Harp Conferences, Competitions, and Auditions

Harp Conferences

Beginning in the Middle 2018 March 1-4, 2018 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Faculty include Lynne Aspnes, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Deborah Henson-Conant, Kim Robertson and Frank Voltz. www.beginninginthemiddle.com.

43rd American Harp Society National Conference at The University of Redlands, Redlands, California. June 27-30, 2018 Opening concert by virtuoso Emmanuel Ceysson. More details will be available soon at www.ahsconference.org


Harp Festivals

Edinburgh International Harp Festival March 30-April 4, 2018. Over 60 events: concerts, courses and workshops. Artists include Catriona McKay (Scotland), Park Stickney (USA), Maeve Gilchrist (Scotland/USA), Ismael Ledesma (Paraguay) and Nikolaz Cadoret (Brittany). www.harpfestival.co.uk

Dutch Harp Festival –  May 12-13, 2018 Biannual Harp Festival and Competition in The Netherlands returns for its 5th anniversary edition at TivoliVredenburg, in Utrecht, and alongside it will be the DHF World Harp Competition. To receive news and updates as the festival approaches, sign up for the Dutch Harp Festival newsletter. www.harpfestival.nl

International Festival for Irish Harp (An Chuirt Chruitireachta) July 1-6, 2018 in An Grianan, Termonfechin, Co Louth, Ireland. www.harpfestival.ie or www.cairdenacruite.com

Somerset Folk Harp Festival  July 19-22, 2018 in Parsippany, New Jersey. Early bird registration discount begins January 1, 2018. 30+ presenters, 100+ workshops for all levels. All ages and abilities welcome. www.SomersetHarpFest.com.


Harp Competitions

Anne Adams Awards May 29 - June 1, 2018 prior to the AHS National Conference in Redlands, California. For required repertoire and other info, go to www.harpfoundationahs.org/competitions

Young Artist’s Harp Competition July 4-7, 2018 at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. Repertoire has been announced. www.harpseminar.com.

USA International Harp Competition Summer of 2019.  Required repertoire has been announced.  www.usaihc.org.

Harp Auditions


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