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Haley Rhodeside joins Orlando Philharmonic

Haley Rhodeside joins Orlando Philharmonic

After three rounds of auditions on May 31, Haley Rhodeside was selected as the new principal harpist of the Orlando Philharmonic. This is the second audition the orchestra hosted for this position, with the jury voting not to hire following two harpists' trials last...

Iván Bragado Poveda wins Estonian National Symphony job

Iván Bragado Poveda wins Estonian National Symphony job

Iván Bragado Poveda is the new principal harpist with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Held May 15 in Tallinn, 15 harpists competed over two rounds. In addition to 10 orchestra excerpts, harpists were asked to prepare both the Spohr Fantasie and...

Ellie Kirk joins Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Ellie Kirk joins Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Ellie Kirk is the new principal harpist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra following an audition on May 12. Held at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., 14 harpists auditioned, with seven competitors advancing to semi–finals and two moving on to the finals....

Ida Aubert Bang wins job with Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Ida Aubert Bang wins job with Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Ida Aubert Bang was recently named principal harpist with the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Since Aug. 2017, Aubert Bang has held the position of acting principal harpist with the orchestra, but she will officially begin her tenure in early 2019. “The opera...

Cheryl Losey Feder wins Buffalo Philharmonic audition

Cheryl Losey Feder wins Buffalo Philharmonic audition

Cheryl Losey Feder is the new principal harpist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Following the retirement of Suzanne Thomas, who held the position for 51 years, the BPO hosted auditions for the position from Apr. 29 – May 1, 2018. Says Losey Feder, “I am...

Matthew Tutsky wins job with Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Matthew Tutsky wins job with Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Matthew Tutsky was named principal harpist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic after a three-round audition on April 4, 2018. Of the process, Tutsky says, “I have played in auditions where I had to sit on top of harp covers, where I was given a harp that had...

Ingrid Bauer wins job with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Ingrid Bauer wins job with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Ingrid Bauer is the new principal harpist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, following the retirement of harpist Rebecca Harris, who has played with the ensemble since 1981. The audition took place on Feb. 23, 2018 and was open to citizens and residents of New...

Grace Browning joins Rochester Philharmonic

Grace Browning joins Rochester Philharmonic

Grace Browning is the new principal harpist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), following the retirement of residing RPO harpist, Grace Wong. Browning won the audition after a two-day audition that took place in October 2017. Currently located in Dallas,...

Kalamazoo Symphony names Rachel Miller principal harpist

Kalamazoo Symphony names Rachel Miller principal harpist

Cincinnati harpist Rachel Miller is the new principal harpist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. She won the job after a three-round audition that took place in late October and will be starting her tenure with the orchestra in February 2018. Originally from...

Ann Arbor Symphony names Huang principal harpist

Ann Arbor Symphony names Huang principal harpist

Chen-Yu Huang has been appointed Principal Harpist with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. The audition was held in early September and required three rounds before the panel selected Huang. She will begin her tenure with the AASO performing Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo and...