There have only been eight gold medals handed out at the USA International Harp Competition, making it one of the most prestigious and coveted international awards in the harp world. Those hoping for a chance to compete have to wait three years for their next shot.
But what happens after the applause fades, the interviews are done, and the concert debuts are complete? Where are these rising stars years, even decades after their gold-medal performances in Bloomington? Here is a look where the seven previous USA IHC winners are now.
Agnes Clement, France, 2010
Since winning the gold medal in 2010, Agnes Clement has been in high demand as an international concert artist.