RAFA Artist Competition

Congratulations to 2021 RAFA Artist Competition winner Peiyi Guan. Second place went to Daniel Carlo, and third place to Shana Stone.

From left: Kenneth Grigg (pianist), Shana Stone, Peiyi Guan, Daniel Carlo

The RAFA Artist Competition was created to provide advanced flutists ages 17 and above an opportunity to compete on a worldwide level.  

Congratulations to the 2021 RAFA Artist Competition semi-finalists!

Judging results from the 2021 Preliminary recorded round:

Semi-finalists (in alphabetical order by last name)

  • Daniel Carlo
  • Roya Farzaneh
  • Peiyi Guan
  • Katie Mess
  • Erica Spear
  • Shana Stone

Alternates

  • 1st alternate: Katherine Grischow
  • 2nd alternate: Emma Hammond
  • 3rd alternate: Cortney Morley
  • 4th alternate: Jonathan Oldham

RAFA is delighted to announce that in-person audiences will be permitted at both rounds of the 2021 RAFA Artist Competition. Masks must be worn by audience members, and social distancing requirements will be observed.

Recordings of both events will also be made available for RAFA members to view until November 20.

2021 RAFA Artist Competition Semi-Final Round
Friday, November 12, 6:30 – 9:45 p.m.
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
Open to the public
Free admission
Masks must be worn by audience members, and social distancing requirements will be observed.

Up to 3 finalists will be selected to perform in the Final round.

2021 RAFA Artist Competition Final Round
Saturday, November 13, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
Open to the public
Free admission
Masks must be worn by audience members, and social distancing requirements will be observed.

The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be invited to perform at an event during the Raleigh Area Flute Association’s 2022-2023 season. The second place winner will receive a cash prize of $500. The third place winner will receive a cash prize of $250.

For more information, contact:

Catherine LeGrand, RAFA Artist Competition Coordinator
rafa.artist.competition@gmail.com