Harp Event News

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Competitions & Contests

Anne Adams Awards (American Harp Society Foundation)

May 29th - June 1st 2018

2018 Required Repertoire
Choose one of the following:
Büsser — Pièce de concert, Op. 32
Salzedo — Scintillation
Renié — Ballade Fantastique
Walter-Kühne — Fantaisie sur un thème de l'opéra Eugène Onegin

Choose one of the following:
Caplet - Divertissement à l'espagnole
Caplet - Divertissement à la française
Bach - Etude Number 2 from the Bach/Grandjany Etudes
Rochberg - Ukiyo-e (Pictures of the Floating World)

Orchestra/Choral (BOTH are required):
Donizetti - Lucia Di Lammermoor Cadenza /(any version)
Britten - A Ceremony of Carols

Applications will be accepted from advanced students who are:
Members of the American Harp Society
Enrolled full time in colleges or universities through a Master's Degree, or other post-high school institutions, during the year of the awards.

PDF Applications and further instruction, including Paypal links, will be available on the American Harp Society Foundation website in December 2017– The webpage is www.harpfoundationahs.org

Grandjany Memorial Competition (American Harp Society Foundation)

June 1st, 2018

Required Repertoire
Divertissement – M. Grandjany
Children at Play – M. Grandjany
Malagueña – Ernesto Lecuona/arranged for harp by M. Grandjany


Bach/Grandjany – Allemande from Partita II (published with the Loeillet Toccata and Couperin La Commère); included in Transcriptions Classiques – M. Grandjany
Bach/Renié – Pièce en Sol from Partita V

Young Artist's Harp Competition

July 7-21, 2018
Rabun Gap Nacoochee School
339 Nacoochee Dr
Rabun Gap, GA 30568

Required Repertoire
Play each of the following:
Choose any two from Epices Vol 1 and Vol. 2, by Bernard Andres
"Paquita's Dance," by Ludwig Minkus, from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 4
"The Downstairs Spider," by Volpe Bligh, from Solos for Lever or Pedal Harp

A. Choose one of the following:
Concerto in B-flat, first movement only, by G. F. Handel, any edition
L'Egyptienne, by Jean-Phillipe Rameau
Choose one of the following sonatas by Thomas Augustine Arne from Anthology of English Music, Vol 3 edited by David Watkins:
Sonata No. 3 in G Major
Sonata No. 6 in G Minor
Sonata No. 7 in A Major

B. Choose one of the following:
Vers la source dans le bois, by Marcel Tournier
Absidioles, by Bernard Andres
First or Second Arabesque, by Claude Debussy, any edition
"Introspection" from Five Preludes, by Carlos Salzedo

C. Free choice selection of the contestant's choosing (time limit, 10 minutes) Free choice composer cannot be the same as A or B choice.

A. Choose one of the following:
Etude #2, from Etudes for Harp, by J. S. Bach/Grandjany
Toccata, by Jean Baptiste Loeillet
Choose any two:
"Tic-Toc-Choc," by Francois Couperin
"L'Hirondell, by Louis-Claude Daquin
L 'Hirondel – L. Daquin trans. H. Renie
"Le Coucou," by Louis-Claude Daquin

B. Choose one of the following:
Choose one of the Divertissements, by Andre Caplet ("a la francaise" or "a l'espagnole")
Choose any two movements from Suite for Harp, by Benjamin Britten
Une Chatelaine un sa tour, by Gabriel Faure

C. Free choice selection of the contestant's choosing (time limit, 12 minutes) Free choice composer cannot be the same as A or B choice.

For more information, visit Young Artist's website at www.harpseminar.com.

11th USA International Harp Competition

June 1-18, 2019
1201 E. Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Exact dates to be determined. 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–  Find more information at www.usaihc.org

Stage 1
J. S. Bach: Any Preludes 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 Mouille

Stage 2
Nino Rota: Sarabanda e Toccata
Gabriel Faure: Une Chatelaine en sa tour
Ernst Krenek: Sonata for Harp, Op. 150
Germaine Tailleferre: Sonata for Harp
Carlos Salzedo: Ballade, Op. 28
Henriette Renie: Ballade Fantastique

Stage 3
A free choice program of 40 minutes to include the following:
1– 6th Composition Contest winning composition (TBA, maximum 8 minutes)
2– Spoken program notes not to exceed five minutes of the 40-minute program. The performer may speak in any language. A printed transcription in English must be provided to the jury.

Stage 4
Choose One:
Franz Liszt: Liebestraume No. 3 (Any Edition)
Mikhail Glinka: The Lark (Any Edition)
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

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