Registration is now open for the 13th World Harp Congress (WHC), which will take place July 7–13 in Hong Kong. This marks the first time the triennial event—which typically draws about 800 harpists from 50 countries—has been held in Asia. Events will take place at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
“A Harp Journey from West to East” is the theme for this year’s event, say co-chairs Dan Yu and Angela Yau. The program will feature “Asian highlights” including performers from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand “playing traditional music of their countries and regions in both classical and contemporary styles.”
Other featured performances include Isabelle Moretti and Xavier de Maistre with the Hong Kong Philharmonic; Raoul Moretti with the Hong Kong Wuji Ensemble (pictured); Anneleen Lenaerts, Lin Wu, Florence Sitruk, Emmanuel Ceysson, and Baltazar Juárez with the Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra; Catherine Michel in a tribute concert to Victor Salvi; and jazz harpists Deborah Henson-Conant and Park Stickney.