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For Flute and Piano best performance

October-November 2018

The project is created in order to popularize the new flute repertoire and attract young talents to the performance of new works of the 21st century. Participants will have an excellent opportunity to show their achievements to a large number of professionals around the Globe.

The project is supported by:


2 Sterling Silver Song Headjoints

Youngchan Song is the Master of excellent and gorgeous Flute Head Joints. He donates two of his Silver Head Joints to the FLUTE CONCERTO Competition Winners!

Performing with The Dagestan Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra

The Dagestan Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra will provide one of the finalists with the opportunity to perform this Flute Concerto with the orchestra in the 2018-2019 season. Thanks to the leadership of the Philharmonic, the artistic director Irina Nachtigall/Ирина Нахтигаль and the conductor Zarifa Abdullaeva/Зарифа Абдуллаева!

Rules and Regulations:

1. Participants must be no older than 35 years old on November 15th, 2018.

2. Participants must use original sheet music purchased. The participation fee for the Competition is $50. CONCERTO for FLUTE sheet music participant has to purchase on Internet or in music stores. CONCERTO is published by ALRY Publications (USA), and there are few options, depend of how soon you need the sheet music. To find a few dealers selling CONCERTO please type in Google: Magalif concerto for flute (piano reduction). If there is a problem with finding Flute and Piano reduction on Internet, please ask Eugene Magalif for help.

3. Participants must submit application, pay fee and send application by e-mail with attachment to Eugene Magalif at no later than October 1st, 2018.

4. Participants must record and upload their video on YouTube with an "unlisted" setting. Video must be filmed as a non-stop performance without edits. Send link to your video on YouTube to Deadline is November 15th, 2018.

5. International jury will choose about 10 finalists and the best performer (Grand-Prix Winner) of E. Magalif's Flute Concerto among them.

6. All finalists’ videos will be featured on "All about flute" app and get additional voting from the app users. Grand-Prix Winner and Public voting Winner will be announced and awarded with SONG Silver Head Joint and cash prizes on December 1st, 2018. All finalists will be awarded with Diplomas, books with Eugene Magalif’s flute music from the publishers with composer’s autograph and personal Thank you letter.

7. Judges’ decisions are final.

8. The Winners and Finalists agree for their names and videos to be used by FLUTE CONCERTO COMPETITION for promotional purposes.

9. The winners will be announced on December 1st, 2018 through "All about Flute" and its social media (Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn). You will see the results on Eugene Magalif’s Facebook page too.

10. By signing application participant agrees with Rules and Regulations of the FLUTE


Application and payment – October 1st, 2018

Video recorded and placed on YouTube – November 15th, 2018

Announcement of results – December 1st, 2018


The jury:

Oleg Sytianko (Finland) Chair

Carla Auld (USA)

Ronna Ayscue (USA)

Yulia Berry (USA)

Rita D’Arcangelo (Italy-Germany)

Lidia Fomenko (Russia)

Elena Isaeva (Russia)

Sofia de Salis (Switzerland)

Olga Soboleva (Ukraine)

Edward Sytianko (Poland)

Questions & Answers:

Q. In the 3rd Movement of the CONCERTO there are a few measures with use of beat boxing or singing. Is it mandatory or optional?
A. This is optional. If you are not familiar with beat boxing or singing while performing – it will not be counted against you. Just play melodic line.

Q. Can I record each Movement separately?
A. Yes, as long as you don’t stop the video recording in the middle of the movements.

Q. Do I have to memorize the CONCERTO or I can use sheet music during the performance?
A. Yes, you don’t have to memorize. Use sheet music.

Q. When can I get the sheet music?
A. As soon as you will find sellers on Internet, most of them have options to send you a book, a book and instant pdf or just pdf. If you will order a book to be sent by regular mail, it could take a long time. Pdf copy they will send you instantly, as e-mail attachment. It makes sense to place your order as soon as possible to start learning this 19 minutes long Concerto.

Q. I cannot find Flute and Piano reduction of CONCERTO FOR FLUTE on Internet.
A. Please write directly to Eugene Magalif through his e-mail or Facebook messenger.


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