Israel Contest Announces Repertoire


The International Harp Contest in Israel has announced repertoire for its 20th contest, scheduled to take place October 15–25, 2018. The event takes place every three years in Isarel, this time under the direction of Julia Rovinsky. Read our interview with 19th contest winner Yuying Chen in the March-April 2016 issue of Harp Column. Find out more about the competition at or on Facebook.

First Stage

1. Choice of sonata by Joseph Haydn (any edition):

  • C-major Op.30 Nr.1, Op.17 Nr.4 Hob XVI-35
  • A flat-major, Hob.XVI:43
  • D-major, Hob XVI-24
  • g-minor, Hob.XVI-44

2.  “Vltava,” by Bedřich Smetana/Trnecek (Lyra or Salvi edition)

3. Choose one:

  • “The Wandering Stars,” by Boris Pigovat
  • “Movements & Pauses,” by Haim Permont

4. Choose one:

  • “Fantasy on Lara’s Granada,” by Carlos Salzedo
  • “Spanish Dance No. 1, by Manuel de Falla/Grandjany
  • “Cordoba” by Isaac Albéniz/Dulova

Second Stage

1. Choose one

  • Sonata, by Nicolas Flagello
  • Spiders, by Paul Patterson

2, Around the Clock, by Pearl Chertok

3. Israeli piece (to be announced in January 2018)

4. Free choice (6–8 minutes)

Third Stage

1. Trio for Violin, Cello, and Harp, by Jacques Ibert

2. Choice of Trio for Flute, Cello, and Harp, by Joseph Haydn/Rovinsky:

  • Hob.XV 15 G Major
  • Hob XV 16 D Major
  • Hob XV 17 F Major

Final Stage

Concerto in C Major, by François-Adrien Boieldieu



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