Lyon & Healy Announces Awards


Lyon & Healy announced three winners of its Lyon & Healy Awards, which took place June 14 and 15, 2013, preceding the American Harp Society Summer Institute at the Colburn School, in Los Angeles. Helen Gerhold(Lansdale, PA), Rachel Hall (Cleveland, OH) and Ann Marie Liss (Aurora, CO) were chosen as the winners from 27 participants. Each received a $2,000 prize, along with a $500 Lyon & Healy gift certificate and a winner’s plaque. They will also be presented in a joint recital at Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago.

The jury consisted of Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Julie Smith, Principal Harpist of the San Diego Symphony; and Mary Kay Waddington, arranger of theSuzuki Harp School series. They also recognized five Honorable Mentions including Ian McVoy (Richmond, VA), Emily Melendes (Waukesha, WI), Katherine Siochi (Iowa City, IA) and Yan Yin Yany Tse (Hong Kong, China).

“We are so pleased with the camaraderie among the competitors, as well as the high level of musicianship brought to the Lyon & Healy Awards,” states Heather Azem, Lyon & Healy Awards Manager. “It will be wonderful to see all their careers grow in the future.” Lyon & Healy also held its first Awards competition in Cardiff early this year.

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