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June 2019

Stellar Strings with Rachel Lee Hall

June 30, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Floyd EcoVillage’s Celebration Hall, 188 Eco Village Trail SE
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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Maestro David Stewart Wiley, violinist Akemi Takayama, harpist Rachel Hall, and other RSO musicians will perform works by Mozart, Debussy, and Handel

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July 2019

11th USA International Harp Competition

July 3, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Free

The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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USA International Harp Competition

July 3, 2019, 8:00 am - July 13, 2019, 5:00 pm

11th USA International Harp Competition – 2019 Required Repertoire All repertoire must be performed from memory, with the exception of the 6th Composition Contest winning composition in Stage 3.  The 11th Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32 as of May 1, 2019. Stage 1 ·      J.S. Bach: Any Prelude and Fugue from “The Well-Tempered Clavier” ·      Louis Spohr: Variations sur l’air “Je suis encore dans mon printemps”, Op. 36 ·      Jacques de la Presle: Le Jardin Mouillé…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Opening Ceremony

July 3, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Recital Hall, 1201 E. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Stage I

July 4, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Jacobs School of Music Recital Hall, 1201 E. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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Festival Internacional Arpa Sentmenat

July 5, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Free

Classical, jazz, Latin, pop, indie, folk... all for free!

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11th USA International Harp Competition Stage I

July 5, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Jacobs School of Music Recital Hall, 1201 E. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition – Laureate Recital Featuring Katherine Siochi

July 5, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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$15 – $25

Praised by the New York Times as “excellent,” Katherine Siochi is an internationally-acclaimed harp soloist and principal harpist of the Sarasota Orchestra. Katherine is the 2016 gold medalist of the 10th USA International Harp Competition, one of the world's most prestigious harp contests, and is only the second American to win the prize since 1989. Audiences worldwide have commended Katherine for her virtuosity, as well as her poetic interpretations and innate sense of timing. Katherine strives to connect with her listeners through raw…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Stage I

July 6, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Jacobs School of Music Recital Hall, 1201 E. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Laureate Recital Featuring Remy Van Kesteren

July 6, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Buskirk Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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$15 – $25

About Remy van Kesteren: Remy van Kesteren was admitted to the conservatory of Utrecht at the age of ten and graduated in 2010 cum laude. He continued his education at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he studied with the famous harpist Isabelle Moretti. In 2012 he received his master diploma cum laude at the conservatory of Amsterdam. Van Kesteren has won various prizes including the Gold Medal at the 9th USA International Harp Competition. His many…

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USA International Harp Competition – Laureate Exchange Prize Recital Featuring Lenka Petrovic

July 7, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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$15 – $25

The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Stage II

July 8, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Composer Forum

July 8, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Sweeney Hall, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Stage II

July 9, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Stage III

July 10, 2019, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Stars of Tomorrow Concert

July 11, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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Harp at Dawn

July 12, 2019, 5:00 am - 6:00 am
Chinese Tea House, 596 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Featuring works by Hovhaness, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Francaix, and Tournier, Bridget Kibbey will be performing an early morning concert at the Chinese Tea House as part of the Newport Music Festival.

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11th USA International Harp Competition Panel Discussion

July 12, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Sweeney Hall, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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Free

The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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11th USA International Harp Competition Stage IV

July 13, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jacobs School of Music Musical Arts Center, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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Morgan Short performs Debussy Danses

July 13, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dana Auditorium, 710 Levi Coffin Dr
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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As the 2018 winner of the Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competion, Morgan Short will perform Debussy’s Dances Sacree et Profane on July 13 with the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra and Gerard Schwartz conducting.

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11th USA International Harp Competition Award Ceremony

July 13, 2019, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Musical Arts Center, 205 S Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the…

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Yolanda Kondonassis performs Ginastera

July 17, 2019, 6:30 pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Emmanuel Villaume returns to the Festival to conduct Ravel’s charming Mother Goose Suite and Bizet’s First Symphony. Yolanda Kondonassis, one of the world’s premiere solo harpists, shows off her technical prowess as she brings the harp to life in Ginastera’s Harp Concerto.

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The Bridge Project

July 17, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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$20 – $75

The Bridge Project was inspired by virtuoso Harpist Bridget Kibbey, who crosses boundaries and cultures with her playing. Dubbed “a Yo-Yo Ma of the harp” by The Atlantic Journal-Constitution,the description is fitting. The concert begins with Bridget’s rendition of Bach’s iconic masterpiece, the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, followed by her arrangement of two Celtic Reels.

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Somerset Folk Harp Festival

July 18, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Sheraton Parsippany, 199 Smith Rd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States
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An amazing 4-day conference celebrating the diversity of music, talent and experience of the folk harp world. Whether you want to focus on one style or type of music, solidify some specific skills, or try out something new, the breadth of this year’s workshop offerings is sure to expand your musical horizon. Our Exhibit Hall is the best harp and music shopping under one roof you'll find anywhere on the East Coast. Daily concerts will inspire you. Come for the…

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Youth Harp Program at Somerset

July 18, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Sheraton Parsippany, 199 Smith Rd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States
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We are offering a cozy, small program within our conference for young people to make friends and play harp together all while they have the opportunity to sample the full smorgasbord of other workshops that only Somerset offers. We have the excitement of harp players coming from all over the country they can rub shoulders with in an incredible diversity of harps and music not to mention the inspiration and motivation provided the daily concerts with some of the world's top players.…

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Minnesota Scottish Harp Competition

July 20, 2019, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We encourage the general public to attend the Minnesota Scottish Harp Competition! Come hear harpists of all ages play winsome and delightful Scottish tunes. There are competition categories available for all ages and skill levels. In addition to the solo harp categories, special categories will feature singing, storytelling, non-traditional interpretation, harp in ensemble, and more. Competitors are encouraged to participate in more than one category. We run according to Scottish Harp Society of America’s Competitor’s Handbook. All competitors will receive a…

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Harpers’ Escape Harp Tour of Ireland

July 30, 2019 - August 9, 2019
$2995

There's plenty of harps, history, breathtaking scenery and there will be plenty of traditional music on the Harp Tour of Ireland. It's a guided tour around some harp-centric locations in Ireland with Grainne Hambly & Kathy DeAngelo for 10 glorious nights. Still a few seats left on the tour! Call Kathy at 856-795-7637 to verify seat availability & chat over the itinerary! See the website for details.

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August 2019

Suoni d’Arpa

August 30, 2019 - September 4, 2019
Fondazione Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale, Via dell’Annunziata
1b 12037 Saluzzo (CN), Italy
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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…

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5th BUENOS AIRES HAPR WEEK

August 31, 2019 - September 7, 2019
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES, Cordoba Ave 2445
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires 1213 Argentina
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$75.

5th Edition of the Buenos Aires Harp Week, organized by National Arts University Prof. Oscar Rodríguez Do Campo / Nueva Escuela Argentina de Arpa President & WHC correspondent for Argentina. With 2018 Israel Competition winner Ms. LENKA PETROVIC,  WHC Board Memember LUCRECIA JANCSA,  Felipe Martini, and special performances from international harpists. Inscriptions for Masterclasses now open at oscardocampo98@hotmail.com and thru his FB page Oscar Rodríguez Do Campo. Contact us!

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September 2019

Singapore HarpFest VI

September 5, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Under the artistic direction of Singapore’s Young Artist Award recipient, Ms Katryna Tan, this festival promises to be more exciting than ever with a range of creative activities and workshops lined up for 4 days of Harping FUN! We are proud to welcome our Guest Harpist,  Virtuoso Sylvain Blassel, from France who will share his expertise on the instrument. Jakez Francois, President of Camac Harps France, will also be here to give insight to historical harps and how the modern…

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Harptacular Omaha

September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St
Omaha, NE 68132 United States
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Featuring Duo Scorpio, Mary Bircher, Anita Jaynes, Kim Meyer, and Katie Wychulis, Harptacular brings a unique learning, networking and performance opportunity to Omaha! Join us for a harp-filled weekend featuring an exhibition of harps, a recital by local harpists, a masterclass and recital by an international guest artist and workshops presented by Lyon & Healy staff.

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10th Cromarty Harp Village

September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019
The Old Brewery and Stables, Burnside Place
Cromarty, IV11 8XQ United Kingdom
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This being the 10th Cromarty Harp Village, it is fitting that Corrina Hewat brings back award-winning harpers Rachel Newton, Cheyenne Brown and Isbel Pendlebury for a special shared harp concert on the opening Friday, a choice of harp workshops through the weekend with a harptastic session on Saturday night. Everyone will have individual support and group work as the classes will be kept to limited numbers so please book in advance to secure a place. The Harp Village will include a Saturday evening all-inclusive session in the Loft Studio of…

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SPANISH PEAKS HARP RETREAT

September 25, 2019 - September 29, 2019
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The last full weekend in September
La Plaza Inn, 118 West 6th St.
Walsenburg, CO United States
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Advanced, Intermediate, Advanced Beginner Level Classes with Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Sue Richards, Jaimee Joroff Workshops: Guitar and Harp- Chris Newman ; Score the Drama-Don Hilsburg; Appalachian Tunes-Sue Richards Guitar Workshop with Chris Newman  

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Harp Weekend Vienna

September 30, 2019, 2:00 pm - October 2, 2019, 5:00 pm
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A yearly harp course.
Vienna Rehearsal Studios, Geusaugasse 2.
Vienna, 1030 Austria
€20 – €195

Harp exhibition and course. Harps by Norbert Maier - austrian harp maker, Camac harps by Musikhaus Kerschbaum. - Lever Harps Improvisation course by Georg Baum, on lever and pedal harp. Classical harp course by Veronika Villanyi, on lever and pedal harp.

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October 2019

The XI International “Marcel Tournier” Harp Competition

October 8, 2019 - October 9, 2019
Conservatorio S. Giacomantonio Cosenza, Piazza Amendola, 87100
Cosenza, Italy
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The XI International Harp Competition "Marcel Tournier" is organized by the Conservatory of Music "Stanislao Giacomantonio" Cosenza. The competition is open to harpists of all nationalities, and aims to encourage and support new, talented harpists. There are 6 divisions, for pedal harpists, lever harpists, and chamber musicians.

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Harptacular Boston

October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham, 55 Ariadne Rd
Boston, MA 02026 United States
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Featuring Julie Smith Phillips, Franziska Huhn, Krysten Keches, Felice Pomeranz, and Lizary Rodriguez, Harptacular brings a unique learning, networking and performance opportunity to Omaha! Join us for a harp-filled weekend featuring an exhibition of harps, a recital by local harpists, a masterclass and recital by an international guest artist and workshops presented by Lyon & Healy staff.

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Harpissima Lyon

October 24, 2019 - October 25, 2019

Featuring Fabrice Pierre and Sylvain Blassel, participants will experience a whole weekend of music designed to offer a different learning reality for students including interaction with an internationally renowned artist through masterclasses, an exhibition of harps, concerts, and a musical marathon in which students have the opportunity to perform in a concert setting.

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Harpissima Salerno

October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Featuring Sonja Tavormina and Valentina Milite, participants will experience a whole weekend of music designed to offer a different learning reality for students including interaction with an internationally renowned artist through masterclasses, an exhibition of harps, concerts, and a musical marathon in which students have the opportunity to perform in a concert setting.

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November 2019

Harpissima Sofia

November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Featuring Anna Loro, participants will experience a whole weekend of music designed to offer a different learning reality for students including interaction with an internationally renowned artist through masterclasses, an exhibition of harps, concerts, and a musical marathon in which students have the opportunity to perform in a concert setting.

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Virginia Harp Center College Fair

November 9, 2019, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113 United States
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$50.00

VHC College Fair Day is dedicated to 6th – 12th grade students interested in continuing their harp studies beyond high school. If you are planning to make music part of your college experience, this is your chance to meet harp professors from universities throughout the Mid-Atlantic United States and learn about harp degree programs, elective studies, orchestral and ensemble opportunities, and studio policies. You will have the opportunity to spend individual time with our esteemed faculty during our Speed Harping as well…

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