Wednesday, November 25, 2015

9th USA International Harp Competition Winners Announced! 

Remy van Kesteren of the Netherlands was awarded the Gold Medal in USA IHC's 9th Competition.  

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Repertoire Announcement 

10th USA International Harp Competition Repertoire Announced!

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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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USAIHC announces its 2015 Fall Concert featuring the

Chicago Harp Quartet.

September 4, 2015  |  Auer Hall  |  8:00 PM

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The Mission of the USA IHC is to:

conduct a world-class international harp competition in the United States;
promote and foster the careers of gifted young harpists from throughout the world;
promote the harp as a concert and solo instrument and to introduce the harp repertoire to a broader public
encourage composers to write new works for the harp; and
foster friendship and understanding among harpists worldwide.

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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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2007 Winners

Maria Krushevskaya of Russia was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2007 Competition. Ms. Krushevskaya is the principal harpist with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. She has performed concerts and recitals at the Big Hall of Russia, Music Academy, Moscow, the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam, the Royal Academy of London, Wigmore Hall in London and at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in New York City. Ms. Krushevskaya also has a recording contract with Egan Records.

  • Silver Medal Winner – Hanako Hirano, Japan
  • Bronze Medal Winner – Coline-Marie Orliac, France
  • Fourth Prize – Jane Yoon, South Korea/USA
  • Fifth Prize - Maiko Enomoto, Japan
  • Sixth Prize – Mai Fukui, Japan
  • Seventh Prize – Reine Takano, Japan
  • Eighth Prize – Angela Dastrup, USA

Special prizes:

  • Jan Jennings Prize: Best Performance of Pierné's Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 39 - Maria Krushevskaya, Russia
  • Mary L. Ogg Prize: Best performance of Küne's Fantasie sur un theme de l'opera Eugene Onegin - Maria Krushevskaya, Russia
  • Mary L. Ogg Prize: Best performance of Parish Alvars' Introduction and Variation on Themes from Bellini's Opera "Norma" – Maria Krushevskaya, Russia
  • Willy Postma Prize: Best performance of Krenek's Sonata for Harp, Op. 150 – Hanako Hirano, Japan
  • Mario Falcao Prize: Best performance of Hsu's Huan – Coline-Marie Orliac, France

Composition Prize:

  • Dale & Carolyn Carson Composition Prize – Chia-Yu Hsu, Taiwan for Huan performed as part of Stage 3 required repertoire

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