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

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.

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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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Rising Classical Music Stars to Make Midwest Debut

November 8, 9, and 12, 2011 rising classical music stars Agnès Clément, 2010 USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) gold medallist from France and Andrey Baranov, 2010 laureate of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) from Russia will perform a joint debut concert. This concert is part of a three city tour with performances in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Chicago. This unique tour is the inaugural partnership project for the two internationally recognized organizations - USAIHC and IVCI.

During the ten day 2010 8th Competition, Agnès Clément played 17 pieces resulting in being declared gold medallist. Ms. Clément has studied harp with Fabrice Pierre, Park Stikney and Sylvain Blassel and bassoon with Jean Pignoly in Lyon, France. She has won national and international prizes for both harp and bassoon. The debut tour celebrates Ms. Clément's accomplishments at the USAIHC and promotes her career in the United States. Lyon & Healy, harp makers since 1889, facilitates world-wide promotion of the 2010 first place winner.

Ms. Clément will perform with Andrey Baranov, laureate of the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Mr. Baranov attended the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg Conservatory and Conservatoire de Lausanne.   He has received recognition through numerous international competitions and concert appearances. Currently, Mr. Baranov serves as teaching assistant to Pierre Amoyal at Conservatoire de Lausanne.

USAIHC and IVCI share many common goals including promotion and fostering of gifted young artists' careers by showcasing the artists and harp and violin repertoires, respectively, to a large and diverse audience.   The debut tour aligns the overlapping goals and offers world-class music performances. Ms. Clément and Mr. Baranov will each perform solo works then perform as a duet. Artistically, this will give two young artists the opportunity to meet and work collaboratively while offering the audience the opportunity of a rare duet concert featuring future classical music stars.

Prior to the November 9, 2011 Bloomington debut concert, USAIHC will sponsor a special version of its educational outreach program, Harp Start. It will be presented in Bloomington area schools, community centers and public activities to prepare students and community members for this special performance. The Bloomington concert will be at the Buskirk Chumley Theater. It will be Ms. Clément's first return to Bloomington since her gold medal performance in July 2010.

Tickets for the November 9th performance are available at the Buskirk Chumley Theater’s box office or website:


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