Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Florence Sitruk

Florence Sitruk, Harp - "Homecoming: From Bloomington to Berlin and Back"

The USA International Harp Competition is honored to present Florence Sitruk in a benefit concert. Ms. Sitruk will perform in the IU Jacobs School of Music Recital Hall on November 2, 2017 at 8:30 PM. The program includes a special performance of Debussy's Danses sacrée et danse profane with IU's Quartet-in-Residence, Pacifica Quartet.

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10th USA International Harp Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Katherine Siochi, USA, Gold Medal winner of the 10th USA International Harp Competition!

Read more about Katherine and all 10th USAIHC winners here:  10th USAIHC Winners

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5th Solo Harp Composition Contest Winner Announced!

The winning composition is Sublimation by Jeremiah Siochi of Arlington, Virginia (USA).

With 114 score submitted by composers from 34 different countries, this was the largest Contest to date.

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Listen to Sublimation here.

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The Mission of the USA International Harp Competition is:

to elevate exceptional harpists to extraordinary heights through performance, new music, and education.

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Harp Dreams wins 3 regional Emmys as well as the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award 

Harp Dreams, the WTIU-produced documentary of the 2007 competition, showcases the best young harpists in the world as they prepare for a high-stakes ten-day event held every three years at the Jacobs School of Music on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.  The documentary is a celebration of contestants from around the world and, ultimately, the competition itself.

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2012 USAIHC Composition Contest Winner

First Place Winner, Benjamin Attahir

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After reviewing 81 compositions for solo harp, submitted by composers from 24 different countries, USA International Harp Competition, Inc. announces the 2012 Solo Harp Composition Contest winner.

In first place and eight minutes in length is De l’obscurité II composed by Benjamin Attahir (Toulouse, France). Currently under commission by the Lucerne Festival, Mr. Attahir studied composition, conducting and violin at the Paris Conservatoire. He has won many composition prizes, including the Concours Général, SACEM and the International Rostrum of Composers UNESCO.

Mr. Attahir’s $2,000 first prize is funded by a generous grant from the American Harp Society. De l’obscurité II will be required repertoire in Stage 3 of the 9th USA International Harp Competition to be held July 10-20, 2013 in Bloomington, Indiana. The score will be published and be available to contestants through Lyon & Healy Publications by March 1st.

The jury also wishes to congratulate the following composers whose works were in the final round:

  • What is Danced…(and what is not) by Eric Chasalow (USA)
  • Storm’s Morrow by Amit Gilutz (Israel)
  • Chants by Viktor Hartobanu (Germany)
  • Indiana by Andres Izmaylov (Russian Federation)
  • Shindychew Dances by Stephen Taylor (USA)
  • The Curl-up by Alan Thomas (United Kingdom)

The international jury for the Composition Contest consisted of: Composer, Dr. Claude Baker (USA), and the following distinguished harpists: Deborah Fleisher (USA), Alice Giles (Australia), Katerina Gima (Greece), Ruth Inglefield – Jury Chair (USA), Bridget Kibbey (USA) and Naoko Yoshino (Japan).

The USA International Harp Competition wishes to congratulate Mr. Attahir and to extend grateful thanks to the jury members and to Sonja Inglefield, Competition Secretary, for taking time out of their busy schedules to make this contest possible.


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