Woodwind Competition has been postponed to 2021

Due to the current "COVID-19" situation the competition is postponed to the autumn of 2021!

On 9-16 October 2021 the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) will host the Jurjānu Andrejs VII International Woodwind Competition, where young musicians will take the stage of the Academy’s Great Hall to compete in five categories: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone.

The top three participants will compete for cash prizes:

  • 1st place – EUR 3000;
  • 2nd place – EUR 2000;
  • 3rd place – EUR 1000.


The competition is open to musicians born in or after 9 October 1990.

There are three rounds to the competition, and the participants will be evaluated by an international jury comprised of flutist, associate professor of the JVLMA Ilona Meija and saxophone player, JVLMA professor Artis Sīmanis from Latvia, as well as top-notch musicians representing other countries – flutist Silvia Careddu (Italy), oboist Louise Pellerin (Canada/Switzerland), clarinetist Karel Dohnal (Czechia), bassoon player Peeter Sarapuu (Estonia), and saxophone player Christian Maurer (Austria).

Participants of Round III will perform with the Latvian chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga and conductor Normunds Šnē. 

All rounds of the competition are open to the public.

APPLICATIONS are to be submitted electronically by 1 June 2021. The list of participants will be published on the competition’s website, and the selected participants will receive a confirmation e-mail by 1 July 2021.

For further information click HERE.

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