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March 2018

Korea International Harp Competition

March 24, 2018, 8:00 am - April 1, 2018, 5:00 pm

With the aim to discover and nurture talented harpist, the 2018 Korea International Harp Competition will be held in Seoul. Joined by world-renown jurors, the competition will focus on cultivating passion for the harp and music while providing the contestants with the opportunity to grow as an international musician. The competition’s goal is to bring together harpists from around the world in celebration. This time, the 4th Korean Harp Festival will be held along with the Korea International Harp Competition.…

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April 2018

Wales International Harp Competition and Festival

April 1, 2018, 8:00 am - April 7, 2018, 5:00 pm

The Fourth Wales International Harp Festival will be held on April 1- 7, 2018 at Galeri, Caernarfon to celebrate the 90th birthday of the legendary harpist, Dr. Osian Ellis CBE, and the enormous contribution that he made to music-making over a period of 70 years. There will be concerts, competitions, master-classes, lectures, fun classes for absolute beginners, harp exhibitions and much more… Harpists from all over the world will come to Caernarfon to join in the celebrations, and make friends through…

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May 2018

Camac Harp Competition, London

May 6, 2018, 8:00 am - May 7, 2018, 5:00 pm

The North London harp competitions will take place in Muswell Hill, London on May 6th – 7th, 2018. We have sponsored these competitions for over a decade. They include recital classes from Grade 1 to Grade 8 (any age), study classes for <13 and <18, <18 and open chamber ensemble classes, and the Camac Competition for advanced students and young professionals. Jurors will be Heidi Krutzen and Eleanor Turner. The Camac Competition also features a paid recital opportunity for the…

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Dutch Harp Festival and Competition

May 12, 2018, 3:00 pm - May 13, 2018, 7:00 pm

The Dutch Harp Festival will return for its fifth edition this year, on May 12th and 13th, hosted within the iconic TivoliVredenburg concert venue in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In celebration of our incredible instrument – in all its shapes, colors, sizes, and genres – world-class performers will gather in Utrecht for a weekend packed with over 35 concerts. Visitors will have the chance to hear the harp in all different settings: world, jazz, and classical music, folk harp workshops, a…

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2018 Anne Adams Awards Competition

May 29, 2018, 8:00 am - June 1, 2018, 5:00 pm

The American Harp Society Foundation has announced details for its 2018 Anne Adams Awards, which will take place May 29–June 1, 2018, prior to the AHS National Conference in Redlands, Calif. Three winners will receive $2,000 each for full-time study of the harp, along with a $500 gift certificate from Lyon & Healy Harps. Winners will also be invited to perform in a concert at the AHS National Conference in Redlands. The competition, which is open to members of the American Harp Society who are enrolled…

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June 2018

Grandjany Memorial Competition

June 1, 2018, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

French-born American harpist and composer Marcel Grandjany (1891–1975) helped create the American Harp Society, which he organized with a Founding Committee that met for the first time in 1962 at his New York apartment. To this day the American Harp Society has had a profound influence on the shaping of young harpists and the promotion of the harp as a serious musical instrument. This visionary artist began his harp studies at age eight with Henriette Renié and at age eleven…

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July 2018

Young Artist’s Harp Competition 2018

July 4, 2018 - July 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the next Young Artist’s Harp Competition will take place July 4–7, 2018, in Rabun Gap, Ga. A performance schedule for each division will be posted in spring, 2018, and an entry form will be available in winter 2018 Contestants in each division must perform three pieces from memory, choosing from the requirements listed below. There is no overall time limit, except for the Category C free choice selection. Contestants may pause and put the harp…

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Minnesota Scottish Harp Competition

July 21, 2018, 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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October 2018

20th International Harp Contest in Isreal

October 15, 2018, 8:00 am - October 25, 2018, 5:00 pm

The Required Repertoire of The 20th International Harp Contest in Israel 15 – 25 October 2018 First Stage I. Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – Sonata Choose one: 1.      C-major Op.30 Nr.1, Op.17 Nr.4 Hob XVI-35 2.      A flat-major, Hob.XVI:43 3.      D-major, Hob XVI-24 4.      g-minor, Hob.XVI-44 (Any edition) II. Bedřich Smetana/Trnecek (1824-1884) – Vltava (Lyra or Salvi edition) III. Choose one: 1.      Boris Pigovat (1952 – ) – The Wandering Stars 2.      Haim Permont (1950 – ) – Movements & Pauses (IMI…

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May 2019

USA International Harp Competition

May 1, 2019, 8:00 am - May 5, 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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