Hungarian Competition Names Winners

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The 3rd International Harp Competition In Szeged, Hungary was held November 28–December 1. Prizes were awarded in three, age specific divisions as follows:

Results of category Under 25

First Prize: Katrina Szederkényi (Canada/Hungary)
Second Prize: Arianna Rossi (Italy)
Third Prize: Aiste Baliunyte (Lithuania)

Special Prize offered by the City of Szeged: SeHee Hwang (Korea)
Vitoria Music Prize, sponsored by Victoria-Gasteiz International Music Festival, awarded by Gabriella Dall’Olio: Mira Farkas (Hungary)
Special Prize awarded by Willy Postmas: Mira Farkas (Hungary)
Special Prize awarded by Andrea Vigh: Mira Farkas (Hungary)
Special Prize awarded by the Hungarian Harp Duo: Yun Huan Chen (China)
Special Prize awarded by Madame Klara Weniger: Marcel Cara (France)
Special Prize for the best performance of Reményi’s Miniatures for Harp: Elisa Netzer (Switzerland)
Audience prize: Marcel Cara (France)

Results of category Under 17

First Prize: Woojin Lee (Korea)
Second Prize: Nadja Dornik (Serbia), Flora Olasz (Hungary), Bettin Toth (Hungary) ex-aequo
Third Prize: Aline Alekseeva (Russia), Orsolya Nagy (Romania) ex-aequo

Special prize for the best performance of Bartok’s Evening in the Village: Woojin Lee (Korea)
Special prize offered by Klara Weniger: Bettin Toth (Hungary)
Special prize offered by the Hungarian Harp Duo: Tjasha Gafner (Switzerland)
Special prize offered by the Peter Király-König Music School: Vanda Halaj (Hungary)
Audience prize: Ziva Krajnc (Slovenia)

Results of category Under 12

First Prize: Isabelle Cambini (Italy) unanimous
Second Prize: Marcelina Dabek (Poland) and SuBeen Lee (Korea) ex-aequo
Third Prize: Daria Rumyantseva (Russia) and Kahori Yamauchi (Japan) ex-aequo

Special Prize offered by the Hungarian Harp Duo: Bianka Szauer (Hungary)
Special Prize offered by Madame Klara Weniger: Marco Brkic (Serbia)
Special Prizes offered by the Peter Király-König Music School: Jakob Adamic (Serbia), Aleksandra Akhrimenko (Ukraine), Laura Colombo (Italy), Jernej Misic (Slovenia)
Special Prizes for Promise: Irena Banaszczyk (Poland), Lubov Silantyeva (Russia)
Audience Prize: Bianka Szauer (Hungary)

Jury members included Willy Postma, Gabriella Dall’Olio, Andrea Vigh, Melinda Felletar, Sándor Gyüdi, Florence Sitruk, Staša Mirković Grujić, Csilla Gulyás, Ferenc Kerek, Péter Tóth, Melinda Felletar, and András Farkas. Agne Keblyte, grand prize winner of the 2010 competition performed the opening concert. The Mora Ferenc Museum and Camac Harps sponsored the competition and provided the host location and harps respectively. More information can be found athttp://harpcompetition.webs.com.

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