One of the most prestigious international harp competitions reached its climax last weekend, with three harpists of three different nationalities scoring top honours. In first place was Katherine Siochi (USA), in second was Elizabeth Bass (UK) and in third a Serbian player, Lenka Petrovic.
All three players ''wowed'' their audience and distinguished panel by performing the Ginastera concerto with full Orchestra. It was a very proud and auspicious moment for us here in the UK, for Elizabeth Bass is one of our most accomplished young players and herself a UKHA member, and former committee member! Elizabeth is a student of Skaila Kanga at the RAM, having studied with Eleanor Turner beforehand.
We congratulate Elizabeth, all of the prize winners AND all the worthy competitors who have achieved so much just by preparing the competition, and its several stages of virtuoso material.