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.



11th edition


11th edition

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.



Chihiro Nishioka
c/o Kobe Cultural Foundation
4-2-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku
Kobe City, Hyogo,

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