2020 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals


What harp resolutions did you set for the new decade? How do you stay focused on your goals and find inspiration throughout the year? If surrounding yourself by talented musicians and soaking in quality music is part of your plan, then this is the post for you! Take a look below for some upcoming harp festivals around the world that might be just what you need this spring.

Harptacular Los Angeles

When: January 17–19, 2020
Where: Los Angeles, Calif.
Who: Remy van Kesteren, Allison Allport, Celia Chan Valerio, Marcia Dickstein, and Michelle Whitson Stone
More Info: https://www.lyonhealy.com/harptacular/

New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend

When: January 30–February 2, 2020
Where: New Orleans, La.
Who: Patrice Fisher, Erin Hill, Rebecca Babin, Jesse Autumn, Luke Brechtelsbauer, Cassie Watson, and Ginna Paredes
More Info: http://www.neworleansjazzharp.com/

Helsinki Harp Festival

When: February 13–16, 2020
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Who: Iván Bragado Poveda, Delphine Constantin Reznik, Erik Groenestein-Hendriks, Sivan Magen, Isabelle Perrin, Uno Vesje, and others
More Info: https://www.uniarts.fi/en/HelsinkiHarpFestival

Virginia Harp Center Festival

When: March 20–22, 2020
Where: Arlington, Va.
Who: Anneleen Lenaerts, Maeve Gilchrist, and Rhett Barnwell
More Info: https://www.virginiaharpcenterfestival.com/

Camac Weekend in Saint–Louis

When: March 21–22, 2020
Where: Saint–Louis, France
Who: François Pernel and Philippe Villa
More Info: https://www.camac-harps.com/en/events/

Christopher Newport Harp Festival

When: March 28, 2020
Where: Newport News, Va.
Who: Anastasia Pike, Josh Layne, Michelle Abbott, and Kara Dahl Russell
More Info: http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/music/festivals/harpfestival/

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

When: April 3–8, 2020
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Who: Anne Denholm, Ben Creighton Griffiths, Ingrid Henderson, Eira Lynn Jones, Elinor Evans, Savourna Stevenson, and more
More Info: https://www.harpfestival.co.uk/

Prah–a–harP Festival

When: May 8–10, 2020
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Who: To be announced
More Info: http://www.prahaharp.cz/

Dutch Harp Festival

When: May 9–10, 2020
Where: Utrecht, Netherlands
Who: Lavinia Meijer, Tom Monger, Sunniva Rødland, and LEYA
More Info: https://www.harpfestival.nl/

Harpes au Max

When: May 14–17, 2020
Where: Ancenis, France
Who: To be announced
More Info: http://www.harpesaumax.com/

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