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  • 20 Aug 2015 6:05 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    One of the United Kingdom's leading harpists is set to head the harp department at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Eleanor Turner says  "I'm hugely excited about joining this department, and looking forward to the opening of the new building in 2017 and can't wait to welcome new students!"

    Prospective students are directed to www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire

  • 20 Aug 2015 6:01 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    As part of this years Harp on Wight Festival , a competition is being held for young composers (under 21) to compose a new piece of music for solo harp. The theme is the sea, and the piece must not exceed four minutes in duration. There is a £200 prize for the winning entry and the winner will have his/her piece performed at this years Harp on Wight Festival. Entry forms are available from www.harponwight.com All entries must be received by Tuesday, 1st September. The competition is sponsored by Michelangelo's Restaurant, Ryde.  For further information please ring 01983-730930.

  • 28 Jul 2015 7:00 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)
    It will be of great interest and excitement to all that the World Harp Congress is to be held in the UK. Cardiff has been selected to host the WHC 2020. Look out for news on the programme and how to register in the coming year. Our congratulations to all those on the Cardiff team! The WHC 2017 will be held in Hong Kong.

  • 23 Jul 2015 9:39 AM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)
    It was with great sadness that the UKHA learned of the recent death of Victor Salvi, He was 95. Himself a harpist, Salvi built his first harp in the 1950s. Since that day, Salvi has become synonymous with excellence in harp-making. Mr. Salvi also aided some of the world's great soloists, his Victor Salvi foundation organizing debuts in the worlds great concert halls for almost two decades, as well as building one of the most important collection of historic harps in the world.

    The sympathies of the entire UKHA go to both the firm of Salvi Harps and  the Salvi Family.

    A full memorial will be printed in the next edition of HARP magazine.

  • 18 Jun 2015 11:26 AM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Congratulations to everyone who took part in the inaugural British Harp Chamber Music Competition.

    One of the prizes was a performance platform for the UKHA, and we will be looking forward to hosting a concert by The Duo Henaid (Sylvana Labeyrie & Juliana Myslov) next year.

    Congratulations to 4 Girls 4 Harps for putting on this wonderful new competition.

    The full list of winners is here http://www.bhcmc.co.uk/

  • 12 Jun 2015 4:52 AM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    The Scott sisters are raising money for Diabetes UK with an official event playing their Harps on Saturday 20th June in the Grafton Centre in Cambridge from 9 am until 4pm ( or until blisters permit!!). Any help from fellow harpists gratefully received! Please donate to their Just Giving page for this worthy cause.

    They are bringing two historic harps along to the event. Both have been restored by Pilgrim harps. One of them is a recently restored 200 year old rare black and gold Dodds Single action pedal harp. It will be the first time it has been played in public for 40 years +


  • 28 May 2015 5:30 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Congratulations to all who took part in the Camac Harp Competition this year. 

    Left to right: Nuala Herbert,  Alex Rider,  Catherine Derrick, Zita Silver, Clara Garde,  Katherine Thomas.

    The winner was Catherine Derrick, 2nd Prize Zita Silva, 3rd Prize Clara Garde. Alex Rider was nominated for the Presidents Prize which took place a couple of weeks later (multi-instrumental competition) and gained the 2nd Prize.

    The adjudicators were Nuala Herbert and Katherine Thomas.

    Congratulations also to Helen Sharp and her team for organising another well run competition.

  • 28 May 2015 5:15 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Composer Emily Hall has written a new one hour opera currently being performed by the Mahogany Opera Group which features Lever Harp and a specially created electro-magnetic harp.

    Performing at the Spitalfields Festival in June - see the events page.

    We hope to have an article about this exciting project in our magazine. 

  • 21 Apr 2015 6:18 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Harps North West are inviting applications for a composer to work with them as composer in residence to produce a new work especially for them.

    The deadline for applications is 3rd July 2015 and details can be found from their website here

  • 21 Apr 2015 6:08 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    There are lots of harp courses to choose from this summer, and there is something for everyone... from courses suitable for adult learners to young professionals to teenage students; solo to ensemble courses; folk to classical; on lever harps as well as pedal harps. 

    There has never been a better time to take part in a musical break in the UK with so many excellent harp courses to choose from - but you will need to book NOW!!! 

    Check our event page for the all the harp courses happening across the UK this summer.

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