Welcome to the British Flute Society

The British Flute Society is Europe's oldest flute organisation and has a lot to offer its members. Pan, the Society's journal, is recognised world-wide as a highly informative and entertaining flute journal. Three times a year Pan brings you articles on all aspects of the flute and flute playing. It is the authoritative guide to the latest flute news, listings of concerts, courses and reviews of new music, books and recordings.



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BFS Competitions 2020


Competition winners

We are delighted to announce that the BFS Competitions 2020 are now open for entries. The Competitions will be held at Regent Hall, Oxford Street, London on Wednesday 19th February 2020. We welcome young flautists to apply for this exciting performance opportunity, with advice and encouragement from our panel of expert adjudicators.

BFS School Performer: for performers aged 13 years or under.
Adjudicators: Sarah O'Flynn - Sub-Principal flute of the Britten Sinfonia and member of the Chroma Ensemble; Susan Torke - Flute teacher at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, worked closely with German composer Hans Werner Henze.
BFS Young Performer: for performers aged 14-18 years.
Adjudicators: Sarah O'Flynn - Sub-Principal flute of the Britten Sinfonia and member of the Chroma Ensemble; Susan Torke - Flute teacher at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, worked closely with German composer Hans Werner Henze.
BFS Young Artist: for performers aged 19-24 years.
Adjudicators: Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir - Principal Flute of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor and founder of Maximus Musicus concerts and books for children; Silvia Careddu - Double prize winner of the Concours International de Musique de Genève, flute teacher at Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' in Berlin and professor at the Conservatoire et Académie Supérieure de Strasbourg.

Accompanists: Richard Shaw and Joanne Sealey.

Closing date for entries: Friday 10th January 2020 at 5pm UK time.
Full details and bookings at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/britishflutesociety/301474
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