10th USA International Harp CompetitionJune 8-18, 2016
Jury Announced: 2016 Jury
Prizes Announced: 2016 Prizes
2016 Schedule: 10th Competition Schedule of Events
Contestants Announced: 2016 Contestants
Winners Announced: 10th USAIHC Winners
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.
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.
Xavier De Maistre of France was awarded the Gold Medal in the 1998 Competition. Xavier de Maistre is the principal harpist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Xavier has also appeared in successful recitals in Wigmore Hall, London, presented by Salvi International, and in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, on January 26, 1999. He has recorded a new CD of works by Henriette Renié and he performed her Concerto for Harp and Orchestra at the 7th World Harp Congress in Prague in July 1999.
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