New York Flute Club Competition 2019

Kaoru Hinata Competition Coordinator

The NYFC Competition has been recognizing rising artists for more than four decades. Previous winners have gone on to distinguished solo careers and positions in major orchestras, and they teach in top conservatories and colleges. 

Flutists ages 18 to 27 are eligible to compete in the annual New York Flute Club Competition. Preliminary and final auditions will be held on March 17, 2019. The preliminary round will be held at the Manhattan School of Music and the final round will be presented at the annual New York Flute Fair on the same day. Each prize winner receives a cash honorarium and a performance opportunity at the Club's April 28, 2019 concert.


1st Prize: $1000  •  2nd Prize: $600  •  3rd Prize: $400

The winners receive a monetary award and will perform at the Competition Winners Recital at Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street), New York City, on Sunday, April 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm.


  1. All entrants must be members of The New York Flute Club. If you are not currently a Club member,  you can join or renew online or by mail. The membership fee is $70.00 regular, $40.00 for full-time students.

  2. Complete and submit the competition application online or by mail. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2019 (for online submission and postmarked envelope). Late applications will not be accepted.

  3. The competition fee is $25, which includes entrance to the 2019 New York Flute Fair.

  4. You must provide and pay for your own accompanist for all stages of the competition.

  5. Eligible age is 18-27. You must not have reached your 28th birthday before April 30, 2019. You must provide proof of age with a valid photo ID (either a driver's license or a passport) when you arrive to play your first round at the competition.

  6. Winners must be available to perform at the New York Flute Club's Competition Winners Concert, Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm. International students: please make sure your visa allows you to perform.

  7. Required piece: Sonatina by Eldin Burton, movement 1 until the downbeat of rehearsal 10, to be played from memory, plus one work of your choice. It is not required to play the piece of your choice from memory. Please be prepared to play with your pianist as requested for 8-10 minutes in the preliminary round and 10-15 minutes in the final round. Plan to announce your name and selected piece.

  8. Be present and prepared to play with your accompanist 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time. Be aware that the final round is open to the public.

Past winners: We are in the process of compiling a roster of past winners and their achievements. Past winners are urged to send biographical materials and photos to the Club's archivist for inclusion in the archives and this website.

To Apply                ONLINE          BY MAIL

  • By Mail.  Please complete an application, accompany it with a $25 check or money order made payable to The New York Flute Club, and send to Kaoru Hinata, Competition Coordinator, 30 Bogardus Place #3C, New York, NY 10040. Email: kaoruhin@gmail.comThe deadline is February 15, 2019. All entries must be postmarked by this date. (If applying for membership by mail, the $40 or $70 membership fee may be included in the same check.)
  • Online. Your online application must be submitted no later than February 15, 2019. Payment is by PayPal. (If you have a problem submitting, please let us know.)