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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...

Woojin Lee wins first prize at Hong Kong International Harp Competition

Woojin Lee wins first prize at Hong Kong International Harp Competition

Woo Chin (Woojin) Lee of Korea takes home the top prize at the fourth Hong Kong International Harp Competition, with Adam Phan (USA) and Jasmine Shek (Hong Kong) winning silver and bronze respectively. An impressive 173 harpists competed in live rounds that took place...

Gwyneth Wentink named harp professor at Codarts Rotterdam

Gwyneth Wentink named harp professor at Codarts Rotterdam

Gwyneth Wentink was named harp professor at Codarts University for the Arts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. “I am extremely excited to be appointed at Codarts. It is an honor to be part of the lineage of harpists that have inspired so many musicians over decades, including...

Ida Aubert Bang wins job with Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Ida Aubert Bang wins job with Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Ida Aubert Bang was recently named principal harpist with the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Since Aug. 2017, Aubert Bang has held the position of acting principal harpist with the orchestra, but she will officially begin her tenure in early 2019. “The opera...

Repertoire for 2019 Glowing Harp Competition announced

Repertoire for 2019 Glowing Harp Competition announced

Repertoire for the 2019 Glowing Harp Competition has been announced. Taking place Apr. 5–10, 2019 in Kharkiv, Ukraine and open to harpists around the world, the competition offers seven divisions for competitors of varying ages. The deadline to submit an application...

Joost Willemze takes home top prize at Suoni d’Arpa competition

Joost Willemze takes home top prize at Suoni d’Arpa competition

Dutch harpist Joost Willemze won the top prize at the 8th “Suoni d’Arpa” International Harp Contest in Italy. “I am extremely happy to have won the competition,” Willemze says. “I’m looking forward to recording my album with TACTUS and performing the concerts that...

Brittany DeYoung named harp professor at University of Michigan–Flint

Brittany DeYoung named harp professor at University of Michigan–Flint

Brittany DeYoung was recently appointed harp professor at University of Michigan–Flint. "I am thrilled to begin teaching at the University of Michigan–Flint this fall," says DeYoung. "Being an alumnus of the University of Michigan was a big part of what drew me to...

2018 Guide to Fall Festivals

2018 Guide to Fall Festivals

With fall just around the corner, we want to make sure you start out your school year right. From Buenos Aires to Zagreb, be sure to check out all the fantastic programs and performers scheduled around the world this season! Don’t see your festival listed here? Tell...

Matthew Tutsky appointed harp professor at Oregon schools

Matthew Tutsky appointed harp professor at Oregon schools

Matthew Tutsky was named harp professor at both University of Portland and Reed College. Having recently moved to Portland following his appointments as principal harpist with the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theatre, Tutsky has previously held adjunct teaching...