1st USA International Harp Competition

July 4-14, 1989


Gold Medal
Marie Casale, USA

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Marie Casale is a world class concert artist performing throughout the world, including Japan, Europe, Israel, Mexico and United States. She has received number awards for her performances and her solo debut recital in 1990 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, brought her critical acclaim.  She was featured soloist at the 1990 World Harp Congress in Paris and the 1999 World Harp Congress in Prague.  Ms. Casale has also performed as a soloist with many major orchestras, including Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and many more. Marie Casale is Professor of Harp at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.


Bronze Medal: Kirsten Agresta, USA

Silver Medal: Elizabeth Hainen, USA


Special Prize

Best performance of Variations on a Chant by Juan Orrego-Salas
Elizabeth Hainen, USA



Fourth Prize:  Marie-Pierre Chavaroche, France

Fifth Prize:  Suzanne Handel, USA

Sixth Prize:  Jana Boušková, Czech Republic

Seventh Prize:  Vera Danilova, Russia

Eighth Prize:  Beatrice Guillermin, France