Friday, November 27, 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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2010 Winners

Agnes Clement of France was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2010 Competition. Ms. Clement has studied harp with Fabrice Pierre, Park Stikney and Sylvain Blassel and bassoon with Jean Pignoly. She has won national and international prizes for both harp and bassoon. She will make her United States debut tour November 8, 9, and 12, 2011.   Ms. Clement also has a CD recording sponsored by Lyon & Healy Harps.

  • Silver Medal Winner – Rino Kageyama, Japan
  • Bronze Medal Winner – Vasilisa Lushchevskaya, Russia
  • Fourth Prize – Coline-Marie Orliac, France
  • Fifth Prize – Jimin Lee, United Kingdom / South Korea
  • Sixth Prize – Ruriko Yamamiya, Japan
  • Seventh Prize –Gwenllian Llyr, United Kingdom (Wales)
  • Eighth Prize – Marta Marinelli, Italy

Special Prizes:

  • Jan Jennings Prize: Best Performance of R. Gliere’s Concerto for Harp and Orchestra – Rino Kageyama, Japan
  • Mario Falcao Prize: Best performance of Maganuco’s Awakening Stillnesses – Coline-Marie Orliac, France

Composition Prize:

  • American Harp Society Composition Prize – Michael Maganuco, USA for Awakening Stillnesses performed as part of Stage 3 required repertoire

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