USAIHC Announces 2016 Contestants


The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) has announced contestants who will participate in the organization’s 10th competition to be held June 8–18, in Bloomington, Ind. The competition includes three stages of performance, culminating in a final stage performance of the Ginestera Harp Concerto on June 18. After a preliminary recorded entry, 43 contestants from around the world were selected to compete in person for 12 prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, along with a first prize package that includes a concert grand Lyon & Healy harp, concert debuts, and more. The contestants are:

Ritsuko Arima, Japan
Aisté Baliunyté, Lithuania
Elizabeth Bass, United KingdomC\
Yunhuan Chen, China
Yeon Hwa Chung, South Korea
Hannah Cope Johnson, USA
Antonella De Franco, Italy
Héloïse de Jenlis, France
Catherine Derrick, United Kingdom
Shelly Du, China
Francesca Gao, China
Katie Graham, USA
Feier Gu, China
Rachel Lee Hall, USA
Naomi Hoffmeyer, USA
Se Hee Hwang, South Korea
Se Young Hwang, South Korea
Abigail Kent, USA
Olivia Hyoyeon Kim, USA
Claudia Lucia Lamanna, Italy
Woojin Lee, South Korea
Valerio Lisci, Italy
Yi-Yun Loei, Australia
Melanie Danielle Mashner, USA
Maria Mikhaylovskaya, Russia
Shizuko Mitani, Japan
Hila Ofek, Israel
Louise Ollivier, France
Jia Peng, China
Lenka Petrovic, Serbia
Marika Cecilia Riedl, Germany
Arianna Rossi, Italy
Oksana Sidyagina, Russia
Katherine Siochi, USA
Oksana Sushkova, Russia
Joanna Thalmann, Swizterland
Alexandra Tikhonova, Russia
Elise Veyres, France
Joel von Lerber, Swizterland
Valeria Voshchennikova, Russia
Noël Wan, Taiwan
Anna Wiegandt, USA
Klara Woskowiak, Poland


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