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Achill International Harp Festival announces online festival lineup

Achill International Harp Festival announces online festival lineup

The Achill International Harp Festival will hold several free online events Oct. 22–24, along with workshops and tutorials for purchase. The festival opens with a new film about the music and culture of five Irish islands. Concerts will feature O'Carolan songs, early...

Suzuki Utah harpists livestream concert with 150 harps

Suzuki Utah harpists livestream concert with 150 harps

With 150 harps on stage, Suzuki harpists in Utah will livestream their Celebration Concert featuring music from around the world. The performance will be held in the Salt Lake City Tabernacle on Temple Square at 3 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Aug. 28. You can view the...

Ann Heymann receives Somerset Lifetime Achievement Award

Ann Heymann receives Somerset Lifetime Achievement Award

The Somerset Folk Harp Festival has presented its 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to Ann Heymann, a pioneer in the wire-strung harp revival. Heymann also received the Historical Harp Society of Ireland's Lifetime Achievement Award this year for her research on the...

CAROUSEL Ensemble announces 2021 summer masterclasses

CAROUSEL Ensemble announces 2021 summer masterclasses

CAROUSEL Chamber Music Ensemble is accepting applications for its summer masterclasses, to be held Aug. 21–28 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Agnès Clément, gold medalist of the 8th USA International Harp Competition and professor at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels,...

One Pedal Off announces 2021 conference

One Pedal Off announces 2021 conference

A new digital conference and competition, One Pedal Off, has announced its 2021 conference schedule. The conference will be held online July 30–Aug. 1. Presenters include Joseph Rebman, Noël Wan, Lara Somogyi, Jess Garland, Charles Overton, and more. We caught up with...

2021 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals

2021 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals

What harp resolutions did you set this year? Has the pandemic affected your motivation or canceled your plans? If you’re looking for ways to amp up your motivation and find inspiration this spring, you’re in luck! Check out these spring harp festivals around the...

Virtual Summer Camp Roundup 2020

Virtual Summer Camp Roundup 2020

If your summer music plans have been canceled and you're wondering what you can do to fill in the gap, look no further. We've found a dozen summer camps that are hosting their programs virtually, and there is something for everyone. Whether you're a beginning harp...

American Harp Society and World Harp Congress postpone conferences

American Harp Society and World Harp Congress postpone conferences

Both the 2020 American Harp Society National Conference in Orlando, Fl. and the 2020 World Harp Congress in Cardiff, Wales have been postponed. Originally scheduled for this June and July respectively, the coordinators for these two events have made the difficult...

Oberlin launches concert series featuring Yolanda Kondonassis

Oberlin launches concert series featuring Yolanda Kondonassis

On April 14, Oberlin Conservatory will launch "Stage Left," a concert series streamed at oberlin.edu. First on the lineup is Yolanda Kondonassis' 2016 performance of the Ginastera Harp Concerto with the Oberlin Orchestra. The concert will begin with an interview...