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Residentie Orkest The Hague announces opening for principal harpist

Residentie Orkest The Hague announces opening for principal harpist

Residentie Orkest The Hague, the Netherlands, has announced an opening for the principal harp position. In addition to skill as an orchestral player, requirements for the part-time position include an interest in contemporary music, educational and outreach...

DHF World Harp Competition accepting applications for 2022

DHF World Harp Competition accepting applications for 2022

The Dutch Harp Festival (DHF) is accepting applications until Nov. 5 for its 2022 World Harp Competition. The international competition is open to harpists of all ages and nationalities, and welcomes repertoire from any genre. Programs must be 45 minutes in length and...

Princess Margaret Celtic Harp Competition opens for 2022 entries

Princess Margaret Celtic Harp Competition opens for 2022 entries

Applications are now open for the Princess Margaret of the Isles Memorial Prize for Celtic Harp, sponsored by the Clan Donald Lands Trust and Robert Burns Society of Charleston, South Carolina. The competition is open to all harpists 18 and older who reside in North...

Suoni d’Arpa announces 2021 winners

Suoni d’Arpa announces 2021 winners

Suoni d’Arpa announced the 2021 prize winners following its 10th competition, held Aug. 29–Sept. 1 in Saluzzo, Italy. Oksana Sidyagina won first prize in the top division. Tatiana Repnikova won second prize. Agnese Contadini won third prize and the Arpa Viggianese...

21st International Harp Contest in Israel—Stages 1 and 2

21st International Harp Contest in Israel—Stages 1 and 2

49 harpists representing 22 countries are the competitors in the 21st International Harp Contest in Israel. Contestants perform required repertoire and free choice selections over four stages. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the prestigious triennial competition...

Kondonassis and Sachs record new single for trumpet and harp

Kondonassis and Sachs record new single for trumpet and harp

Elegy . . . for those we lost will be released as a digital-only single on Azica Records on September 17. This world premiere recording features GRAMMY-nominated harp soloist Yolanda Kondonassis and her husband, Cleveland Orchestra Principal Trumpet Michael Sachs....

Noël Wan wins second prize at the 2021 Prix Orford Musique

Noël Wan wins second prize at the 2021 Prix Orford Musique

Harpist Noël Wan recently won second prize in the 2021 Prix Orford Musique, held in Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall in Orford, Quebec. Her second prize award includes a $5,000 cash award and career coaching sessions. Wan, who is an assistant professor of harp at Western...

National Symphony of Ecuador announces opening for principal harpist

National Symphony of Ecuador announces opening for principal harpist

The National Symphony of Ecuador has announced an opening for the principal harp position. Under the direction of David Handel, the orchestra performs for 46 weeks each season in Quito, Ecuador. In addition to giving concerts in their home venue of La Casa de la...