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Moyse International Flute Competition 28 June — 2 July 2024


Music is the most intense and interior art that man has produced, a universal expression that unites places and cultures. It doesn’t need translations, it speaks through sensitivity and intellectual values. The musician becomes not only an interpreter, but also a mediator of culture.

The New Bulgarian University and the Italian Embassy in Sofia, intend to support this role and give young performers new possibilities for cultural mediation, organizing together, as proof of a cultural friendship with common aims, an international flute competition, in which new generation interprets make themselves known and recognized in their values.

Luisa Sello, PhD professor at NBU and appointed by the music department for the artistic direction of the competition, created the Moyse International Flute Competition with the aim of expanding the already present friendship between Italian and Bulgarian institutions and internationally promoting the Doctoral Degree section for the PhD in Flute Performance at the NBU.

Marcel and Louis Moyse, internationally recognized flutists, have had a fundamental influence on the flute school of the last century, both in teaching, composing and publishing. The ‘Moyse International competition’ in Sofia, offers some of their works, composed or dedicated to them, together with the most important flute repertoire that privileges the Italian and Bulgarian music, with a view to a cultural friendship between the two countries, developed around interpreters and artists of both side.

The Rules and the Jury are focused on rewarding not only technical skill of the candidates, but also their charisma, intelligence and comprehension of the text as well as their communication skills, such as necessary part in every art. The purpose of the awards will not only be the search for mere technicality, but also the enhancement of the true individual values of the artistic quality.

Winners will receive prizes, benefits and concerts.

All candidates will receive a diploma of participation during the winners’ announcement. Certificates for teachers of categories A, A1 and B winners will be given on request.