Thursday, March 30, 2017
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2019 11th USA International Harp Competition 

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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

Jeremiah Siochi

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.

For more information, click here.

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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Naoko Yoshino in Concert

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
2:00 PM – Saturday, March 30

On March 30th please join us for USAIHC's first Annual Concert Series featuring internationally renowned harpist, Naoko Yoshino.

Being one of the most outstanding harpists in the international platform today, Ms. Yoshino's solo engagements with the world's top orchestras have included the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra among others.  Renowned conductors with whom she has shared the stage include Menuhin, Ozawa, Sawallisch, Mehta, Sinopoli, Harnoncourt, Blomstedt, and Dutoit.

A frequent guest at the Lucerne, Salzburg, Lockenhaus, Schleswig-Holstein, Saito Kinen, Marlboro, and Mostly Mozart Festivals, Naoko Yoshino is also known as a recitalist and chamber musician.  In 1994, she earned the honor of performing at The Vatican to commemorate the restoration of the Sistine Chapel.  Through chamber music, she has come to work with such renowned musicians as violinist Gidon Kremer, violists Veronika Hagen and Nobuko Imai, horn player Radek Baborák, flutists Aurèle Nicolet, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Wolfgang Schulz, and Emmanuel Pahud.

Born in London, Naoko Yoshino began to study harp at the age of six in Los Angeles, California, with the eminent Susann McDonald, current Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University.  She started her worldwide career in 1985, after winning first prize at the Ninth International Harp Contest in Israel.

On March 30 Ms. Yoshino will perform numerous works including pieces by J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, and Johannes Brahms. The concert will be presented free to all attendees. USAIHC  Board members and staff will be honoring both past and present Competition volunteers at this event.

Please join us for a reception in the Auer Hall green room after the concert. Audience members will have a chance to meet with Ms. Yoshino.  

  **The USA International Harp Competition gratefully acknowledges the support of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, The Indiana Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, Ivy Tech Bloomington, The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County and the Bloomington Arts Commission.**

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