Arin Sarkissian


Born in Toronto, 21-year-old flutist Arin Sarkissian has performed with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute in Washington, D.C., and Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra. In recent months, Arin won Third Prize at the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition and was a 2020 Fellow at the Music Academy of the West’s summer festival. He was awarded first prizes in the 2020 Young Texas Artists Music Competition (W.B.P.H.G. Category) and in the 2019 Mika Hasler Competition. Arin is currently completing his Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, under the tutelage of Leone Buyse. His previous mentors include Christina Yoo and Lilit Hovhannisyan.

Repertoire Final

CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931)

Concerto for flute and orchestra, CNW42 (17 min.)

Épreuve finale

Repertoire Semifinal

ALICE PING YEE HO (Born in 1960)

Suite for flute and piano: iii. Nocturno(3 min.) 


Flute Sonata in D major, op. 94 (23 min.)

  1. Moderato 
  2. Scherzo 
  3. Andante 
  4. Allegro con brio 

J. S. Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV 244: “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben”

Saint-Saëns, Le carnaval des animaux: X. Volière


Semifinal round