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10th USA International Harp Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Katherine Siochi, USA, Gold Medal winner of the 10th USA International Harp Competition!

Read more about Katherine and all 10th USAIHC winners here:  10th USAIHC Winners

Jeremiah Siochi

5th Solo Harp Composition Contest Winner Announced!

The winning composition is Sublimation by Jeremiah Siochi of Arlington, Virginia (USA).

With 114 score submitted by composers from 34 different countries, this was the largest Contest to date.

For more information, click here.

Listen to Sublimation here.

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The Mission of the USA International Harp Competition is:

to elevate exceptional harpists to extraordinary heights through performance, new music, and education.

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Harp Dreams wins 3 regional Emmys as well as the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award 

Harp Dreams, the WTIU-produced documentary of the 2007 competition, showcases the best young harpists in the world as they prepare for a high-stakes ten-day event held every three years at the Jacobs School of Music on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.  The documentary is a celebration of contestants from around the world and, ultimately, the competition itself.

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10th Competition Prizes

10th USA International Harp Competition Prizes

The USA International Harp Competition is one of the most prestigious and professionally rewarding competitions in the world due to generous donations from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Prizes for the 2016 Competition include:  

First Prize

  • Lyon & Healy Concert Grand Harp, up to a value of $55,000, sponsored by Lyon & Healy Harps 
  • Debut Recital at Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago sponsored by Lyon & Healy Harps 
  • CD Recording sponsored by Lyon & Healy Harps
  • Hong Kong Harp Centre Winner’s Recital in Hong Kong
  • Hantang Culture Award sponsored by Shanghai Hantang Culture Development Co., Ltd 
    • Hantang Culture Trophy (Chinese Bronze Trophy)
    • China five city concert tour over two weeks during July 2017, with $1,500 USD artist fee per concert performance.
  • $5,000 - David and Linda Rollo Award in memory of Mindee Rollo 

Second Prize

  • $5,000 - Bow Brand Prize

Third Prize

  • $4,000 - Korea International Harp Competition Prize

 Fourth Prize

  • $3,000 - Hong Kong Harp Centre Prize 

 Fifth Prize

  • $2,500 - Dr. Konrad William Rinne and Dr. Erzsébet Gaal Rinne Prize

Sixth Prize

  • $2,000 - Rachel Mary and John Isaac Jones Memorial Prize

 Seventh Prize

  • $1,500 - Marlene Rapp Prize

 Eighth Prize

  • $1,000 - Eleanor Fell Memorial Prize 

Special Single Work Performance Prize

  • $1,000 - Willy Postma Concerto Prize for best performance of Alberto Ginastera's Harp Concerto Op. 25
  • $1,000 - Willy Postma Composition Prize for best performance of 2015 Composition Contest Winning composition — First Prize 5th Composition Contest winner’s work to be announced January 30, 2016 

Country - Contestant Performance Prize 

  • €1000 Zaniboni Prize for the highest ranked Italian contestant - to promote the harp as a solo instrument in Italy

Composition Prize

  • $2,000 - The American Harp Society Prize for 5th Composition Contest winner 
  • Publication of winning composition by Lyon & Healy Publishing 


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