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USAIHC appoints Moya Wright executive director

USAIHC appoints Moya Wright executive director

Moya Wright has been named the new executive director of the USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC). "I am thrilled to return to the USAIHC to direct the organization of the 12th USA International Harp Competition, which will take place in 2022,” says Wright....

Matt Dupont wins second in Prix Orford Musique

Matt Dupont wins second in Prix Orford Musique

Matt Dupont won second place in the 2020 Prix Orford Musique, following a live semi–final and final round that took place August 11–15. In addition to a full scholarship to two weeks at the 2021 Orford Music Academy, Dupont was awarded a $4,000 cash prize and coaching...

Young Artist’s Harp Competition announces prize winners

Young Artist’s Harp Competition announces prize winners

The Young Artist’s Harp Competition named winners of its 2020 event, held virtually in June. Janice Hur of South Korea won first place in the Emerging Artist Division (maximum age 19), and  Sophia Jho of the United States received first place in the New Artist...

Anne Adams Awards and Grandjany Memorial Competition 2020 Results

Anne Adams Awards and Grandjany Memorial Competition 2020 Results

The American Harp Society Foundation has announced prizewinners for the two competitions held May 20–21. Kaitlin Miller, Juan Riveros, and Claire Thai were selected as the three winners of the 2020 Anne Adams Awards, with Heather Cornelius named an honorable mention....

Lyon & Healy Awards announces 2021 repertoire

Lyon & Healy Awards announces 2021 repertoire

Lyon & Healy Harps has announced the music selected for its 2021 competition. Scheduled to take place March 11–13, 2021 at the concert hall in Chicago, all competitors are required to play Gabriel Fauré’s Impromptu pour la Harpe, and can choose from Franz Liszt’s...

USA International Harp Competition announces 2022 repertoire

USA International Harp Competition announces 2022 repertoire

The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) has announced repertoire for its 12th competition. The competition takes place every three years in Bloomington, Ind. and is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32 as of May 1, 2022. All...

American Harp Society Foundation announces 2020 competitions

American Harp Society Foundation announces 2020 competitions

The American Harp Society Foundation has announced details for the 2020 Anne Adams Awards, taking place May 19–20, and the 2020 Grandjany Memorial Competition, scheduled for May 21. The competitions will be held at Roosevelt University's Chicago College for Performing...

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...

Amy Nam wins Lyra Society composition contest

Amy Nam wins Lyra Society composition contest

Amy Nam has been selected as the 2020 Costello Competition winner. The seventh competition organized by the Lyra Society, Nam was awarded $1000 to write a new chamber piece featuring the harp, which will receive a premiere in Curtis Field Concert Hall. The...

Suoni d’Arpa announces 2019 winners

Suoni d’Arpa announces 2019 winners

Suoni d'Arpa announced the 2019 prize winners following its 9th competition in Saluzzo, Italy. Held Aug. 30–Sept. 9, no competitor was awarded first prize in the top division. Aleksandra Rzhavtseva (Russia) and Andela Stankovic (Serbia) tied for second, and Claire...