Organized by the association “À travers la flûte”, the first edition of the Maxence Larrieu International Flute Competition took place from November 2nd to 11th, 2007 at the “Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional Pierre Cochereau” in Nice.
The jury, presided over by Maxence Larrieu – France, consisted of:
Geneviève Amar – France,
William Bennett – Great Britain,
José-Daniel Castellon – France,
Guy Cottin – France,
Shigenori Kudo – Japan,
Robert Langevin – Canada,
Salvatore Lombardi – Italy,
Giuseppe Nova – Italy,
Philippe Pierlot – France.
Program of the 1st Maxence Larrieu International Flute Competition:
1) M. Marais – 10 variations of choice on Les Folies d’Espagne,
2) S. Mercadante – Arias,
3) Choice between J. Rivier – Les oiseaux tendres or J. Rivier – Voltige,
4) Choice between K. Fukushima – Mei or E. Varèse – Density 21.5.
1) G.P. Telemann – 1 sonata of choice from the Methodical Sonatas,
2) F. Schubert – Sonatina in D Major or C. Reinecke – Undine Sonata,
3) B. Bartok – Hungarian Peasant Suite or B. Martinu – Sonata.
1) Choice between F. Poulenc – Sonata or D. Milhaud – Sonatine,
2) Choice between H. Dutilleux – Sonatine or A. Jolivet – Chant de Linos,
3) Composition written for the competition.
1) Compulsory: C.P. E Bach – Concerto in B-flat Major,
2) Choice between F. Devienne – Concerto in E Minor No. 7 or B. Romberg – Concerto op.17.
They were accompanied during the final by the “Orchestre Régional Cannes Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur”, conducted by Philippe Bernold, guest conductor.
The laureates of this first edition were
Loïc Schneider is currently the principal flutist of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Matteo Evangelisti is the principal flutist of the Orchestra of the Rome Opera Theatre, Denis Bouriakov is the principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and Andrea Manco is the principal flutist of the Orchestra of La Scala Theatre in Milan.
2nd Prize and Best Interpretation Prize for J. Françaix's Divertimento
3rd Prize and Best Interpretation Prize for Jean-Luc Darbellay's work
Best Hope Prize