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Glowing Harp Competition Results

The Glowing Harp Competition announced winners following its recent competition and festival held February 17–22, 2017, in Kharkiv Ukraine. Maria Pozdnyakova (Russia) and Oksana...

Remembering Germaine Lorenzini

Remembering Germaine Lorenzini

Grand Dame of the harp Germaine Lorenzini passed away peacefully at her home in Lyon, France, on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The news came as a sad shock to not only close friends and family but to harpists around the world. A passionately dedicated pedagogue, she...

Q and A with Joris Beets

Q and A with Joris Beets

I first met Joris Beets when he came to the Dutch Harp Festival in 2014 to show off his new invention – the Delta harp. Since then, I've seen the instrument gradually gain attention in the harp world, eventually even winning over Salvi harps. Just recently, they...

Two new harp models unveiled at NAMM

Two new harp models unveiled at NAMM

Two new harp models were unveiled in January at the 2017 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, Calif. Salvi Harps presented its newest model, the Delta, and Dusty Strings introduced the Mariachi. "The Delta puts together centuries of...

USAIHC Announces Repertoire

USAIHC Announces Repertoire

The USA International Harp Competition has announced repertoire for its eleventh competition, which will take place in 2019. 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...

Pat Terry Ross named 2017 Kresge Eminent Artist

Pat Terry Ross named 2017 Kresge Eminent Artist

The Kresge Foundation has named harpist and vocalist Pat Terry Ross its 2017 Eminent Artist. She is the ninth artist to receive the honor—which also includes a $50,000 award— for her "contributions to art form, cultural community, and residents of the city," according...

AHS Launches Young Composers Project

AHS Launches Young Composers Project

The American Harp Society (AHS) has announced a new educational program called the Young Composers Project, designed to inspire young harpists to try their hand at composition. The opportunity is open to all young harpists, regardless of their previous experience with...

Q and A with Elisa Thorn

Q and A with Elisa Thorn

Vancouver harpist Elisa Thorn came onto our radar when we noticed a writeup about her a few weeks ago in the Vancouver Sun. Thorn has just released "Hue," an improvisational recording based on the paintings of her father, Bruce Thorn. Thorn was drawn to creative...

Remembering Joan Mainzer Kishkis, 1927–2016

Remembering Joan Mainzer Kishkis, 1927–2016

Joan Mainzer Kishkis, principal harpist with the Minnesota Orchestra for 40 years, died on December 15, 2016, at age 88. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Kishkis grew up in Erie, Pa., where she began playing harp around age 9. After summer studies with Carlos Salzedo, she...

Pilgrim Harps launches video campaign for cancer research

Pilgrim Harps launches video campaign for cancer research

Pilgrim Harps is inviting harpists to share videos and donate to cancer research. Want to show your harp stuff and help a good cause at the same time? South-east England based Pilgrim Harps is sponsoring a video campaign to raise money for cancer research in memory of...