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Virginia and Atlanta Harp Centers Introduce Premier Harp Strings

Virginia and Atlanta Harp Centers Introduce Premier Harp Strings

The Virginia and Atlanta Harp Centers have announced that they are now carrying the Premier Harp Strings line of concert tension gut harp strings. The new line is compatible with all brands of concert-tension harps, according to the company. "We always strive to offer...

Isabelle Moretti to Lead L’Academie Camac 2016

Isabelle Moretti to Lead L’Academie Camac 2016

Camac Harps has announced plans for its second L'Academie Camac, to take place April 16–24, 2016, in the southern France town of Saint-Chamas. Isabelle Moretti will be the instructor for the week-long event, which is open to Camac clients age 18–30. Five artists will...

“Stoki” Makes Debut

“Stoki” Makes Debut

When The Philadelphia Orchestra decided it was time for a new harp, Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen teamed up with Lyon & Healy to create a new, one-of-a kind Salzedo model instrument with a matte ebony finish, palladium leaf, and nickel plate...

Modartt releases a Concert Harp patch for PianoTeq virtual piano

Modartt releases a Concert Harp patch for PianoTeq virtual piano

Pianoteq has released a concert harp patch for their virtual piano. "Pianoteq represents the future of virtual pianos, providing the best and latest technology available," said the company in a press release. The concert harp for Pianoteq is a patch for the company's...

Janet Harrell Returns to L&H as CEO

Janet Harrell Returns to L&H as CEO

Lyon & Healy Harps has announced the appointment of Janet Harrell as Chief Executive Officer. Harrell returns to the company where from 1984 to 1999 she served as Controller, Vice President, and ultimately for 10 years, President. She has spent the last 15 years...

Marco Salvi New President at Lyon & Healy and Salvi

Marco Salvi New President at Lyon & Healy and Salvi

Marco Salvi has been appointed new President and CEO of Lyon & Healy Harps and Salvi Harps, effective immediately, according to a statement issued by Lyon & Healy on June 25. He replaces former president Antonio Forero, featured in Harp Column's May-June 2014...

Festival Camac Nancy

Festival Camac Nancy

Camac Harps has announced details for their annual Festival, held every fall in a different France location. The 2015 festival, which also marks the event's 10th anniversary, will take place October 16–18 in the town of Nancy, located in the country's North East...

Remembering Victor Salvi

Remembering Victor Salvi

Italian news sources have reported the death of harp builder Victor Salvi at age 95. Salvi began his career as a harpist in the U.S. navy. He went on to play for orchestras in Chicago and New York, performing under the baton of renowned conductors including Bruno...

Made in Chicagoland

Made in Chicagoland

Lyon and Healy Harps has been featured in a local ABC 7 Chicago news story highlighting area businesses. Though harpists probably won't learn anything new about the instrument (and may cringe at reporter Judy Hsu's interpretation of "Twinkle Twinkle") it's worth...

Camac Unveils the Ulysse

Camac Unveils the Ulysse

Camac harps has unveiled the Ulysse model lever harp, specifically designed to travel easily. The 34-string harp weighs just under 20 pounds and is built of carbon fiber and titanium with a spruce soundboard. The harp is available in a variety of color finishes and...