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  • 31 Jan 2016 9:57 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)
    We are excited to announce the dates for the Catrin Finch Academy Summer Harp School 2016:July 13th - 18th 2016.

    The Catrin Finch Academy Summer School is an unique opportunity to study with international harpist Catrin Finch and Catrin’s former teacher, Elinor Bennett in Catrin's home village of Gwaelod y Garth, in South Wales.  It includes 4 days of masterclasses and workshops, private tuition with both Catrin and Elinor, a Harp Fun Day with young harpists, a performance at a local public concert, and most importantly, fun! 

    Unfortunately, there are only limited spaces available so please do let your students, or those that you feel may be interested know.  Deadline for applications:1st March 2016.  

    Please find attached more information and a booking form.  Alternatively, please visit - www.catrinfinch.com/catrin-finch-academy

  • 31 Jan 2016 9:19 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)
    The Reigate and Redhill Music Festival Harp Day is on Saturday 14th May. Adjudicator: Tanya Houghton. Classes for all abilities in clarsach and pedal harp, duets, trios and ensembles.
    Entries in by Feb 12th. Syllabus available at  www.reigate-redhillmusicfest.org.uk

  • 31 Jan 2016 8:32 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)
    The fourth international Dutch Harp Competition will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands in October 2016. The competition is open to harpists of all ages and nationalities. The application period begins on 1 March 2016, and the deadline for all applications is 1 June 2016.

    Festival dates 12–16 October 2016

    Utrechts Conservatorium, 3511 LL Utrecht, The Netherlands




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

    The international harpist, mover and shaker Remy van Kesteren, is to give a groundbreaking programme with trumpet at the Birmingham Town Hall on Monday 7th March at 6pm. Featuring the world-renowned trumpeter Eric Vloeimens, this will be chance to experience some new musical fusion, and something completely 'out of the box'-- as we have come to expect from Remy!

    This will be preceded by masterclasses for harpists at the nearby Birmingham conservatoire, where students of Eleanor Turner will be put through their paces by the young artist.

    The UKHA will post full event details shortly.

  • 28 Jan 2016 12:21 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    One of the most important dates in the UK harp calendar will take place on 1st and 2nd May 2016. The Camac Competition takes place annually as part of the North London Festival and will this year be judged by the eminent harpists Eira Lynn Jones and Marie Leenhardt (of the Halle Orchestra).

    Entry could not be easier, and may be done online at the web address below. You can also read all details of the prizes on offer, and the regulations and requirements. Deadline for entry is Monday 22nd March 2016


  • 28 Jan 2016 12:12 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) has announced the three finalists of it's historic Gold Medal and, for the first time in its history, this includes a harpist. Masters student Oliver Wass (a student of Imogen Barford) competed with the cream of the school's students and has been selected as one of three finalists to perform on the Barbican stage with orchestra on 6th May 2016. Wass will perform the Ginastera concerto.

    The Gold Medal contest is held biennially , and alternates prizes between instrumentalists and singers. Past laureates have included Bryn Terfel and Jaqueline du Pre--- it was most recently shared in 2015 by Mezzo Marta Fontanals-Simmons and soprano Jenny Witton.

  • 14 Jan 2016 2:30 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    Join the young harpist Anna Quiroga for a rare performance of the Concerto for harp and electronics, by Israeli composer Josef Tal. As part of the concert series ‘From the Soundhouse’, the performance will be hosted by Michael Oliva, on Monday 15th February at the Royal College of Music in London.  It will also be the opening event of the Harp Week at the RCM, organized by head of harp, Ieuan Jones.

    This will be one of the very few performances of the Concerto, which was premiered in UK by the world renowned harpist Nicanor Zabaleta, to whom it was dedicated in 1972. The concerto is one of Tal’s first works with electronic music, with the aim of exploring a combination between one of the oldest instruments in history and the avant-garde.

    About Anna: Anna Quiroga is an award-winning harpist who has recently graduated from a Masters Degree in Performance at the Royal College of Music, studying with Ieuan Jones, Rachel Masters and Daphne Boden. She has been generously supported by the Stanley Picker Award and the Agustí Pedro i Pons Foundation Scholarship. She is currently studying an Artist Diploma course in Solo Performance at the RCM and is being kindly supported by the Leverhulme Award and the charity Talent Unlimited.

    For further information you can contact Anna at annaquirogaharp@icloud.com

    Book your ticket at: http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=822254

  • 14 Jan 2016 2:21 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    Generously supported by Pilgrim Harps, the Croydon Performing Arts Festival, invites you to enter the classes taking place for harp this year. These will take place on the morning of Sunday 24th April at Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane,

    Croydon CR9 5BX. Performers have the opportunity to be adjudicated by Ruth Faber, the eminent teacher and harpist.There are opportunities for harpists at all levels and also the CPAF Concerto Competition: a must for the serious student. The closing date for entries is 20th February 2016.

    For a Syllabus and full details, visit:


  • 30 Nov 2015 4:37 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Led by flautist Kirsty Hetherington and harpist Sarah Goss, this course is a unique opportunity to work closely with a chamber music partner on some of the most beautiful repertoire written for this duo combination. Throughout the day the flautists will work separately with Kirsty and the harpists with Sarah on instrument-specific technical and musical issues before pairing up in the evening for chamber music sessions. In addition there will be:
    • A Saturday early evening recital by Kirsty and Sarah
    • An informal end of course concert to showcase the weekend’s work
    • An Alexander Technique class with teacher Patrick Gundry-White
    • Optional morning yoga classes with Sarah to get the day started
    Aimed at adult amateurs and aspiring players of all ages, you can apply to come on this course as an existing flute & harp duo or as an individual performer. If applying as an individual you will be matched with an appropriate chamber music partner who could become a friend for life!
    The course will be held at Whaley Hall, Reservoir Rd, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7BL.
    There will also be free time to explore the beautiful surroundings with some of the Peak District’s most famous hills and valleys within striking distance, so we are offering the option to bring along a non-participating partner to share this with.
    The residential course is fully-catered and accommodation is in twin or single bedrooms with shared bathrooms.
    The cost is £230 for the weekend. Non-participating observers may attend for £175.


    Flute and Harp Course for web and emailing.pdf

  • 27 Oct 2015 11:28 AM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    Harp students are once again invited to attain their highest standard at next year's Bromley Festival of Music and Speech. The current syllabus is now published online at www.bromleyfestival.org , and includes opportunities for harpists of every level, from beginners' classes to advanced recital programmes. The harp section will take place at Bromley High School on Sunday 6th March 2016, and will be ably adjudicated by Imogen Barford, head of harp at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Deadline for application is 19th January 2016.

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