Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Florence Sitruk

Florence Sitruk, Harp - "Homecoming: From Bloomington to Berlin and Back"

The USA International Harp Competition is honored to present Florence Sitruk in a benefit concert. Ms. Sitruk will perform in the IU Jacobs School of Music Recital Hall on November 2, 2017 at 8:30 PM. The program includes a special performance of Debussy's Danses sacrée et danse profane with IU's Quartet-in-Residence, Pacifica Quartet.

Suggested Donation: $20/adult, $10/student

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10th USA International Harp Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Katherine Siochi, USA, Gold Medal winner of the 10th USA International Harp Competition!

Read more about Katherine and all 10th USAIHC winners here:  10th USAIHC Winners

Jeremiah Siochi

5th Solo Harp Composition Contest Winner Announced!

The winning composition is Sublimation by Jeremiah Siochi of Arlington, Virginia (USA).

With 114 score submitted by composers from 34 different countries, this was the largest Contest to date.

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Listen to Sublimation here.

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The Mission of the USA International Harp Competition is:

to elevate exceptional harpists to extraordinary heights through performance, new music, and education.

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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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2004 Winners

Emmanuel Ceysson of France was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2004 Competition. Mr. Ceysson is the principal harpist with the Paris Opera Orchestra. In 2009 he was named the winner of the ARD Music Competition in Munich. He appeared as soloist with the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Ceysson made his New York concert debut performing Glière’s Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero at Lincoln Center. He has appeared at the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Música in Colombia and in concerto performance with the Macedonia Philharmonic.

  • Silver Medal Winner – Julie A. Smith, USA
  • Bronze Medal Winner – Lavinia Meijer, Netherlands
  • Fourth Prize – Kazuko Shinozaki, Japan
  • Fifth Prize – Maria Krushevskaya, Russia
  • Sixth Prize – Polina Baranova, Russia
  • Seventh Prize – Nikolaz Cadoret, France
  • Eighth Prize – Anneleen Lenaerts, Belgium

Special Prizes

  • Anonymous Prize - best performance of Debussy: Danses Sacrée et Profane—Emmanuel Ceysson, France
  • Jan Jennings Prize - best performance of Handel: Concerto in B flat—Lavinia Meijer, Netherlands
  • Mario Falcao Prize - best performance of Byrnes: Visions in Twilight—Lavinia Meijer, Netherlands
  • Mario Falcao Prize - best performance of Zupko: Despedida—Julie A. Smith, USA

Composition Prize

  • Deane Sherman & Susann McDonald Composition Prize – Joint first prize winners: Garrett Byrnes, USA for Visions in Twilight and Mischa Zupko, USA for Despedida performed as part of Stage 3 required repertoire

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