Results of the Slovenian Harp Competition

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The 4th International Harp Competition hosted by the Slovenian Harp Association was held November 3-6, 2016, at the Fran Korun Koželjski Music School Hall, in Velenje, Slovenia, with support from Camac Harps and the Harp Masters Academy. This year, 100 young harpists participated in five different age categories, as well as a special category for electro-acoustic harps. The jury members for the classical harp categories were Patrizia Tassini, Irina Zingg, Ruda Ravnik Kosi, and Staša Mirković Grujić; the jury members for the electro-acoustic categories were Diana Grubišić Ćiković, Katja Šumečnik, Dalibor Bernatović, and Erika Gričar.

Top Awards

Category A – max. age 12

Emanuele Raviol, first prize (pedal harp)
Dominika Anna Głowacka, first prize (lever harp)
Ajda Nina Vivod, second prize (pedal harp)
Mirjam Kotar, third prize (pedal harp)
Mina Jakovljević, third prize (lever harp)

First prize winner of category A, Emanuele Raviol, with jury members Irina Zingg, Staša Grujić, and Patrizia Tassini.

First prize winner of category A, Emanuele Raviol, with jury members Irina Zingg, Staša Grujić, and Patrizia Tassini.

Category B – max. age 16

Evelien Vaneysendeyk, first prize
Alexandra Bidi, second prize
Leto Križanič Žorž, second prize
Irina Pejoska, third prize
Anais Vaupot, third prize

First prize winner of category B, Evelien Vaneysendeyk, with jury members Staša Grujić, Irina Zingg, and Diana Grubišić Ćiković.

First prize winner of category B, Evelien Vaneysendeyk, with jury members Staša Grujić, Irina Zingg, and Diana Grubišić Ćiković.

Category C – max. age 20

Brin Bernatović, first prize
Živa Krajnc, second prize
Marika Cecilia Riedl, second prize
Veronika Ćiković, third prize

Category D – max. age 24

Teresa Emilia Raff, first prize
Lara Hrastnik, second prize
Naja Mohorič, third prize

Category E – max. age 28

Se Young Hwan, gold medal
Veronika Villany, competition award

Category F – electro-acoustic, max. age 20

Jernej Mišič, first prize

Special Prizes

Honorable Mention from the Jury

Maria Gigova (cat. A), award for artistic impression
Stefano Boccia (cat. B), award for artistic impression
Brina Zamrnik (cat. B), award for the best interpretation of the required piece
Cansu Sezal (cat. C), award for the best interpretation of the required piece

Slovenian Harp Association Award

Iva Dimitrijević (cat. D)

The Velenje Music School Award

Brin Bernatović (cat. C)

For complete information about the competition, visit the Slovenian Harp Association website.

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