2nd USA International Harp Competition

July 5-16, 1992


Winners

Gold Medal
Jana Boušková, Czech Republic

Prizes
- Lyon & Healy Concert Grand HARP, Style 30 - Lyon & Healy Award
- Debut Recital, Alice Tully Hall, NYC - Humana Foundation Award
- Solo appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico
- Concert and CBC recording at Festival of the Sound, Ontario, Canada
- Recital at Harp Festival International, San Francisco, California
- A minimum of one performance with a leading American orchestra
- A compact disc recording
- $5,000 - David Rollo and Linda Wood-Rollo Award

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Since winning the gold medal in 1992, Jana Bouskova has become a world-renowned concert artist, performing extensively as a soloist and with many of the leading orchestras. She has recorded over twenty CDs for the harp and has been recognized as one of the Czech Republic’s ten most distinguished women. A winner of numerous awards, Ms. Bouskava has been invited to take part in many World Harp Congresses and international festivals such as: Prague Spring, Festival of the Sound in Ontario, and Soka International Harp Festival in Japan.  Currently, Ms. Bouskova is the harp professor atthe Royal Academy in Brussels and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and holds the principal harp position with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Bronze Medal: $6,000 - Jack Nebergall Award
Recital in Cincinnati, Ohio



Nika Riabchinenko, Russia

Silver Medal: $2,500Ayoyama Award
Ayoyama Concert Harp, style Musa
Recital in Tokyo, Japan
Recital in Fukui, Japan

Beatrice Guillermin, France


Fourth Prize:  $3,000 and Diamond Pin - Jill Bailiff-Reyes Prize
Cristina Bianchi, Italy

Fifth Prize:  $2,000
Nathalie Henriet, France

Sixth Prize:  $1,500
Xavier de Maistre, France

Seventh Prize:  $1,000
Anne Bassand, Switzerland

Eighth Prize:  $1,000
Olga Mazzia, Italy


Jury

Charles Webb, Jury PResident

Charles Webb, Jury PResident

Charles H. Webb, dean of the Indiana University School of Music, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Methodist University and his doctoral degree in music from Indiana University. In addition to his administrative duties, he maintains an active performance schedule as a conductor and pianist and serves as a judge for international music competition throughout the world. He currently is chairman of the Board of Advisors of International Festivals, Inc.

Kathleen Bride

Kathleen Bride

Kathleen Bride received her Master of Music degree from the Julliard School under Marcel Grandjany. Since then she has appeared throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist with orchestras, as a recitalist, and in duo with organist Jon Gillock. Ms. Bride is professor of harp at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and is a member of the Visiting Faculty of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. This is her first appearance as a jury member of the USA International Harp Competition.

Gabriel Chmura

Gabriel Chmura

Born in Poland, Gabriel Chmura grew up in Israel, where he studied piano and composition at the Music Academy of Tel Aviv. He then studied conducting with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna and Franco Ferrara in Siena and went on to win the prestigious Herbert von Karajan Competition in Berlin. Former General Music Director of the symphony orchestras in Aix-La-Chapelle, France, and Bochum, Germany, Mr. Chmura regularly guest conducts many of Europe’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the London Symphony and L’Orchestre de Paris. This is Mr. Chmura’s first appearance as a jury member for the USA International Harp Competition. He joins the jury for the Final Stage of the competition.

Marilyn Costello

Marilyn Costello

Marilyn Costello, a native of Ohio, studied with Carlos Salzedo at the Curtis Institute of Music and subsequently was appointed principal harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Since then, she has appeared as soloist and recording artist throughout the Untied States and Europe, receiving such prestigious honors as the Phonographic Critics’ Award of Italy and the C. Hartman Kuhn Award. She currently directs the Harp Department at the Curtis Institute. Ms. Costello was a juror of the first USA International Harp Competition in 1989.

Vera Dulova

Vera Dulova

Born in Moscow to musician parents, Vera Dulova studied with Maria Korshinska at the Moscow Conservatory and with professor Max Saal in Berlin before beginning her tenure as professor of harp at the Moscow Conservatory. She was a principal harpist with the Bolshoi Orchestra and she has traveled the world over, performing in the United States, Australia, Japan, and Europe. In addition to her performance and recording schedule, Ms. Dulova has served on the jury of several international music competitions. She has written a book, The Art of Harp Playing, and has worked with such well-known composers as Prokofiev, Khachaturian, Denisov, and Joulivet. Ms. Dulova was a juror for the first USA International Harp Competition in 1989.

Jindrich Feld

Jindrich Feld

Jindrich Feld, currently professor of composition at the Prague Conservatory, earned his ph. D at Prague’s Charles University. A world-renowned composer, he has received numerous commissions and prizes for his orchestral and chamber music compositions. Professor Feld was a guest professor at Indiana University in 1981 and 1984; he has lectured at other universities in America, Europe, and Australia. This is Professor Feld’s first time as a juror for the USA International Harp Competition.

Judy Loman

Judy Loman

Judy Loman is principal harpist with the Toronto Symphony and has appeared in concert throughout Europe, the United States, Japan, and Canada. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Carlos Salzedo, Ms. Loman is professor of harp at the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as founder of a summer harp school in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. She has recorded for RCA, Columbia, CBC, Aquitaine, and Marquis Records, and she actively promotes and inspires new works for the harp. Ms. Loman was a juror for the first USA International Harp Competition in 1989.

Catherine Michel

Catherine Michel

Catherine Michel entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris at the age of 13 and went on to win top prizes at the Hartford, Israel, and Marcel Tournier international competitions. She has performed as soloist throughout Europe, North America, and the Orient and has recorded extensively. Ms. Michel was named harp soloist of the Paris Opera Orchestra in 1978. She has edited a number of works for solo harp and chamber works, as well as eighteenth-and nineteenth-century virtuoso etudes. She was a juror for the first USA International Harp Competition in 1989.

Susanna Mildonian

Susanna Mildonian

Susanna Mildonian, a native of Venice, Italy, studied at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music in Venice and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. She is the only harpist to have won first prize in three major international harp competition in Israel, the International Music Competition in Geneva, and the Marcel Tournier International Competition in Paris. Currently professor of music at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium, she has performed internationally in solo recitals and with the world’s leading orchestras. Ms. Mildonian was a juror for the first USA International Harp Competition in 1989.

Siegfried Weinberger

Siegfried Weinberger

Born in Munich, Germany, Siegfried Weinberger studied at the Dresden Conservatory before becoming principal harpist of the Berlin State Opera, a position he held for 37 years. He has been professor of harp and chamber music at the Hanns-Eisler Conservatory in Berlin since 1955. Mr. Weinberger has performed the solo harp repertoire on numerous recordings and broadcasts and has adjudicated several competitions, including the Munich Competition, the Geneva Competition, and the Charpentier Competition in Paris. He was a juror in the first USA International Harp Competition in 1989.


Contestants

Olga Guisy Mzzia, Italy
Sarah Jenny O’Brien, Switzerland
Sirin Pancaroglu, Turkey
Nina Riabchinenko, Russia
Sofia Ristic, Italy
Yo Saito, Japan
Nicoletta Sanzin, Italy
Godelieve Schrama, Holland
Veronique Marie Serpenti, Holland
Estuko Shoji, Japan
Chieh Shuen, Taiwan
Helene Silvie, France
Manja Smits, Holland
Maria Stange, Germany
Calvin W. Stokes, USA
Elzbieta Monika Szmyt, Poland
Rong Tan, China
Laure Vidouta, France
Sidsel Walstad, Norway
John Alan Wickey, USA
Xiaoqun Yang, China
Ann Marie Yeung, USA

Anne Bassand, Switzerland
Anne Sophie Bertrand, France
Catherine Beynon, Great Britain
Cristina Bianchi, Italy
Francesca Boem, Italy
Jana Bouskova, Czechoslovakia
Celia May-Wai Chan, USA
Lydia Ruth Cleaver, USA
Isabelle Courret, France
Katerina Englichova, Czechoslovakia
Elisabetta Giorgi, Italy
Karen Grimsey, USA
Beatrice Guillermin, France
Risako Hayakawa, Japan
Petra van der Heide, Holland
Nathalie Henriet, France
Jennifer Hoult, USA
Gudrum Maria Huhmer, Germany
Kyung-Hee Kim, South Korea
Angela Lavino, Italy
Xavier de Maistre, France
Stephanie Josee Manzo, France
Miyabi Matsuoka, Japan