Suoni d’Arpa announced the 2021 prize winners following its 10th competition, held Aug. 29–Sept. 1 in Saluzzo, Italy. Oksana Sidyagina won first prize in the top division. Tatiana Repnikova won second prize. Agnese Contadini won third prize and the Arpa Viggianese prize for the best performance of Sarabanda and Toccata by Nino Rota.
Hosted by the Italian Harp Association, the competition offered €7,400 of prizes in three divisions, in addition to special awards. The jury included Susana Cermeño, Elizabeth Hainen, Valerio Lisci, Lorenzo Montenz, and Cristiano Cometto, led by jury president Emanuela Degli Esposti. Edith Pun also participated online as a jury member for Category C.
Category A (Lever and pedal harp, up to age 16)
1st prize: Eva Kochs
2nd prize: Federico Tonini
3rd prize (tie): Zarina Zaradna and Frida Januschkowetz
Mirella Vita special prize: Eva Kochs
Category B (Pedal harp, up to age 20)
1st prize: Subin Lee
2nd prize: Sophie Shen
3rd prize: Wan Zhong Ming
Category C (Pedal harp, no age limit)
1st prize: Oksana Sidyagina
2nd prize: Tatiana Repnikova
3rd prize: Agnese Contadini
Arpa Viggianese special prize: Agnese Contadini
For more information, visit the Italian Harp Association website.