Flute competition

Niamh McKenna is the winner of the Crusell International Flute Competition 2017

 

The Crusell International Flute Competition is completed in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

Awarded prizes:

First Prize EUR 6000                 McKenna Niamh, Ireland

Second Prize EUR 3000            Blanco Joidy, Venezuela

Third Prize EUR 2000               Ivanova Elizaveta, Russia

The winner will be invited to perform at the Crusell Music Festival of 2018 or 2019.

The jury of the Crusell International Flute Competition: Petri Alanko (Chair, Finland), Philippe Bernold (France), Emily Beynon (United Kingdom), Silvia Careddu (Italy) and Felix Renggli (Switzerland).

The Final Round program consisted of the Concerto for flute in G major by W. A. Mozart (K.313) and Luvetus for Flute and String Orchestra by Finnish composer Minna Leinonen (b. 1977). Luvetus (2016-2017) is commissioned by the Crusell Festival 2017. Luvetus had the world premiere this evening. The orchestra playing in the Final Round was Jousia Ensemble, conducted by Janne Nisonen.

The Crusell International Flute Competition is organized by Crusell Music Festival. The competition is contributed by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation.

The Crusell competition is named after Finnish composer and clarinet player Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838). Crusell was born in Uusikaupunki. He has been one of the most skillful clarinetists of his era in Europe.

 

Contact Information

Soila Jaakkola

Competition Secretary

Crusell International Flute Competition

Tel. +358 40 7489449

Email kulttuuritoimi.uusikaupunki@gmail.com

 

Backround information of the winners of the Crusell International Flute Competition 2017

 

Niamh McKenna (1991, Ireland/Germany)

Studies

  • Sibelius Academy 2015– , Petri Alanko
  • Lübeck, Freiburg, Basel, Amsterdam, Angela Firkins, Felix Renggli, Kersten McCall

 

Orchestral Experience

  • Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal
  • Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Spring 2016, 2nd Solo flute
  • Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra 2014, Substitute
  • Tapiola Sinfonietta 2014, Substitute
  • Sinfonieorchester Basel
  • Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
  • Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

 

Joidy Blanco (1992, Venezuela)

Studies

  • Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve 2014–2016, Jacques Zoon
  • Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon 2010–2013, Philippe Bernold, Julien Beaudiment, Gilles Cottin
  • Simón Bolívar Conservatory, Caracas 2006–2008, José García
  • Youth Academy of Montalbán 2001–2006, José Medina

 

Competitions

  • Yamaha National Competition 2010, 1st
  • I Woodwinds Festival of Venezuela 2007, 1st
  • Prague Spring 70th International Competition 2015, Semifinalist
  • Theobald Boehm flute competition 2016, Finalist
  • Riddes compétition 2016, Finalist
  • IV international competition of Moscow Conservatory for Winds & Percussion 2012, Semifinalist
  • Maxence Larrieu International Flute Competition 2011
  • Jean Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition 2008

 

Orchestral Experience

  • Orchestra Suisse Romande et Orchestra de HEM
  • Opera National de Lyon 2013, Practicum
  • Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
  • Caracas Youth Orchestra
  • Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra
  • National Youth Symphony of Venezuela

 

Elizaveta Ivanova (1997, Russia)

Studies

  • St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Olga Chernyadeva
  • St. Petersburg musical school, Vladimir Ushakov

 

Competitions

  • Gnessin Competition for young musicians, Moscow, 2017
  • Tolyatti International Competition 2016
  • Competition Savshinskogo 2014, 2015
  • Crescendo 2014

 

Orchestral Experience

  • International Conservatory Week in St. Petersburg, October 2015 & 2016
  • Youth Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Summer 2015

 

Three Flutists accepted to the Final Round of the Crusell International Flute Competition 2017

The Crusell International Flute Competition’s Final Round will be competed on Saturday in Uusikaupunki, Finland. There were selected three flutists to the Final Round from today’s Semi-finals.

 

Competitors accepted to the Final Round are:

Blanco Joidy, Venezuela

Ivanova Elizaveta, Russia

McKenna Niamh, Ireland

 

The jury members of the Crusell International Flute Competition are Petri Alanko (Chair, Finland), Philippe Bernold (France), Emily Beynon (United Kingdom), Silvia Careddu (Italy) and Felix Renggli (Switzerland).

The competition continues in the New Chuch in Uusikaupunki on Saturday 29th of July at 6 p.m. The program consists of the Concerto for flute in G major by W. A. Mozart (K.313) and Luvetus for Flute and String Orchestra by Finnish composer Minna Leinonen (b. 1977). On Saturday we are going to hear the world premiere of Luvetus (2016-2017), which is commissioned by the Crusell Festival 2017. The orchestra playing in the Final Round is Jousia Ensemble, conducted by Janne Nisonen. The concerto by Mozart is going to be played without conductor, though.

The first prize of the Crusell International Flute Competition is EUR 6000. Second prize will be EUR 3000, and third EUR 2000. The jury reserves the right to distribute the prizes differently. The winner will be invited to perform at the Crusell Music Festival of 2018 or 2019. The prizes will be awarded at a prize giving ceremony following the Final Round.

The Crusell International Flute Competition is organized by Crusell Music Festival. The competition is contributed by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.

The competition is named after Finnish composer and clarinet player Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838). Crusell was born in Uusikaupunki. He has been one of the most skillful clarinetists of his era in Europe.

Timetable

  • Final Round Sat 29.7. at 6 p.m. Uudenkaupungin Uusi kirkko, (Uusikaupunki New Church) Rauhankatu 1 C

(Tickets EUR 30 / 25 / 20)

  • Prize Giving Ceremony after the Final Round

Concerts

Tickets: ticketmaster.fi

Contact Information

Soila Jaakkola

Competition Secretary

Crusell International Flute Competition

Tel. +358 40 7489449

Email kulttuuritoimi.uusikaupunki@gmail.com

 

CRUSELL INTERNATIONAL FLUTE COMPETITION 2017

 

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

TIMETABLE

Thu 27.7.2017

klo 10 / at 10 a.m.

Valerio Niccolò

Zvereva Aleksandra

Intermission

Aalto-Setälä Kerttu

Aho Heta

Intermission

Blanco Joidy

klo 15 / at 3 p.m.

Ivanova Elizaveta

Järvinen Aapo

Intermission

McKenna Niamh

Molletones Etni

Intermission

Oliveira Ana Rita

 

 

10 Flutists accepted to the Semi-Final Round of the Crusell International Flute Competition 2017

 

The Crusell International Flute Competition is continuing in Uusikaupunki, Finland. There were altogether 33 flutists representing 12 countries in the First Round, which competed on Monday and Tuesday this week. Among the competitors were eight Finnish flutists. The competition is organized by Crusell Music Festival.

 

Competitors accepted to the Semi-final Round are:

Aalto-Setälä Kerttu, Finland

Aho Heta, Finland

Blanco Joidy, Venezuela

Ivanova Elizaveta, Russia

Järvinen Aapo, Finland

McKenna Niamh, Ireland

Molletones Etni, Venezuela

Oliveira Ana Rita, Portugal

Valerio Niccolò, Italy

Zvereva Aleksandra, Russia

 

The jury members of the flute competition are Petri Alanko (Chair, Finland), Philippe Bernold (France), Emily Beynon (United Kingdom), Silvia Careddu (Italy) and Felix Renggli (Switzerland).

 

The competition continues in the Church Community Centre, Uusikaupunki, on Thursday 27th of July at 10 a.m. The Final Round is held at the New Chuch in Uusikaupunki on Saturday 29th of July at 6 p.m.

 

Timetable

  • Semi-Final Round Thu 27.7. at 10 a.m. Seurakuntakeskus (Church Community Centre),  Koulukatu 6, Uusikaupunki (Tickets EUR 10)
  • Final Round Sat 29.7. at 6 p.m. Uudenkaupungin Uusi kirkko, (Uusikaupunki New Church) Rauhankatu 1 C (Tickets EUR 30 / 25 / 20)
  • Prize Giving Ceremony after the Final Round

Tickets: ticketmaster.fi

Contact Information

Soila Jaakkola

Competition Secretary

Crusell International Flute Competition

Tel. +358 40 7489449

Email kulttuuritoimi.uusikaupunki@gmail.com

 

CRUSELL INTERNATIONAL FLUTE COMPETITION 2017

 

ALKUERIEN AIKATAULU/
FIRST ROUND

TIMETABLE

Mon 24.7.2017

klo 10 / at 10 a.m.
Steinaa Maria
Sugeno Mei
Uchiyama Takahiro
Valerio Niccolò

Intermission

Yu Jihoo
Yushina Evgeniya
Zvereva Alaeksandra
Aalto-Setälä Kerttu

Intermission /Lunch

klo 15 / at 3 p.m.
Aho Heta
Altare Federico
Audisio Bartolomeo
Blanco Joidy

Intermission

Chenot Isabelle
Cheon Hyunseo
Chulkova Anastasia
Damström Jacintha

Intermission

Ferreira Susana
Ilsuma Lauma
Ivanova Elizaveta

Muutokset mahdollisia
Right to changes reserved

Tue 25.7.2017
klo 10 / at 10 a.m.
Jämsä Martta
Järvinen Aapo
Kim, Ka Hyun

Intermission

Lehtinen Saara
Leván Janette
Lim HyeRyung
Macedo Rocha, Ana Rita

Intermission /Lunch

klo 15 / at 3 p.m.
Matsuzaki Yuri
McKenna Niamh
Molletones Etni
Niittymaa Siiri

Intermission

Oliveira, Ana Rita
Ou Chia-Wen
Pratola Tommaso

Crusell International Flute Competition 24.–29.7.2017

39 Candidates accepted for the competition are:

Aalto-Setälä Kerttu
Aho Heta
Altare Federico
Audisio Bartolomeo
Blanco Joidy
Chenot Isabelle
Cheon Hyunseo
Chulkova Anastasia
Damström Jacintha
Ferreira Susana
Ilsuma Lauma
Ivanova Elizaveta
Jämsä Martta
Järvinen Aapo
Kim, Ka Hyun
Kwak Stephanie
Lehtinen Saara
Leván Janette
Lim Chen Hung Clement
Lim HyeRyung
Macedo Rocha, Ana Rita
Matsuzaki Yuri
McKenna Niamh
Molletones Etni
Neset Ingrid Soefteland
Niittymaa Siiri
Oliveira Ana Rita
Ou Chia-Wen
Paixão Frederico
Pratola Tommaso
Ryu Ji Weon
Shin Jihoon
Steinaa Maria
Sugeno Mei
Uchiyama Takahiro
Valerio Niccolò
Yu Jihoo
Yushina Evgeniya
Zvereva Aleksandra

39 Candidates from 15 Nationalities were accepted to the Crusell International Flute Competition 2017

The Crusell Music Festival is hosting the Crusell International Flute Competition in Uusikaupunki, Finland, on July 24–29, 2017. There were 52 flautists from 21 different countries who applied to the competition. This year the level of the candidates was exceptionally high. The preliminary jury has chosen 39 competitors to the competition. The members of the preliminary jury made the evaluation independently and their evaluation was based on the video recordings.

The selected competitors represent 15 nationalities. Altogether eight Finnish flautists were accepted to the competition. The Finnish representatives are Aalto-Setälä Kerttu, Aho Heta, Damström Jacintha, Jämsä Martta, Järvinen Aapo, Lehtinen Saara, Leván Janette, and Niittymaa Siiri.

Competition Timetable

  • First Rounds Mon 24.7. and Tue 25.7. at 10 AM, Church Community Centre, Koulukatu 6, Uusikaupunki  (free admission)
  • Semi-Final Round Thu 27.7. at 10 AM, Church Community Centre, Koulukatu 6, Uusikaupunki (Tickets EUR 10)
  • Final Round Sat 29.7. at 6 PM, Uudenkaupunki New Church, Rauhankatu 1 C (Tickets EUR 30 / 25 / 20)
  • Prize Giving Seremony after the Final Round

Tickets: ticketmaster.fi

Contact Information

Soila Jaakkola

Competition Secretary

Crusell International Flute Competition

Tel. +358 40 7489449

Email kulttuuritoimi.uusikaupunki(at)gmail.com

 

Candidates from 21 Nationalities Applying to the Crusell International Flute Competition 2017

The Crusell Music Festival is hosting the Crusell International Flute Competition in Uusikaupunki, Finland, on July 24–29, 2017. To the competition applied 52 candidates from 21 different nationalities, from which 10 candidates are Finnish. The preliminary jury will select competitors based on the video recordings and registration information. Max. 40 participants will be accepted to the competition.

The competition is open for flautists of all nationalities born in or after 1987. The competition repertoire in the first round and in the semi-final round consist of pieces for solo flute and with piano accompaniment. In final round the competitors play as a soloist with Jousia Ensemble, conducted by Janne Nisonen.

There will be distributed as prizes altogether EUR 11 000. The winner will also be invited to perform at the Crusell Music Festival in the future. The jury is going to be as follows: Petri Alanko (chairman, Finland), Philippe Bernold (France), Emily Beynon (The Netherlands), Silvia Careddu (Austria), and Felix Renggli (Switzerland).

The Crusell Music Festival is arranging every other or third year a competition for a wind instrument. Previous competition was in 2014 in oboe playing. The previous Crusell flute competition was held in 2007.

Crusell Music Festival takes its 36th place this summer. The Artistic Director of the Crusell Music Festival is Professor Harri Mäki (Sibelius Academy). During this year the city of Uusikaupunki is also celebrating its 400th anniversary. The festival theme of the year is Beloved Neighbors – Sweden and Russia: Finnish music culture has its foundation in Swedish and Russian music. The Crusell Music Festival arranges in July altogether 15 concerts and 12 sideline happenings – all this during one week!

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Competition Timetable

  • First Rounds Mon 24.7. and Tue 25.7. at 10 AM, Church Community Centre, Koulukatu 6, Uusikaupunki (free admission)
  • Semi-Final Round Thu 27.7. at 10 AM, Church Community Centre, Koulukatu 6, Uusikaupunki (Tickets EUR 10)
  • Final Round Sat 29.7. at 6 PM, Uusikaupunki New Church, Rauhankatu 1 C (Tickets EUR 30 / 25 / 20)
  • Prize Giving Seremony after the Final Round

Tickets: ticketmaster.fi

Contact Information

http://crusell.fi/

Soila Jaakkola

Competition Secretary

Crusell International Flute Competition

Tel. +358 40 7489449

Email kulttuuritoimi.uusikaupunki(at)gmail.com

UUSIKAUPUNKI, FINLAND

24TH – 29TH OF JULY 2017

The Competition Committee of Crusell International Flute Competition 2017 decided to extend the deadline of the application. The completed application form must be sent from our website http://crusell.fi or by post to the address The Crusell Music Festival, “Flute Competition”, P.O. Box 37, 23501 Uusikaupunki, Finland to arrive by April 20th, 2017, 3 pm (local time).


DOWNLOAD THE RULES AND APPLICATION FORM HERE,

Apply online here!


§ 1

The Crusell Music Festival is hosting the Crusell International Flute Competition in Uusikaupunki, Finland from the 24th to 29th of July, 2017. The competition is open for flautists of all nationalities born in or after 1987.

§ 2

COMPETITION COMMITTEE

§ 3

PRELIMINARY ROUND

The completed application form must be sent from our website http://crusell.fi or by post to the address The Crusell Music Festival, “Flute Competition”, P.O. Box 37, 23501 Uusikaupunki, Finland to arrive by March 31st, 2017, 3 pm (local time). You can fill out your application on our website earliest 2.12.2016. The following enclosures must accompany the signed application:

§ 4

Candidates accepted for the competition will be informed by the latest on Friday April 28th, 2017, after which the names of the accepted participants will be published on the Crusell Music Festival website. The preliminary jury will select competitors based on the video recordings and registration information. Max. 40 participants will be accepted to the competition.

§ 5

The competitors will perform in the order determined by a lottery drawn by the competition organisation. The performance order will remain the same throughout the whole competition. The jury selects a suitable number of competitors for the following rounds, however max. 10 competitors to the Semi-final Round and max. 4 competitors to the Final Round.

The First Round takes place on Monday July 24th and Tuesday 25th. The competitors will be informed in the acceptance letter about their own designated day for the First Round. There is a scheduled rehearsal with the competitor’s appointed pianist the day before their designated day for the First Round performance. The competitors playing on the first day of the First Round, Monday July 24th, must arrive in Uusikaupunki and register in person to the Crusell Music Festival office on July 22nd in the evening at the latest due to the accompaniment rehearsal on the following day. The competitors playing on the second day of the First Round, Tuesday July 25th, must arrive in Uusikaupunki and register in person to the Crusell Music Festival office on July 23rd in the evening at the latest due to the accompaniment rehearsal on the following day. This concerns participants who will use the pianist provided by the competition organisers.

All participants are required to register in person at the Crusell Music Festival office at the latest on July 23rd, 2017, at 8 p.m (local time).

§ 6

THE COMPETITION REPERTOIRE:

The First round on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of July

Duration of total performance must be less than 20 minutes.

In the First Round the competitor is allowed to play the pieces in the order of their choice.

1. Choose one:

2. Choose one:

3. Choose one (all movements):

The 3rd category pieces will be played without any repeats. The Semi-final round on Thursday 27th of July

Duration of total performance must be less than 35 minutes.

In the Semi-final round the competitor is allowed to play the pieces in the order of their choice.

1. Choose one (all movements):

2. Contemporary solo piece of free choice, written after 1980

3. Choose one:

Piano accompaniment in category 3 may be shortened.

The Final round on Saturday 29th of July

    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto G major K313 – own cadenzas, without conductor
    2. Commissioned piece for flute and strings by Minna Leinonen, 10 min, with conductor

you may use the music for both pieces! (not from memory)

§ 7

THE JURY

§ 8

PRIZES

The prizes are tax-free. Additional prizes may be awarded. The jury reserves the right to distribute the prizes differently. The winner will be invited to perform at the Crusell Music Festival of 2018 or 2019.

§ 9

The competition rounds will be open to public. The organisers reserve the right to record and distribute the performances in any form of their choice without any remuneration to the competitors.

§ 10

The competition organisers will make a pianist available to each competitor for the First and Semi-final Round. The orchestra in the Final Round will be Jousia Ensemble, cond. Janne Nisonen. The organisers will appoint a pianist for each competitor and determine the rehearsal times. A competitor may optionally bring their own pianist at their own expense.

§ 11

The prizes will be awarded at a prize giving ceremony following the Final Round.

§ 12

The jury reserves the right to exclude a competitor who doesn’t follow these rules.