The Australian Flute Festival is a biannual event.  The inaugural Festival was held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006.

The following flutists have been guest artists in the past:

2006 : Emily Beynon, Felix Renggli (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

2007 : Marianne Gedigian, Michael Cox, Alexa Still (Sydney Conservatorium of Music))

2009 : Jean Ferrandis, Tara - Helen 'O Connor (Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide)

2011 : Denis Bouriakov, Aldo Baerten (Australian National University, Canberra)

2013: Roberto Alvarez, Marianne Gedigian, Jim Walker (Australian National University, Canberra)

2015 : Lorna McGhee, Sébastian Jacot, Thies Roorda (Australian National University, Canberra)

2017 : Julien Beaudiment, Leone Buyse (Griffith University, Brisbane)

The Australian Flute Festival is calling for the submission of proposals to present and/or perform at the Festival, 1st - 3rd July, 2017 to be held at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. 


The theme for the 2017 Australian Flute Festival is ‘Collaboration’.  


•   This Festival aims to focus on assisting and encouraging every individual to achieve their personal goals, allowing them to fulfil their potential as a flute player and enrich their flute playing through collaborating with other flutists.

•   The rationale behind the theme ‘collaboration’, is to encourage participants to explore the flute duet, trio and quartet repertoire.

•   Some of the masterclasses offered will be theme specific: tone, technique, articulation, rhythm, expression, how to practice or exploring a specific style/genre of playing (e.g. - extended technique, beatboxing, low flutes, baroque, duets/trios).  To make the masterclasses more interactive for attendees, there should be set repertoire (pieces/studies/duets/trios) to be performed by delegates interested in performing in the masterclasses. Music and any worksheets will be provided to all in attendance. Masterclass performers will receive the music in advance of the Festival.

•   The Festival also seeks three teachers to design, coordinate and run a three session mini-course for the adult learner.

•   Proposals are also welcome from performers and presenters to appear in the Flute Festival Recital Series and Special Interest Workshops. Proposals for Recitals and Workshops should consider the Festival theme ‘Collaboration’. The proposal should include all music to be performed with the full names of the composers, work (with movement titles) and exact timings, including a good estimate for unfinished compositions.


Applicants should include a current CV, DVD and/or URL links.

The closing date for the submission of proposals is July 1st, 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified by August 8th, 2016.

Proposals should be addressed to:

Australian Flute Festival

Selection Committee

140 Sailors Bay Road


NSW 2063


Email: admin@australianflutefestival.com