9th USA International Harp Competition Winners Announced!
Remy van Kesteren of the Netherlands was awarded the Gold Medal in USA IHC's 9th Competition. See all the winners »
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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 eight 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.
2012 Composition Contest Winner
After reviewing 81 compositions for solo harp, submitted by composers from 24 countries, the first place winner which is to be performed by all 9th Harp Competition semi-finalists is De l’obscurité II composed by Benjamin Attahir (Toulouse, France).
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2013 Competition Prizes
The gold medal winner of the 2013 USA International Harp Competition will receive a one of a kind gold harp built by Lyon & Healy in Chicago and a debut recital. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be awarded to the top 8 contestants as well as the top performers of select required repertoire in the competition.
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.
Gaëlle Vandernoot of France was awarded the Gold Medal in the 1995 Competition. Ms. Vandernoot performs as soloist, with chamber ensembles, and with orchestras, principally in France and the United States. After winning the 1995 Competition, she made her debut recital in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York. Ms. Vandernoot performed a solo recital in Auer Hall at Indiana University on July 11 as a special event of the 1998 Competition.
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