USA International Harp Competition announces 2022 repertoire

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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) has announced repertoire for its 12th competition. The competition takes place every three years in Bloomington, Ind. and is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32 as of May 1, 2022. All repertoire must be performed from memory, except the winning piece of the composition contest, performed in the third stage.

Stage I

  • Andrea Marescotti: Mouvement
  • Choose one:
    • Elias Parish Alvars: Sérénade, Op. 83
    • Jean-Michel Damase: Sicilienne variée
  • Choose one:
    • Manuel de Falla: Spanish Dance No. 1 “La Vida Breve”
    • Carlos Salzedo: Jeux d’eau

Stage II

  • Choose one:
    • André Caplet: Deux Divertissements
    • Pierick Houdy: Sonata for Harp
  • Sergiu Natra: Ode to the Harp    
  • Franz Liszt/Henriette Renié: Un Sospiro

Stage III

  • A free-choice recital of 40 minutes to include:
    • ­The winning selection of the USAIHC Composition Contest (max. 8 min.)
    • One selection from the Baroque period

Stage IV

  • Gabriel Pierné: Concertstück (Op. 39)
  • Free choice encore solo to be played after the concerto (max. 8 min.)

For more information, visit www.usaihc.org. Subscribe today to read our 2019 cover story with Mélanie Laurent, the first prize winner of the 11th USAIHC.

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