Saturday, February 13, 2016
Repertoire Announcement

10th USA International Harp Competition:

June 8-18, 2016

Repertoire Announced: 2016 Repertoire

Jury Announced: 2016 Jury

Prizes Announced: 2016 Prizes


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.


Maria Luisa Rayan in Concert

The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is excited to present Maria Luisa Rayan for the Spring 2016 Concert. Ms. Rayan will perform in the IU Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall on February 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

For more information, click here.

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Public Performances:

Find out about upcoming public performances being presented by USAIHC and being performed by past USAIHC  participants.  The USAIHC will compile information about the public performances of our participants from all nine prior competitions.  We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to hear some of our talented harpists perform in venues from Bloomington to Tokyo and many places in between. 

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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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1998 Winners

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.

  • Silver Medal Winner – Maria Luisa Rayan, Argentina
  • Bronze Medal Winner – Kyo jin Lee, Korea
  • Fourth Prize – Baltazar Juarez, Mexico
  • Fifth Prize – Kaori Otake, Japan
  • Sixth Prize – Danielle Riegel, The Netherlands
  • Seventh Prize – Elisabeth Cardonnet, France
  • Eighth Prize – Ramiro Enriquez, Argentina

Special Prizes

  • Fons Music Foundation Prize for best performance of Ami Maayani's Toccata for Harp: Xavier De Maistre
  • Jan Jennings Prize for best performance of Francois Boildieu's Concerto for Harp: Xavier De Maistre

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