10th USA International Harp Competition announces dates and jury


The USA International Harp Competition (IHC) has announced the dates for its 10th contest. The famed competition will take place a month earlier than usual, slated for June 8-18, 2016 in Bloomington, Ind. The USA IHC is held every three years on the campus of Indiana University and is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32.

The jury for the 2016 USA IHC will be chaired by Canadian harpist Judy Loman. Other jury members include:

The required repertoire for the four-stage competition is listed below. All works must be performed by memory, with the exception of the 2015 Composition Contest winning work performed in Stage 3.

Stage 1

Dussek, J.L.: Sonata in F  Allegro • Allegretto (The Lass of Richmond Hill)

Choose One:

Debussy, C.: Deux Arabesques (No. 1 and 2) (Any Edition)
Cras, J.: Deux Impromptus (Editione Salabert)

Choose One:

Renié , H.: Légende
Salzedo, C.: Scintillation

Stage 2

Renié, H.: Contemplation

Choose One:

Paradisi, D.: Toccata in A Major (Any Edition)
Loeillet, J.B.: Toccata in F Major (Any Edition)

Choose One:

Orrego-Salas, J.: Variations on a Chant
Patterson, P.: Spiders
Krenek, E.: Sonata for Harp op. 150
Hindemith, P.: Sonata for Harp

Choose One:

Posse, W.: Carnival of Venice
Godefroid, F.: Carnival of Venice

Stage 3

A free choice program of 40 minutes to include the following:

New Composition (TBA)

Choose One:

Damase, J.M.: Sicilienne Variée
Marescotti, A.F.: Mouvement

Stage 4

Ginastera, A.: Harp Concerto Op. 25

For more information and to find the application visit the USA International Harp Competition website.



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