About the competition
The Israel International Flute Competition was founded by conductor Ada Peleg and is considered one of the premier flute competitions in the world. The high professional and artistic level of the competition is expressed in the selection of a panel of judges, including international reputable musicians from Israel and abroad, in choosing a challenging repertoire that includes masterpieces in various ensembles, as well as works that are specially invited for the competition, and in strict adherence to the high level of all competitors.
Winners of the competition now hold key positions in world orchestras and in educational institutions, and at the same time have a rich solo career. Among them are Jin Ta (soloist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra), Britta Jacobs (soloist of the Sarbrukken Kaiserlauten Philharmonic Orchestra) and Elip Yurdakul (soloist of the Istanbul Opera House.
The Israeli International Flute Competition the repertoire of the competition regularly includes works by Israeli composers, and also invites compositions for flute and orchestra that are written specifically for the competition. Among the composers whose works have been performed in the competitions are: Nuri al-Ruhyibani (Syria / Germany), Maxim Levy (Israel), Dr. David Winkler (USA), Dr. Shukin Yip (China) and David Hamilton (New Zealand).
In years between the competitions there is extensive activity to promote the winners, to promote competition and to promote Israel's positive image in the world. In recent years, the competition has held concerts in London, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Paris, and hosted leading international artists such as Sir James Galway, Yossi Arnheim, Raphael Terrazani, Guoliang Han, Andras Adorian and others.