The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2019 - FLUTE

13. & 14. April 2019, Berlin

The International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Flute 2019 supports and promotes talented, young musicians, music students, soloists, and prospective orchestral musicians by providing a platform for competition and with its prestigious awards.

The Competition take place in Mendelssohn-Remise, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin.

 Jury

  • Leonid Grudin
  • Matthieu Gauci
  • MIchael Blatow

 Competition awards

  • 1. Prize from the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein
  • 2. Prize from the Friends and Supporters of the Anton Rubinstein Academy
  • 3. Prize from the Blatow Foundation

 Winners

Héléna Macherel, Die Schweiz

1. Prize from the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein
Biography 

Born in 1995, Helena Macherel goes to the « Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne » in the class of José- Daniel Castellon with fourteen years old. Five years later, she obtains a Soloist specialized Master. At the end of her studies in Lausanne, she gets the scolarship « Fritz Bach », awarded to promising musicians. In 2014, she studies in Berlin in the « Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik » in the class of Sivia Careddu.
In 2014 she gets the « Leenaards » scolarship, as well as the Migros scolarship. She has been supported by Irène Denéréaz Foundation, as well as Casino Barrière de Montreux Foundation. Besides her flute activities, she has a passion for composition. During two years, she took lessons of composition with William Blank in the « Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne ».

Elisabet Franch, Spanien

2. Prize from the Friends and Supporters of the Anton Rubinstein Academy
Biography 

Regarded as one of the catalan flutists with most international projection of her generation, Elisabet Franch outstands for her talent and subtle musical interpretation. Since 2008 she was flutist of the Academy Orchestra of Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) and in 2010 became flutist of the Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro Alla Scala (Milano), working with conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Fabio Luisi, David Coleman, Gianandrea Noseda and performing at Teatro Alla Scala, Teatro Luciano Pavarotti, Bolshoi Theatre, Philharmonie of St. Petersburg and The Royal Opera House of Oman.
She has been recognized in several international competitions, including 1st prize and Judges’ Distinction Award at the American Protégé International Competition 2016, which lead her to debut at Carnegie Hall of New York, 1st prize by unanimous decision of the Jury at International Flute Competition Domenico Cimarosa (Aversa, Italy), Absolute Winner Wind Category Vienna New Year’s Concert International Music Competition 2018 (Concerto with Orchestra scheduled in Vienna on 30th December 2018), Golden Classical Music Awards 2018 New York, 1st prize IMKA International Music Competition (Sarajevo), Concours International du Jeune Flûtiste (Paris, France), Sony Classical Talent Scout (Italy).
On 2013 wins the Rising Star Award given by Sir James Galway, with whom she studies since 2011 at the Galway Flute Festival and other masterclasses and is awarded with a 16k and platinum Nagahara headjoint. On the same year she is distinguished with the Citizen’s Prize of her city, Sant Cugat, “for carrying the name of the city over the world, related to talent and excellence”.

Mijin Jeon, Südkorea

3. Prize from the Blatow Foundation
Biography 

Studium -Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Master of Music) (April 2018-) -Kyungpook National Universität/Daegu (Bachelor of Music) (M’rz 2011-Feb 2015) -Kyungbook Kunstoberschule/Daegu (M’rz 2008-Feb 2011)

Preise

-1.Platz im Musikwettbewerb, veranstaltet von Universit’t Keimyung (2010)

-1.Platz im Musikwettbewerb, veranstaltet von Universit’t Youngnam (2007)

-1.Platz im Musikwettbewerb, veranstaltet von International Organization of Arts (2007)

-3.Platz im Musikwettbewerb, veranstaltet von der Kunstoberschule Kyungbook (2007)

Juree Kim, Südkorea

3. Prize from the Blatow Foundation
Biography 

Musikalischer Werdegang
Universität der Künste Berlin BA(2015-2019) MA (2019-Present)
New England Conservatory Preparatory student (2009-2014)
Walnut Hill School of Arts (2011 – 2014)
Korea National University of Arts Preparatory School

Competitions
Märkische Musiktage Internationaler Musikwettbewerb First Prize (2017. 10)
New England Conservatory Concerto Competition Honorable Mention (2013. 11)
Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Honorable Mention (2013.5)
Williams Chorale Scholarship Competition Second Prize (2013. 4) – Winner’s concert(2013. 5)
Harvard Musical Association First Prize (2012.4) Performed a Joint Recital with Jonah Ellsworth(2013.1)
SangLok International Christian Competition First Prize Performed at Carnegie Hall (2012. 5)
Korean Music Association Grand Prize (2009. 4)
GyungBook Arts High School Competition Grand Prize (2008. 9)
InJae University Competition Grand Prize (2008. 8)
KaeMyung University Strings/Woodwinds Second Prize (2008. 5)
KamBae Piano Competition Grand Prize (2007.10) Korea Music Association Gold Prize (2007. 5)

 Participants - Final Round

  • Silvia Denk, Deutschland
  • Elisabet Franch, Spanien
  • Ana Haboud Carrera, USA
  • Mijin Jeon, Südkorea
  • Sami Junnonen, Finnland
  • Juree Kim, Südkorea
  • Jayeon Kim, Südkorea
  • Héléna Macherel, Die Schweiz
  • Katharina Martini, Deutschland
  • Ayane Miyakawa, Japan
  • Seulgi Seo, Südkorea
  • Hyeri Song, Südkorea
  • Olha Stukalova, Ukraine
  • Meruyert Tulenova, Kazakhstan
  • Léa Villeneuve, Frankreich
  • Aliya Vodovozova, Russland

 Participants - I. Round

  • Silvia Denk, Deutschland
  • Elisabet Franch, Spanien
  • Ana Haboud Carrera, USA
  • Agata Anna Haromszeki, Ungarn
  • Kana Hasegawa, Japan
  • Mijin Jeon, Südkorea
  • Sami Junnonen, Finnland
  • Anett Laura Kallai, Ungarn
  • Juree Kim, Südkorea
  • Jungho Kim, Südkorea
  • Jayeon Kim, Südkorea
  • Lydia Küllinger, Österreich
  • Janka Laar, Ungarn
  • Chae-Min Lee, Südkorea
  • Hyemin Lee, Südkorea
  • Héléna Macherel, Die Schweiz
  • Katharina Martini, Deutschland
  • Ayane Miyakawa, Japan
  • Jiye Paeng, Südkorea
  • Laura Richard, Die Schweiz
  • Seulgi Seo, Südkorea
  • Hsin-Ting Sheng, Taiwan
  • Hyejin Shin, Südkorea
  • Hyeri Song, Südkorea
  • Olha Stukalova, Ukraine
  • Kirill Suvorov, Russland
  • Meruyert Tulenova, Kazakhstan
  • Léa Villeneuve, Frankreich
  • Aliya Vodovozova, Russland
  • Ka Wing Wong, China
  • Tak Him Wong, China
  • Yujuan Zhu, China

 Entry conditions

  1. The International Anton Rubinstein Flute Competition 2019 is organized by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Dusseldorf and will take place in Mendelssohn-Remise Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany on April 13th & 14th, 2019.
  2. Flute of all nationalities and ages may take part in this competition.
  3. The competition will take place in two rounds, from which the Jury will decide the winners.
  4. The first round will be completed via video link on YouTube. The results will be announced via email on March 18th, 2019.
  5. The Final will take place in the Mendelssohn-Remise, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
  6. The Final of competition is open to the public.
  7. A maximum of 16 candidates will be advanced to the final. This decision will be made by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, using the recordings from the first round.
  8. The International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein will determine the order in which the competitors perform.
  9. The repertoire for the first round can be freely chosen by the candidate, but must be at least 30 minutes long.
  10. For the final, the candidates must present a program which does not exceed a 30 minute time limit.  The repertoire choice for the final is free, must be performed by memory and may include works from the first round.
  11. The works, which require a preparation of the grand piano, are excluded from the competition.
  12. In the final, the jury has the right to interrupt any performance that exceeds the 30-minute time limit.
  13. The candidates are allowed to bring their own accompanists. However, if need be, and with prior arrangement, the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein will also appoint a pianist for the competitors. The fee for the pianist is 100€, (to be paid with the registration fee), and includes a 20 minutes rehearsal and the competition performance.
  14. The final results will be announced on Sunday evening, April 14th, 2019 about 7:30 pm.
  15. All participants must be present when the competition results are announced.
  16. With their registration, participants authorize the organizer, i.e. the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, to use all photo, video and audio material of the competition at its discretion.
  17. The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
  18. With his or her registration, the candidate agrees to the rules and regulations of the competition.
  19. Registration Deadline: March 9th, 2019
    Registration fee: 75€ before February 9th, 2019 and 100 € thereafter.
  20. The registration fee is non-refundable.