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Uno Vesje wins first prize at World Harp Competition

Uno Vesje wins first prize at World Harp Competition

Norwegian harpist and composer Uno Alexander Vesje was awarded first prize at the Dutch Harp Festival's World Harp Competition finals, held May 15–16, and broadcast from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Second prize and the audience award went to Dutch harpist Romy Wymer;...

USAIHC announces repertoire for 2022 competition

USAIHC announces repertoire for 2022 competition

The USA International Harp Competition has announced repertoire and is accepting applications for its 12th contest, which will take place June 29–July 9, 2022. The competition takes place every three years in Bloomington, Ind. and is open to harpists of all...

Rachel Clemente wins Princess Margaret Scottish harp prize

Rachel Clemente wins Princess Margaret Scottish harp prize

Following two rounds of competition that concluded on April 17, Rachel Clemente took home the Princess Margaret of the Isles Memorial Prize for Celtic Harp (North America) at the Scottish Arts Classic. Clemente, Stephanie Claussen, Abigail Kent, and Michelle Cobley...

Glowing Harp Competition results announced

Glowing Harp Competition results announced

The Glowing Harp Competition concluded on April 20, with prizes awarded to competitors in five categories. The competition, typically held in Kharkiv, Ukraine, was held online as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Competitors from 37 countries participated. The...

CNU Harp Competition announces prize winners

CNU Harp Competition announces prize winners

The Christopher Newport University (CNU) Harp Competition named winners of its 2021 event, held virtually in March. Eunice Park, student of Nancy Allen, won first place in the junior division (grades 9–10). Jocelyn Chang, student of Melissa Tardiff-Dvorak, was named...

AHS postpones 44th National Conference

AHS postpones 44th National Conference

The American Harp Society, Inc. (AHS) announced the postponement of its 44th National Conference due to the ongoing pandemic. The 44th National Conference, originally scheduled for June 2021 in Orlando, Fla., will now take place in June 2022 in Sioux Falls, S.D....

Lyon & Healy announces 2022 Awards competition

Lyon & Healy announces 2022 Awards competition

Lyon & Healy announced details for the 2022 Lyon & Healy Awards, scheduled to take place March 9–12, 2022, at its concert hall in Chicago. The competition is open to harpists under the age of 30, with applications due Jan. 15, 2022. The announcement comes...

PoppyHarp announces 2021 competitive online harp festival

PoppyHarp announces 2021 competitive online harp festival

PoppyHarp has announced its 2021 competitive online harp festival will take place Feb. 27. The competition is open to harpists of all ages and is divided into four categories by genre. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2021 and must include a video recording...

USA IHC announces 2021 composition contest

USA IHC announces 2021 composition contest

The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) has announced its 7th Ruth Inglefield Composition Contest. Submissions are due Oct. 1, 2021 and recordings are due Nov. 1, 2021. Pieces must be unpublished, unawarded, and between six and eight minutes in length. The...

Glowing Harp announces 2021 competition

Glowing Harp announces 2021 competition

The Glowing Harp Competition has announced the repertoire for its 2021 contest, which will take place online. The contest is open to harpists of all nationalities and is divided into four categories by age. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2021, and must...