2021 NYFC Competition Winners

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Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 5:00pm

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Monthly Concerts: 2021 NYFC Competition Winners
The winners of the 2021 NYFC Competition: Min Ha Kim (1st), Tyler Martin (2nd), and Cameron Cullen (3rd)
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2021 NYFC Competition Winners

Winners of the 2021 NYFC Competition: Min Ha Kim (1st prize), Tyler Martin (2nd prize), and Cameron Cullen (3rd prize)

Concert at the New York Flute Fair 2021

Estimated time: 60 minutes


Fantasia No. 8 in E Minor                        Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Four Pieces for solo flute                         Jindrich Feld (1925-2007)
                         Cameron Cullen (third prize), flute

Danza de la Mariposa (2008)                   Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)
Fantasia No. 10 in F# Minor                  Georg Philipp Telemann
Summerland      William Grant Still (1895-1978)
                        Tyler Martin (second prize), flute
                         Kyung-A Yoo, piano

Introduction, Theme, and Variations          Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
     on “Trockne Blumen,” D. 802 (1824)
Mei for flute alone (1962)                           Kazuo Fukushima (b. 1930)
                        Min Ha Kim (first prize), flute
                        Beilin Han, piano

Special thanks to Phil Unger and the Flute Center of New York for sponsoring the first prize.

Concert video:

Min Ha Kim (first prize), age 25, is currently studying with Mark Sparks at DePaul University. She previously studied with Paula Robison at the New England Conservatory and Leone Buyse at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. She won first place in the Seattle Flute Society’s sixth Young Artist Competition. She also won first prizes at the Canadian Music Festival and Performing Arts BC Festival. In 2013, she received an award at the National Music Competition hosted by the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, representing British Columbia. She has been featured as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Youth Symphony, and Vancouver Pilgrim Orchestra. Ms. Kim has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony and is currently an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She spent her past summers at the Spoleto USA, Tanglewood Music Center, Banff Music Centre, Summer Music Institute, and Orford Academy.

Tyler Martin (second prize) was selected as a member of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and won a full-tuition teaching assistantship at Brevard Music Center. He is a substitute flutist for the Houston Symphony Orchestra and was awarded honorable mention in the Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Anthony Dwyer Flute Competition. Mr. Martin received a bachelor of music degree from DePaul University and a master of music degree from New England Conservatory. He currently attends the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.


Born and raised in the north of England, Cameron Cullen (third prize) took an early liking to the flute. He went on to study for four years at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under Roger Armstrong and Jonathan Burgess before spending the next two years teaching the young musicians at Wells Cathedral School. He is now completing his master’s degree at the Yale School of Music with Ransom Wilson.





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