Kobe - Kobe International Flute Competition

Established in 1985 and held every four years, the Kobe International Flute Competition (KIFC) is committed to providing young promising flutists from around the world the opportunity to launch an international career while enhancing international cultural exchanges and friendships through music.

In addition, the KIFC aims to promote cultural enrichment of our community in Kobe through music.

The KIFC is one of the rare competitions in the world dedicated solely to flute, becoming the first Japanese member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in 1987.

The 10thKIFC will take place in Kobe, Japan from August 26 to September 5, 2021


August 26 through September 5, 2021

  • First Round August 26 [Thu] – September 5 [Sun] ONLINE

March 22 through March 28, 2022 LIVE

  • Second Round March 22 [Tue] and March 23 [Wed] 
  • Third Round March 25 [Fri] 
  • Final Round March 27 [Sun] 
  • Awards Ceremony/Exhibition Concert March 28 [Mon]

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the competition’s schedules originally planned was changed.(04/05/2021)


Kuniko Nagafuku
4-2-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku
Kobe City, Hyogo,

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