2019 Required Repertoire


All repertoire must be performed from memory, with the exception of
the 6th Composition Contest winning composition in Stage 3.

 The 11th Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities
between the ages of 18 and 32 as of May 15, 2019.


Stage 1

  • J.S. Bach: Any Prelude and Fugue from “The Well-Tempered Clavier”  
  • Louis Spohr: Variations sur l’air “Je suis encore dans mon printemps”, Op. 36
  • Jacques de la Presle: Le Jardin Mouillé

Stage 2

  • Nino Rota: Sarabanda e Toccata
  • Gabriel Fauré: Une Châtelaine en sa Tour
  • Choose One:
    • Ernst Krenek: Sonata for Harp, Op. 150
    • Germaine Tailleferre: Sonata for Harp
  • Choose One:
    • Carlos Salzedo: Ballade, Op. 28
    • Henriette Renié: Ballade Fantastique

Stage 3

  • A free choice program of 40 minutes to include the following:
    • 6th Composition Contest winning composition (TBA, maximum 8 minutes)
    • Spoken program notes not to exceed five minutes of the 40-minute program. The performer may speak in any language. A printed transcription in English must be provided to the jury.

Stage 4

  • Choose One:
    •  Franz Liszt: Liebesträume No. 3 (any edition)
    • Mikhail Glinka: The Lark (any edition)
  • Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez