11th Competition Prizes


The USA International Harp Competition is one of the most prestigious and professionally rewarding competitions in the world due to generous donations from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Prizes for the 2019 11th Competition include:

 First Prize

  • Lyon & Healy Concert Grand Harp, up to a value of $55,000, sponsored by Lyon & Healy Harps 

  • Debut Recital at Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago sponsored by Lyon & Healy Harps

  • International Laureate Exchange Prize between the USA International Harp Competition and the International Harp Contest of Israel

    • Laureate Recital at the 21st International Harp Contest of Israel

  • Hantang Culture Award sponsored by Shanghai Hantang Culture Development Co., Ltd

    • Hantang Culture Trophy

    • Hantang Culture International Music Festival Artist: China three-city concert tour in August 2020, with $1,500 USD artist fee per concert performance.

  • $6,000 Prize – Susann McDonald Prize

Second Prize

  • $5,500 – Rachel Mary and John Isaac Jones Memorial Prize

Third Prize

  • $5,000 – Korea International Harp Competition Prize

Fourth Prize

  • $4,000 – Hong Kong Harp Centre Prize

Fifth Prize

  • $3,000 - Dr. Konrad William Rinne and Dr. Erzsébet Gaal Rinne Prize

Sixth Prize

  • $2,500 – HarpMasters Academy Prize

Seventh Prize

  • $2,000 – Marlene Harris Prize

Eighth Prize

  • $1,500 Eleanor Fell Memorial Prize

Special Single Work Performance Prizes

  • $1,000 – Willy Postma Concerto Prize for the best performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez

  • $1,000 – Margaret Louise Smith & Nancy Smith Taylor Memorial Prize for the best performance of the new composition – First Prize 6th Composition Contest winner’s work – Uno Alexander Vesje: Life is flashing before my eyes and I realize it all started with a blackbird for Live Harp and Soundtrack  

6th Composition Contest Prize

  • $2,000 American Harp Society Prize

  • Publication of winning composition by Lyon & Healy Publishing