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Israel Contest postpones Stages 3 and 4

Israel Contest postpones Stages 3 and 4

Updated Dec. 28, 2021 For a second time, the 21st International Harp Contest in Israel has postponed its semi-final and final stages due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The new date for the opening concert is March 28, 2022, at 8 p.m. Israel time (GMT +3) in the...

21st International Harp Contest in Israel—Stages 1 and 2

21st International Harp Contest in Israel—Stages 1 and 2

49 harpists representing 22 countries are the competitors in the 21st International Harp Contest in Israel. Contestants perform required repertoire and free choice selections over four stages. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the prestigious triennial competition...

Upcoming Israel Contest announces order of competitors

Upcoming Israel Contest announces order of competitors

In less than four months, all eyes in the harp world will turn to Israel as musicians representing 24 countries compete in the 21st  International Harp Contest in Israel. The triennial competition announced the order of appearance of its 61 contestants in the...

International Harp Contest in Israel hosts 60th anniversary gala

International Harp Contest in Israel hosts 60th anniversary gala

The International Harp Contest in Israel hosted a 60th anniversary gala on Dec. 12 in Tel Aviv. Sunita Staneslow was in the audience to give us a full report. —by Sunita Staneslow It was a gorgeous concert with stunning performances. The gala concert celebrating the...

Israel harp contest announces 2021 repertoire

Israel harp contest announces 2021 repertoire

The International Harp Contest in Israel announced the repertoire for its 21st competition, scheduled to take place Oct. 4­–14, 2021, in Akko. The event, which is held every three years, hosted its 20th contest in October 2018, with Lenka Petrovic (Serbia) winning...

20th Harp Contest in Israel Results

20th Harp Contest in Israel Results

The 20th International Harp Contest in Israel takes place Oct. 15-25, 2018. Check here for the results of each stage leading up to the final round on October 25. October 25, 2018 The results from the final stage of the 20th International Harp Contest in Israel have...

Q and A with Nancy O’Brien

Q and A with Nancy O’Brien

Editor's note: The prestigious triennial International Harp Contest in Israel takes place October 15–25, 2018, in Akko, Israel. Our reporter Sunita Staneslow is on site to provide updates throughout the competition. She spoke with Nancy O'Brien, one of Lyon &...

20th International Harp Contest in Israel Preview

20th International Harp Contest in Israel Preview

The 20th International Harp Contest in Israel begins this week! Curious about the competition? Here's everything you need to know about the event, which takes place Oct. 15-25, 2018. Watch harpcolumn.com for our updates throughout the competition. Quick facts The...

Q and A with Julia Rovinsky

Q and A with Julia Rovinsky

Ed. note: The prestigious triennial International Harp Contest in Israel takes place October 15–25, 2018, in Akko, Israel. Our reporter Sunita Staneslow is on site to provide updates throughout the competition. She spoke with new Music Director Julia Rovinsky to find...

IHC in Israel now accepting applicants

IHC in Israel now accepting applicants

The International Harp Contest in Israel has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 20th contest, taking place Oct. 15–25, 2018. The four-round competition is open to harpists ages 36 or younger of all nationalities. Participation is limited to 36...