Friedrich Kuhlau

The German-Danish composer Friedrich Kuhlau was born in Uelzen on September 11, 1786 and died in Copenhagen on March 12, 1832. The International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition has been held since 1970 in honour of the composer. The flute competition has gained international recognition through its unique stress on the flute ensemble categories. Great emphasis is placed on the creativity of the ensembles.