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Semi-Finalists Announced at Concours de Genève Flute Edition 2023

The flute edition of the 77th Concours de Genève will take place from October 23 - November 4, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland


Founded in 1939, Concours de Genève is one of the world’s leading international music competitions. It aims at discovering, promoting, and supporting young talented artists, giving them the necessary tools to launch an international career. Several main disciplines rotate annually, including piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, cello, viola, string quartet, voice, percussion, and composition, which is held every second year.

The flute edition of the 77th Concours de Genève will take place from October 23 - November 4, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland.

As the official media and broadcast partner, The Violin Channel will stream the final round of this year's flute competition, and these recordings will also be available for playback.

The eight flutists advancing to the semi-finals are:

  • Rafael Adobas Bayog, Spain
  • Mario Bruno, Italy
  • Heewon Han, South Korea
  • Elizaveta Ivanova, Russia
  • Sooah Jeon, USA
  • Judy Lee, South Korea
  • Yuan Yu, China
  • Marianna Julia Zolnacz, Poland


The Flute jury will comprise Silvia Careddu (Chair), Denis Bouriakov, Magali Mosnier, Loïc Schneider, Seiya Ueno, Henrik Wiese, and Hyeri Yoon.

The first prize will receive CHF 20,000, second prize CHF 12,000, and third prize: CHF 8,000. Additional awards will be given out, such as the Audience Prize, Young Audience Prize, and Students Prize.

The competition also offers career development to its laureates, who will benefit from two years of management from the Sartory Artists agency. During the two years following their prize, laureates are offered an international concert tour and can participate in the Concours de Genève offers a Prizewinners Workshop — highlighting different subjects such as performance, health, career management, image, and social media.

The Flute Semi-Finals, which comprise two recitals plus an artistic project presentation, will take place from 30 October to 2 November. The solo recital has a free choice of repertoire of 50 to 60 minutes. The second part involves a 45-minute chamber music recital with one baroque sonata, Kevin Juillerat’s Work, commissioned by the Competition for flute, clarinet and piano, and André Jolivet’s Chant de Linos for flute, string trio and harp.

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