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Flute competitions
Cluj international music competition

Cluj international music competition

Cluj International Music Competition (CIMC) is a biennial event hosted by the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Organised by Notes & Ties Cultural Association, CIMC has grown into a globally recognised classical music competition with total prize fond of EUR 25 000.


The next competition for Flute:

5 – 11 July 2025, New Campus of “Gh. Dima” National Music Academy, Strada Ion I. C. Brătianu 25, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA

The deadline for application: 9 December, 2024

2025 Flute Jury:

Yu Yuan, solo flute at Konzerthaus Berlin
Elizaveta Ivanova, Assist. Principal flute, Frankfurt Opera orchestra
Matvey Demin, Solo flute, SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart
Rafael Adobas Bayog, international soloist
Alberto Navarra, Solo flute, Tohnhalle Orchestra Zürich
Joidy Scarlet Blanco Lewis, international soloist
Alberto Acuña Almela, Solo flute, Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatkapelle Weimar
Marianna Julia Żołnacz, Solo flute, Dresdner Philharmonie
Mario Bruno, Solo flute, Staatsorchester Kassel

Laureates of previous competitions

2021
Yuan Yu, China: 1st prize
Elizaveta Ivanova, Russia: 2nd prize
Tomasz Sierant, Poland: 3rd prize
Lucas Spagnolo, Italy: 4th prize
Heewon Han, Korea: 5th prize
2019
Alberto Acuna Almela, Spain: 1st prize
Ludovico Degli Innocenti, Italy: 2nd prize
Kata Scheuring, Hungary: 3rd prize
Songyoon Ryoo, Korea: 3rd prize
2017
Akito Mitsumaru, Japan: 2nd prize
Kuo Yu-Hsuan, Taiwan: 2nd prize
Joidy Scarlet Blanco Lewis, Venezuela: 3rd prize
Oriane Goldberg, Belgium: 3rd prize
2015
Jae A Yoo, Korea: 2nd prize
Kata Scheuring, Hungary: 2nd prize
Aapo Johannes Järvinen, Finland: 3rd prize
2011
Seiya Ueno, Japan: 1st prize
Kelly Fiona, Ireland: 2nd prize
Vanda Szabó, Hungary: 3rd prize