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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.

For more information, click here.

Listen to Sublimation here.

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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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Winners

 

10th USA International Harp Competition Winners 

Following a three-year commitment to memorizing over two hours of required repertoire and traveling thousands of miles a gold medalist was named at the 10th USA International Harp Competition Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Musical Arts Center (MAC) on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington.

The competition began June 8 with 40 talented harpists representing 16 nations. An inspiring 10 days of performances followed when contestants competed in four stages: two stages of required repertoire, one of a forty minute solo program, and a fourth concerto stage, where the Jacobs School of Music Festival Orchestra, conducted by Brian Eads, accompanied the top three finalists performing Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, Op. 25.

 

Katherine Siochi of the United States took the gold medal over two other talented finalists in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 people who filled the MAC for the Final Stage of the Competition. A 22 year-old hailing from Iowa City, Iowa, Ms. Siochi has won many other national harp competitions including first prizes in the AHS Young Professional division, the Junior division of the American String Teacher’s Association, the Anne Adams Awards, and the Aspen Music Festival harp competition. She currently resides in New York City where she is pursuing harp studies at the Juilliard School as a recipient of The Kovner Fellowship. Ms. Siochi is only the second American to win the gold medal of the USA International Harp Competition since the competition’s inaugural year in 1989.

 

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1st Prize, Gold Medal: Katherine Siochi, USA

2nd Prize, Silver Medal: Elizabeth Bass, United Kingdom

3rd Prize, Bronze Medal: Lenka Petrovic, Serbia

4th Prize: Se Hee Hwang, South Korea

5th Prize: Claudia Lamanna, Italy

6th Prize: Valeria Voshchennikova, Russia

7th Prize: Woojin Lee, South Korea

8th Prize: Aisté Baliunyté, Lithuania 

 

Special Prizes:

Willy Postma Concerto Prize for Best Performance of Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concerto, Op. 25 – Katherine Siochi, USA

Willy Postma Composition Prize for the Best Performance of Jeremiah Siochi’s Sublimation – Lenka Petrovic, Serbia

Zaniboni Prize for the Highest Ranked Italian Contestant – Claudia Lamanna, Italy

 

Congratulations to all the 10th USA International Harp Competition winners!

 

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