Harp Event News

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Performances, Recitals & Festivals

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Workshops, Masterclasses & Harp Camps


Oct 20-22 2017
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Harptacular with Lyon & Healy is bringing a unique learning, networking and performance opportunity to Dallas! Join in for a harp-filled weekend featuring an exhibition of Lyon & Healy and Salvi harps, masterclasses, workshops and recitals featuring Elizabeth Hainen and the Dallas Harp Quartet. Lyon & Healy also invites any and all student harpists to perform a piece (up to 10 minutes in length) in a closing Student Showcase on Sunday morning. Soloists and ensembles are encouraged to participate.
All Harptacular events are free to attend, but registration is required. Visit www.lyonhealy.com/harptacular

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.

20th International Harp Contest in Israel

October 15-25 2018


Required Repertoire
First Stage
I. Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - Sonata
Choose one:
C-major Op.30 Nr.1, Op.17 Nr.4 Hob XVI-35
A flat-major, Hob.XVI:43
D-major, Hob XVI-24
g-minor, Hob.XVI-44
(Any edition)

II. Bedrich Smetana/Trnecek (1824-1884) - Vltava
(Lyra or Salvi edition)

III. Choose one:
Boris Pigovat (1952 - ) - The Wandering Stars
Haim Permont (1950 - ) - Movements & Pauses
(IMI - Israeli Music Institute)

IV. Choose one:
Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961) - Fantasy on Lara's Granada
(Lyra or Sheet Music Plus)
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)- Spanish Dance No. 1 /Grandjany
(Lyra or Sheet Music Plus)
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) - Cordoba /Dulova

Second Stage
Choose one:
Nicolas Flagello ( 1928 - 1994) - Sonata
Paul Patterson (1947 - ) -Spiders
(Universal Edition)

II. Pearl Chertok (1918-1981) - "Around the Clock"

III. Israeli piece (to be announced in January 2018)
(IMI - Israel Music Institute)

IV. Free choice (6-8 minutes)

Third Stage
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) - Trio for Violin, Cello & Harp

II. Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - Trio for Flute, Cello & Harp
(Edition SVITZER, edited by J. Rovinsky)
Choose one:
Hob.XV 15 G-major
Hob XV 16 D- major
Hob XV 17 F- major

Final Stage
Francois-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834) - Concerto in C- major
(Ricordi, Lyra or Billaudot)

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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