August 30, 2019 - September 4, 2019
The 9th International Harp Contest in Italy “Suoni D’Arpa”, open to harpists of all nationalities, aims to actively support young harp talents, besides spreading the knowledge of the Italian repertoire, original or suitable for harp. Official languages are Italian and English. The Competition, created by the Italian Harp Association, will take place at the Fondazione Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale, in the medieval old town of Saluzzo, one of the most fascinating cities in the Regione Piemonte.
The school is a reference point for international masterclass, new musical technologies, and hosts one of the most important European institute of musicological research. During the Contest, the International Harp Festival “Suoni D’Arpa” (ppening concert on August 30th) will present famous performers and young talents, among them: Maximilian Ehrhardt (baroque harp); Ieuan Jones, Edith Pun, Johannes Willemze (classical harp); Ismael Ledesma (paraguayan harp); BeatHarp Trio (jazz harp) and the Hong Kong Harp Sextet. It will be also possible to visit the enchanting Museo dell’arpa Victor Salvi.