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Q and A with Woojin Lee

Q and A with Woojin Lee

Korean harpist Woojin Lee recently took home the top prize at the 2018 Hong Kong International Harp Competition. Her competition success (seventh prize at the USA IHC in 2016, fifth prize in the 2015 Korea International Harp Competition, and third prize in the 2012...

Q and A with Carl Swanson

Q and A with Carl Swanson

Carl Swanson, of Swanson Harp Company, has just announced his latest project: the publication of a new edition of Ravel's iconic Introduction et Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet, and string quartet. The edition has new solutions to tricky passages, fingering and...

Q and A with Amanda Whiting

Q and A with Amanda Whiting

Jazz harpist Amanda Whiting is currently working with the United Kingdom Harp Association to help organize Wild Strings, a new jazz and pop harp festival in Manchester, UK. Taking place from Oct. 5–7, 2018, there are a lot of exciting events scheduled for this...

Q and A with Amy Thompson

Q and A with Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson has been making waves as a composer (she recently won a BMI Student Composer Award), so Harp Column sat down with her to ask about her musical style and get some tips for how to work with composers writing for the harp. What inspired you to start...

Q&A with Gwyneth Wentink

Q&A with Gwyneth Wentink

Gwyneth Wentink, international harp sensation, has again joined forces with saxophonist George Brooks and violinist Kala Ramnath to create Elements' second album, The Alchemy, released May 25, 2018. Harp Column caught up with Wentink to learn more about the unique...

Q and A with César Secundino

Q and A with César Secundino

César Secundino of Mexico recently snatched first prize in the DHF World Harp Competition, presenting an original program of arrangements entitled "Around the World in 47 Strings." Introducing himself as the pilot of a Boeing 747 harp, he first distributed flight...

Q and A with Isabelle Moretti

Q and A with Isabelle Moretti

The Third Latin American Itinerant Pedal Harp Workshop took place April 15 - 21, 2018 in Mexico City. This program is the result of a collaboration between Isabelle Moretti, Marisela González, and Mercedes Gómez, who aimed to "design a workshop that would consider the...

Q and A with Xavier de Maistre

Q and A with Xavier de Maistre

Since the release of Xavier de Maistre's latest album, Serenata Española has seen critical acclaim and commercial success around the world. The album is particularly notable for its collaborations with legendary castanet player Lucero Tena and a number of new...

Q and A with Steve Moss

Q and A with Steve Moss

Harp Technician Steve Moss creates String Bag online app for harpists and talks 3D printing possibilities for harps Harp Column readers probably know Steve Moss best as a harp technician, often featured in magazine articles and Ask the Experts columns. Turns out Moss'...

Q and A with Katie Buckley

Q and A with Katie Buckley

Katie Buckley featured in Björk's newest album Singer-songwriter Björk recently released the album Utopia, which Spin calls “stunning” and NPR hails as “peace amidst the chaos.” Harp Column caught up with harpist Katie Buckley, who recorded the prominent harp line in...