Thursday, November 26, 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!

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 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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USA International Harp Competition 2013 Required Repertoire


All works must be performed by memory, with the exception of the 2012 Composition Contest winning work performed in Stage 3.

The order of works to be performed in each stage may be determined by the contestant.



  • Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata K113 or K209 (no repeats)
  • Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu for Harp, Op.86
  • Ami Ma’ayani: Maqamat



  • Choice of one:
    • Alfredo Casella: Sonata for Harp
    • Nicholas Flagello: Sonata for Harp
  • Gioacchino Rossini - Bochsa-Moretti: Rondo on Zitti Zitti

  • Choice of one:
    • Mikhail Glinka-Balakirev: The Lark, ed. Agazarian (Harp Masters) or Erdeli (Salvi Publications)
    • Franz Liszt: The Nightingale, ed. Renié



  • A free choice recital program of 40 minutes to include:
    • Benjamin Attahir: De l’obscurité II
    • Henriette Renié: Danse des Lutins



  • Carl Reinecke: Concerto in E Minor for Harp & Orchestra, Op. 182


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