherwise provided to the committee for evaluation. If accepted for the competition, then the Young Artist Level will undergo two rounds of competition, and the Grand Cup three rounds of competition. Prizes will be decided based upon these live performances.

Judging Procedure

  • Judges reserve the right not to listen to the entire piece. This will not reflect negatively on the competitors.
  • All listed prizes will be awarded in all categories to deserving winners.
  • Special Certificate Prizes will also be awarded to teachers from Mainland China for student participation and student awards in order to promote the flute, flute performance, and international musical dialogue within Mainland China.
  • For ​The Elite Young Flautist Group I through Senior Level, the highest and lowest scores from the judging panel will be dropped when considering final results in order to ensure fairness. For the Young Artist Level and the HKIFC Grand Cup Level, the same procedure will be followed up until the final round. In the final round, to ensure complete judging fairness, if the competitor’s teacher is on the judging panel, an equally qualified substitute judge will replace them on the panel for that competitor’s performance. Teachers will not be allowed to judge their own students.
  • For the Masterclass Competition to play in the Open Masterclass with Paul Edmund-Davies and Shigenori Kudo, only competitors from the Young Artist and HKIFC Grand Cup Levels will be considered. Their preliminary round video submissions will act as their audition to be Performers, and the HKIFC Organizing Committee will serve as judges to select Performers. The Masterclass Performer’s Entry Fee is a seperate competition entry fee, and will be subject to the same refund rules as listed in this document.

Important Dates

30 Nov 2018
  • Final Registration Deadline for Competition (All Levels)
  • Registration Deadline for Competition Preliminary Rounds
    (for Young Artist Level and HKIFC Grand Cup only)
  • Final Registration Deadline for Competition of Masterclass
15 Dec 2018
  • Announce Finalists and Performer of Masterclass (by email)
    (for Young Artist Level and HKIFC Grand Cup)
31 Dec 2018
  • Deadline of submission of Entry Fee
    (for Young Artist Level and HKIFC Grand Cup)
  • Deadline for amendment of personal information (if any) provided in the application
23 Feb 2019
  • Send out Competition Notifications for arrival registration in Hong Kong (by email)
20 Mar 2019
  • Competition Arrival Registration (HK competitor)
  • Receive competition packet (Competition admission form, program booklet, schedule, etc)
  • Competitors or authorized representatives (Domestic Helpers or other Household Members can act as representatives) MUST BE PRESENT AT ARRIVAL REGISTRATION to receive their competition packet. If the packet is not picked up, competitor will be counted as a “No Show,” and will be eliminated from their competition.
    (For extenuating circumstances, please contact Organizing Committee directly via email or phone for alternate arrangements.)
  • Venue: Hong Kong Flute Association
22 Mar 2019
  • Competition Arrival Registration - International Competitors (Other Countries competitor)
  • Receive competition packet (Competition admission form, program booklet, schedule, etc)
  • Competitors or authorized representatives (teachers can act as representatives) MUST BE PRESENT AT ARRIVAL REGISTRATION to receive their competition packet. If the packet is not picked up, competitor will be counted as a “No Show,” and will be eliminated from their competition.
    (For extenuating circumstances, please contact Organizing Committee directly via email or phone for alternate arrangements.)
  • Venue: Hong Kong Flute Association
23 Mar 2019
  • Competition First Round (Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Young Artist, HKIFC Grand Cup)
  • Competition Final Round (Elite Young Flautists I, II)
  • Masterclass: Paul Edmund-Davies, Shigenori Kudo
23-24 Mar 2019
  • International Flute Exhibition 2019
24 Mar 2019
  • Contestant Rehearsal Time with Piano Accompanist (Must be booked in advance)
    (Rehearsal time booking procedures will be announced shortly)
  • Second Round Competition (Own Choice Piece) with Piano Accompaniment (Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Young Artist, HKIFC Grand Cup)
25 Mar 2019
  • Final Competition of HKIFC Grand Cup Level
  • Gala Performance

Contact

Hong Kong Flute Association

  • Address:
    Room 1801, Park Commercial Centre, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road, Hong Kong
  • Phone:
    +852 2887-0330   /   +852 9137-7998   /   +86 18420138891
  • Office Hours:
    Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am - 6pm;
    Mondays and Sundays 12noon - 6pm
  • Email:
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Application

Thanks for your support! The application has been closed. We will announce the list of selected participants of Young Artist Level and the Grand Cup participants on website @ 15 December 2018. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to ALL participants on the same day. Please stay tuned!

For inquiries, please contact us at
Tel:2887-0330