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The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the performing arts.

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Iva Ugrcic named

The American Prize Winner 2023

in instrumental soloist, professional division!

      Solo performance

      BRAVA Magazine

      The Well-Tempered Ear

"Amazing virtuosic technique, impeccable intonation, and gorgeous rich tone throughout the registers. Absolutely breathtaking perfection in every way. "

"... an absolute whiz of a player. Iva plays with super-precision and confidence, giving her instrument great personality." 

"A natural star on her instrument!"


Iva's 2021 Highlight Reel!

Eunike Tanzil: Hues of Spring for flute and piano


Commissioned by LunART (


Premiered at the LunART Festival 2022 "IDENTITY" in June of 2022 by Iva Ugrcic (flute) & Satoko Hayami (piano)


Program notes: "Growing up in Indonesia, I had only ever experienced one season - summer all year round - before moving to the United States. It never occurred to me just how colorful and vibrant the trees would look and how beautiful the flowers would be when they bloom. Having recently moved to New York City in September 2021, I was inspired by how the colors change with the seasons - orange in the fall, white in winter, and pink in the spring. This piece reflects how the hues of spring bring joy and warmth to families and New Yorkers across the city." - Eunike Tanzil


New Etudes Every Week!

This initiative started as my way of coping with, and in response to COVID-19. It commenced with sharing simple and beautiful romantic solo flute etudes with friends and family around the world. My hope is to bring a little light to their everyday lives knowing that so many art events and concerts have been cancelled or postponed. 


This initial idea quickly developed into the #covidchallenge, an effort of keeping my playing in shape while going back to basics and enjoying this new, slow-pace environment. 

So far, I have been working on the following 4 books:  

Do you have questions or any suggestions on the next book etude? Feel free to contact me. Let's get a little bit better every day!

Check out the most recent etude:

Here is a super fun project I've been working on with my hubby in quarantine :) I think Lou Harrison would be okay with the found instrument substitutions we discovered in our apartment and minor changes in a solo part. Hope you enjoy it!

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