Hong Kong IHC announces 2018 repertoire

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The Hong Kong International Competition has announced repertoire for its fourth competition, which will take place Oct. 4-7, 2018. There are eight divisions, including a level for children ages 6 and below, a professional division for ages 30 and under, and an “open” category, ages 20 and above, for non-harp majors. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018, and admitted contestants will be announced in July 2018.

This competition aims to increase musical accessibility and expand educational opportunities for harpists at all levels: age groups are more narrow than is typical to better fit individual abilities and harpists will receive a comprehensive evaluation after their performances. Yuying Chen, winner of the 19th International Harp Competition in Israel, will perform a recital, and judges for the competition will include Dan Yu, Isabelle Perrin, and Jason Chang.

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A: Children – lever harp (ages 6 and below)

  • Inglefield: “Hocus Pocus,” from Songs by Sonja, book 2
  • One free choice piece, time limit four minutes

B: Primary I –  lever harp (ages 9 and below)

  • Grandjany: “Gigue,” from Petite Suite Classique
  • One free choice piece, time limit five minutes

C: Primary II – lever harp (ages 11 and below)

  • Pratt: “The Little Fountain”
  • One free choice piece, time limit six minutes

D: Primary III – pedal harp (ages 11 and below)

  • Choose one
    • L. Dussek: Sonatine No. 6, from Six Sonatines
    • F. Handel: Passacaille
  • One free choice piece, time limit six minutes

Secondary I – pedal harp (ages 14 and below)

  • A. Rosetti/S. McDonald: Sonata No. 4, from Six Harp Sonatas
  • One free choice piece, time limit eight minutes

Secondary II – pedal harp (ages 19 and below)

  • Choose one
    • Spohr: Fantasie for Harp in C minor, op. 35
    • Grandjany: Fantasie sur un thème de Haydn, op. 31
    • Young: Suzhou River Fantasie
  • One free choice piece, time limit 10 minutes

Professional – pedal harp (ages 30 and below)

  • Choose one
    • Tailleferre: Sonata for Harp
    • Houdy: Sonata pour harpe
    • Hindemith: Sonate for Harp
  • One free choice piece, time limit 12 minutes

Open – pedal harp (ages 20 and above)

  • Grandjany: Old Chinese Song
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