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  • 19 May 2017 11:11 AM | Mel Robinson (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce an increase in our Bi-annual bursary of up to £500.

    The UKHA Bi-annual bursary is open to anyone who is a member of the UKHA for a harp project. The deadlines are 1st March and 1st September and the details can be found here 

  • 05 May 2017 1:53 PM | Mel Robinson (Administrator)

  • 11 Jan 2017 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    Happy New Year from us all at the UKHA, and we wish everyone the very best for 2017! Here is a lovely reminder of the 2016 UKHA Christmas party— our wonderful young harpists, who gave much pleasure to their enthusiastic audience. Thanks to Maryam Nazari for taking the photos!

  • 24 Nov 2016 4:32 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    We have received request from Natalia Shameyeva, who gave a wonderful recital at the RAM several years ago.  She sold her solo harp CDs in 'blue boxes' to people in London but it has since been discovered that the CDs don't always work on some equipment.  Now the great Russian artist has had them re-pressed and she wants to offer these instead.  She has asked that anybody who purchased the 'blue boxes', be in contact so they can swap the insides!!

    Please, anybody who bought such a CD, feel free to contact Karen at MKVharpist@aol.com, and she will try to exchange them for you.

  • 30 Sep 2016 5:44 PM | Mel Robinson (Administrator)

    'save the date' for the 2017 North London Festival Harp Classes and Camac Competition.

    Sunday 30 April 2017

    Monday 1 May 2017

    North Bank House, Pages Lane,

    Muswell Hill, London, N10 1PP


    Sylvain Blassel and Ieuan Jones

    The 1st round of the Camac Competition will be on the Sunday, the harp classes and the 2nd round of the Camac Competition will be on the Monday. We are delighted that Proms at St Judes are continuing to offer a lunchtime recital for the winner and the date will be the 27th June 2017. We are also delighted to welcome Sylvain and Ieuan as the adjudicators for 2017.

  • 30 Aug 2016 11:01 AM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    It has been brought to our attention that the charity Help Musicians UK has created a fantastic new scheme for hearing protection within the music profession. Membership to the scheme includes: the opportunity  to receive a hearing test and custom made earplugs ( ideal for use in the pit or orchestra) for £40 (or £30 for Musicians Union members) per annum. 

    Protecting your hearing is vital, and as such hearing protection can cost upwards of £150-£300, it is something we highly recommend you take advantage of. For more information, visit: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/working-retired-musicians/musicians-hearing-health-scheme/cost-and-joining

    We thank Mary Reid and Karen Vaughan for bringing this to our notice.

  • 25 Jul 2016 5:40 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    September 1st marks the deadline for proposals for the Autumn UKHA bursary. Members! Do not miss it if you want the chance to receive up to £300 towards your own harpy project. Since it was refreshed and revitalized last year, the UKHA bursary has helped some of the most interesting upcoming harp projects happening in the UK. Whether you’re looking to fund a concert, a recording or a publishing venture, why not let the UKHA help? Any UKHA member is eligible to apply, with no limitation to the amount of times one can apply. For full details of what we need to see in your application, please visit us at www.ukharp.net/Bursaries#

  • 29 Jun 2016 12:12 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    Further to my last post on this sad occasion, I have been furnished with the full and correct details of Jean Price's Funeral.

    This will take place at 10.45 a.m. on Monday 11 July, at the East Devon Crematorium, Whimple, Devon. Further details can be obtained from the funeral directors:-

    A White and Sons,

    Albert Road,



    EX17 2BZ

    TEL:- 01363 772043

  • 29 Jun 2016 12:04 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The Hempstead Harp party will be welcoming Stephen Dunstone to lead a group of about 15 adult harpists (of all abilities) in a day of harp ensemble activities in the village hall in Hempstead, North Norfolk. All the pieces to be worked on will be a available in advance of course. However, one of the main attractions of the course, will be the opportunity to collaborate and work on an originial 'party piece' for the whole group to play!

    Participation is just £30 for the day and full details can be obtained from the attached flyer: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/b1358257efb1c94c3733ea5da/files/Harp_party_Flyer.pdf

    Those interested are advised to contact the event organizer, Su Summers:  01263 710702 or email su@linaria.co.uk. 

  • 23 Jun 2016 9:19 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    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.

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