Competition ends with concert

The 20th International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition ended on October 28th with the festive final concert and award ceremony. The 25 award-winning young musicians thrilled the Theater an der Ilmenau audience with a varied concert program.

Thank you very much! We would like to thank all the ensembles, the members of the jury, the host families, our sponsors and the many helping hands for the intensive work, the wonderful music, the joy, dedication, openness and fairness. We had a lot of fun organizing the competition and were very happy about the positive feedback!

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Prize Winners

After the auditions of the ensembles with flute/piano, 2 flutes and 3 or 4 flutes in 3 rounds, the jury named the prize winners:

Kategorie I | Category I

Flöte und Klavier | Flute and Piano

1. Preis | 1st Prize
Shigetora Yokoi, Japan
Ryo Yamanishi, Japan (Piano)

1. Preis | 1st Prize
Yajie Wang, China
Jiexu Li, China (Piano)

3. Preis | 3rd Prize
Duo Amity
Sungchan Kim, Südkorea|South Korea
Boyoung Kim, Südkorea|South Korea (Piano)

Kategorie II | Category II

Zwei Flöten | Two Flutes

1. Preis | 1st Prize
Duo Twin Tweets
Luca Höhmann, Deutschland|Germany
Emma Hochschild, Deutschland|Germany

2. Preis | 2nd Prize
Jeseok Kang, Südkorea|South Korea
Minjin Cho, Südkorea|South Korea

3. Preis | 3rd Prize
Hannah Bernitt, Deutschland|Germany
Martha Flamm, Deutschland|Germany

Kategorie III | Category III

Drei/Vier Flöten | Three/four Flutes

1. Preis | 1st Prize
Flûtes à Fleurs
Katarina Göbel, Österreich|Austria
Agnes Anna Toth, Ungarn|Hungary
Chiara Zoccola, Österreich|Austria
Hanna Gindl, Österreich|Austria

2. Preis | 2nd Prize
Arete Trio
Dabeen Kim, Südkorea|South Korea
Eunbi Baek, Südkorea|South Korea
Misol Byun, Südkorea|South Korea

Kategorie IV online | Category IV online

2 bis 5 Instrumente | 2 to 5 instruments

1. Preis | 1st Prize
Hunter O´Brien, USA
Tyler Martin, USA

2. Preis | 2nd Prize
Duo Frappant
Yunhoo Lee, Südkorea|South Korea
Hyeongdong Lee, Südkorea|South Korea (Piano)

2. Preis | 2nd Prize
Beijing Floboe
Jingyi Cao, China
Boyi Ruan, China (Oboe)

Sonderpreis Soroptimist International
Spezial Prize Soroptimist International

Yajie Wang, China
Jiexu Li, China (Piano)

Sonderpreis Klavier
Spezial Prize Piano

Ryo Yamanishi, Japan (Piano)


City tour Kuhlau & Uelzen

In beautiful autumn weather, Hella Jahncke led participants in the competition, members of the jury and host families on a special city tour to places in Uelzen’s city center that are reminiscent of Friedrich Kuhlau, talked about Uelzen in Kuhlau’s year of birth, 1786, and combined this with the highlights from Uelzen City tour. The tour took place on the Wednesday after the first round of the competition and offered a great opportunity to find out more about Friedrich Kuhlau and Uelzen and to take a short breather from the competition with a nice walk.

Competition 2025

The 21st International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition will take place from October 19-25, 2025 in Uelzen.
I Flute Solo
II Ensemble Two Flutes and Piano
III Ensemble Three or Four Flutes
Online-Category IV (exclusively online) Ensemble 2 to 5 instruments