For the first time, Lyon & Healy will present the Lyon & Healy Awards in Europe. The award competition will take place February 15–17, 2013, during the International Harp Festival at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, in Cardiff. The event will see 41 contestants vie for one of three awards of £2,000 cash.
The required competition repertoire includes Impromptu for Harp (Faure, Gabriel), and Suite for Harp (Britten, Benjamin). Jury members include Jana Bouskova, Maria Luisa Rayan-Forero, and Karen Vaughan. The three award winners will perform at a winners’ recital on Sunday, February 17 at 4:30 p.m. The competition and the winners’ recital are open to the public.
“We are excited to bring the Lyon & Healy Awards for the first time to The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama which is known for its cultural diversity and dedication to its students,” said Antonio Forero, President & CEO of Lyon & Healy Harps. The company will also sponsor the awards in the U.S. this June in conjunction with the American Harp Society 2013 Summer Institute. For more information visitwww.lyonhealy.com/awards.htm.