Did anyone else catch this on PBS the other day? If you haven’t you might want to see if you can catch a repeat of it.
It is a documentary on the last USA International Harp Competition in Indiana in 2007. Since the next one is this year in July it is very interesting to see what goes into not just the contestants preparation and competition experience but also the thoughts of the judges and organizers.
Really a fascinating look at harp competition. It follows several of the competitors, going to their homes in various parts of the world, interviewing some of their teachers, getting a glimpse of how they integrate their harp study and their home lives, and all the preparation that goes into getting ready for such a competition.
Also a good look at the custom Lyon and Healy harp that was the first prize.
And lots of great footage from the competition itself. Man, these folks can play. You won’t be dissapointed.