Friday, March 27, 2015
Repertoire Announcement 

10th USA International Harp Competition Repertoire Announced!

2016 Repertoire



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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 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. 

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The USAIHC announces its 2014 Concert Series featuring harpists Elizabeth Hainen and Emily Levin.

2014 Concert Series Details 



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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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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.

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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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2001 Winners

Dan Yu of China was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2001 Competition. Dan was hailed by New York critics as "in class of her own" following her debut in New York's Alice Tully Hall in 2002. She performed debut recitals in Wigmore Hall, London, in Paris and Tokyo, and recently toured China where she appeared with the Beijing Symphony and was featured in a documentary film broadcast world-wide. She has performed extensively in the United States and Europe, and recorded her debut album on the Egan Records label. Currently living in Los Angeles, she continues to concertize in the United States and elsewhere, and will record her second CD in 2005.

  • Silver Medal Winner – Maria Luísa Rayán, Argentina
  • Bronze Medal Winner – Julie Conrad Smith, USA
  • Fourth Prize – Jessica Zhou, China
  • Fifth Prize – Yi-Wen Kuang, Taiwan
  • Sixth Prize – Baltazar Juarez, Mexico
  • Seventh Prize – Kazuko Shinozaki, Japan
  • Eighth Prize – Etsuko Chida, Japan

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