Tel Aviv International Recorder Competition

TARF 2019 - winners - Reka (Hungary) - 1st place - category 1, Balint Kovacs (Hungary) - 3
TARF 2019 - winners - Reka (Hungary) - 1st place - category 1, Balint Kovacs (Hungary) - 3

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TARF 2019 - winners - category 6 - 3rd place - Cichas di Davide
TARF 2019 - winners - category 6 - 3rd place - Cichas di Davide

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TARF 2020 - all winners 2
TARF 2020 - all winners 2

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TARF 2019 - winners - Reka (Hungary) - 1st place - category 1, Balint Kovacs (Hungary) - 3
TARF 2019 - winners - Reka (Hungary) - 1st place - category 1, Balint Kovacs (Hungary) - 3

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The Tel Aviv International Recorder Competition is a part of TARF - Tel Aviv Recorder Festival.

The competition was established in 2018, and had quickly developed to be one of the main international recorder events in the world.

 

Since TARF 2 (2019) we have hosted each year more than a 100 competitors from 4 continents and more than 25 countries.

 

is a competition that aims to encourage the professional development of aspiring recorder players and to cultivate Israeli music for the recorder, alongside putting a spotlight upon music composed by women all through history.

The week-long event brings together players from all over the world, across age groups, of different religions and backgrounds, all to join to create a community of players and lovers of the recorder. The competition is open to soloists and ensembles of all nationalities and all ages. Ensembles can be either recorder consorts or mixed ensembles with at least 1 recorder player, from duo t any number. We are also happy to accept recorder orchestras. 

 

Competition categories:

  • Category 1: Soloists up to the age of 10 (inclusive). (age = on the day of the competition)

  • Category 2: Soloists between the ages 11-14.

  • Category 3: Soloists between the ages of 15-20 who are students at a pre-academic institute (inclusive).

  • Category 4: Soloists up to the age of 26 (inclusive) who are students of recorder performance in an academic institute.

  • Category 5: Soloists of any age, and those who do not fit exactly any other category

  • Category 6: Ensembles (recorder consorts/mixed ensembles/recorder orchestras) in which all members are no older than 18.

  • Category 7: Ensembles (recorder consorts/mixed ensembles/recorder orchestras) with no age limit.

  • Special categories: These categories are open to all ages, and both to soloists and ensembles. It is possible to register for the complete competition ( categories 1-7) and compete also in these categories, or register only to them:

  • Category 8: Music composed by women composers of all eras that include at least one recorder

  • Category 9: Music composed by Hans Gal that includes at least one recorder.

Read the regulations of the competition.