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  • 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.

  • 12 Jun 2016 11:35 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The UKHA was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Jean Price, at the age of sixty-six. Jean was for many years an active performer on the London scene, where she was known especially for her work in the West End shows. She will be commemorated further in the next issue of HARP magazine.

    For those wishing to attend her funeral, be advised that it will be held at 10.45am, Monday 11 July, at the Crematorium in Crediton, Devon. Our condolences to Jean's family and friends.

  • 30 May 2016 9:47 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Richard Allen who won the Camac Harp competition at the beginning of May.

  • 30 May 2016 9:24 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Elizabeth McNulty who has just been appointed principal harp of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • 30 May 2016 9:12 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    The UKHA is always looking for volunteers willing to help with certain aspects of the Association's work - there are various types of activity where we need extra pairs of hands! 

    You might be able to offer a few hours of practical help on the day of one of our annual events, such as the Christmas parties or the AGM, or you might be a dab hand at creating nice posters or online visuals. If you think you can help in any way and are keen to get involved, please get in touch with us at


    - it can be as little or as much as you'd like!

  • 28 Apr 2016 6:02 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)
    The Harp Hub is a new website for sharing teaching and learning tips. Do you have a winning method for teaching trills, scales, half rolls, remembering the order of the pedals etc etc? If so, and you would love to share it with the harping community, please make a video of UP TO 1 MINUTE, demonstrating the tip, technique or the way you teach it. It is free to upload a video and you can choose whether or not to show your contact details, website etc. It's just for fun, no judgement is passed on the methods you use but there are some rules and regulations to follow. Email your video or any questions to Anna at theharphub@gmail.com

  • 13 Apr 2016 4:08 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)


    Survey on Chamber Ensembles in Rehearsal

    I would like to invite you to take part in a new study of chamber musicians in rehearsal.  

    To participate, please follow the link below:

    Chamber Musicians in Rehearsal Survey

    About this research

    Working in groups is a common experience for musicians, yet previous research tells us that successful collaboration does not always naturally arise. Some groups work well, whilst others fail to achieve their potential.  The question of how musical groups form and develop their ways of working is at the heart of this research, which is investigating ways of working of student, amateur and professional chamber musicians in collaborative rehearsals.

    This study is being conducted as part of a PhD research project, within the research group on Expressive Ensemble Communication funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and run by the Universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds.

    About the survey

    The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All the responses are anonymous and results are confidential. There are questions on musical background, experiences as a member of an ensemble, and what happens in rehearsals. 

    To find out more, contact Nicola Pennill (npennill1@sheffield.ac.uk.

    Many thanks


    Nicola Pennill

    Department of Music

    University of Sheffield


    +44 776 413 2151

  • 13 Apr 2016 4:02 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    As a recipient of a prestigious Hattori foundatation award, Tomos Xerri will give a recital at the 1901 Arts Club in Waterloo. It takes place on Thursday 21st April 2016, as part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series. Doors open at 6pm, the concert begins at 7pm and will last for one hour, and the ticket price includes a pre-concert drink and refreshments after the recital.

    More information and tickets can be found here - http://www.hattorifoundation.org.uk/21-april-2016---tomos-xerri-harp.html

  • 07 Mar 2016 7:35 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The fabulous Pelleas enemble (Oliver Wass, harp; Luba Tunnicliffe, viola; Henry Roberts, flute) will be busy tomorrow: at 1pm they will be competing in the semi-finals of the St. Martin in-the-fields chamber music competition playing works by Leclair and Mathias and up against A4 Brass. For all details, see: http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/st-martins-chamber-music-competition-semi-final-2/

    The evening sees them competing as finalists in the prestigious Royal Overseas League competition (ensembles section). For more information, see: http://www.rosl.org.uk/page.php/43/rosl-arts.html

     We wish them every success and of course, if you want to hear them, don't miss them at the UKHA AGM on Sunday 17 April, at the Norwegian church in Cardiff!

  • 17 Feb 2016 10:33 AM | Alex Rider (Administrator)
    We have been contacted by the secretary of The Easter Orchestral Society. The group is actually a registered charity that puts together an orchestral course every Easter. This year, the course will fall on Tuesday 29th March until the morning of Monday 4th April. They would like to offer a young harpist (aged18-25) a free place funded by the Yellow Car Charitable Trust. Of course, non-students may apply too.It will be an exciting and a very busy week for the applicant playing a lot of big repertoire. A fantastic opportunity to gain experience with a friendly orchestra of a high standard. The music will include: London Symphony Vaughan Williams,  Ades Powder your face, Mahler 9, Elgar in the South,  Martinu the frescoes of Piero della Francesca, Poulenc les animaux Modeles, Prokofiev Cinderella, Arnold Dances, Bartok music for strings percussion and celeste, John Williams ET and Jurassic Park. If you think you are interested, please check out our website www.eosociety.org.uk

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