Beautiful glass harp statuettes from the House of glass in Odessa
The winners of the intermediate category in Szeged are:
First Prize: Woojin Lee (Korea)
Second Prize: Nadja Dornik (Serbia), Flora Olasz (Hungary), Bettin Toth (Hungary) ex-aequo
Third Prize: Alina Alekseeva (Russia), Orsolya Nagy (Romania) ex-aequo
Special prize for the best performance of Bartok's Evening in the Village: Woojin Lee (Korea)
Special prize offered by Klara Weniger: Bettin Toth (Hungary)
Special prize offered by the Hungarian Harp Duo: Tjasha Gafner (Switzerland)
Special prize offered by the Peter Király-König Music School: Vanda Halaj (Hungary)
Audience prize: Ziva Krajnc (Slovenia)
Our congratulations to them all!
Gregor Gáll, creator of the silver harp pendants for the 3rd international competition in Szeged
BRAVO to the winners of the senior division of the Third International Competition in Szeged, who are:
First Prize: Katrina Szederkényi (Canada/Hungary)
Second Prize: Arianna Rossi (Italy)
Third Prize: Aiste Baliunyte (Lithuania)
Special Prize offered by the City of Szeged: SeHee Hwang (Korea)
The results of the U12 competition at the 3rd International Competition in Szeged are as follows:
First Prize: Isabelle Cambini (Italy) unanimous
Second Prize: Marcelina Dabek (Poland) and SuBeen Lee (Korea) ex-aequo
Third Prize: Daria Rumyantseva (Russia) and Kahori Yamauchi (Japan) ex-aequo
Special Prize offered by the Hungarian Harp Duo: Bianka Szauer (Hungary)
Special Prize offered by Madame Klara Weniger: Marco Brkic (Serbia)
Special Prizes offered by the Peter Király-König Music School: Jakob Adamic (Serbia), Aleksandra Akhrimenko (Ukraine), Laura Colombo (Italy), Jernej Misic (Slovenia)
Special Prizes for Promise: Irena Banaszczyk (Poland), Lubov Silantyeva (Russia)
Congratulations to them all!
The jury congratulate the U12 division. Left to right: Andrea Vigh (Hungary), Melinder Felletár (Hungary), Gabriella Dall'Olio (Italy/UK), András Farkas (Switzerland), Willy Postma (Denmark/Norway)
The following candidates will pass to the second round of the Third International Competition in Szeged:
Katrina Szederkényi (Canada/Hungary)
SeHee Hwang (Korea)
Aiste Baliunyte (Lithuania)
Arianna Rossi (Italy)
Lenka Petrovic (Serbia)
Marcel Cara (France)
Vitoria Music Prize, sponsored by Victoria-Gasteiz International Music Festival, awarded by Gabriella Dall'Olio: Mira Farkas (Hungary)
Special Prize awarded by Willy Postmas: Mira Farkas (Hungary)
Special Prize awarded by Andrea Vigh: Mira Farkas (Hungary)
Special Prize awarded by the Hungarian Harp Duo: Yun Huan Chen (China)
Special Prize awarded by Madame Klara Weniger: Marcel Cara (France)
Special Prize for the best performance of Reményi's Miniatures for Harp: Elisa Netzer (Switzerland)
Bravo to them all, and toi toi toi for Sunday!
We're happy to be back amidst dear friends in Szeged, Hungary, for the Third International Harp Competition. The senior category first round is currently in full swing, with U17 and U12 to start on Saturday.
Competitions are never easy, but there is no more effective way to push yourself to play better than you ever have before. Competitions are also wonderful ways to meet new colleagues who will become your lifelong friends, to experience different styles of playing, and to show you new musical worlds. These are the real prizes of a competition, and they are open to you regardless of whether you win or lose. Good luck to everyone taking part!
That business sponsorship is an essential part of today's patronage of the arts can hardly be better illustrated than by the harp world. A harp maker is a business, and we try to maximise the advantages of this position in our sponsorship projects. One very rewarding thing we can do is to participate in "match funding" schemes, where a financial contribution from a business is then matched by a partner charity.
The Wales International Harp Festival 2014 has just been the recipient of a match funding grant from us and the Community Foundation in Wales. The festival was officially launched last week by Lord Mostyn, also to begin Philanthropy Week Wales. During the launch, Lord Mostyn give a presentation on his family’s historical connections with the harp and poets of Wales, and Elinor gave a concert together with some of her excellent students.
The Concours Martine Géliot took place last weekend - and here are the results. Congratulations to all prizewinners!
First Prize: Mathilde Wauters (Belgium)
Second Prize: Catherine Derryck (UK)
Third Prize: Myriam Blardone (France)
Special Prize for the interpretation of the set work by Marcel Tournier (Images, first suite): Mathilde Wauters
Special Prize "jeune espoir": Myriam Blardone
The third international competition of the Harpist Association of Slovenia took place over the weekend, and the results are as follows. Many congratulations to all the laureates!
First prize: Julia Dietrich
Second prize: Marko Brkić
Third prize: Alexandra Bidi
First prize: Brin Bernatović
Second prize: Ji Young Kim
Third prize: Živa Krajnc
First prize: Lara Macri
Second prize: Gunes Hizlilar
Third prize: Martin Maelle
First prize: Klara Woskowiak
Second prize: Tijana Kozarčić
Third prize: Silvia Podrecca
Camac Harps prize: Mina Marinković
First prize: Yuko Tomonaga
Second prize: Magdalena Hoffmann
Third prize: Lenka Petrović