The third Zagreb Harp Festival will take place at the end of April. We all had a great time at the second festival, with an inspiring programme and a wonderful welcome from our Croatian partner, Tajana Peić, and her husband Srdjan. We also loved the first festival, of course...it's not for nothing that Croatia is known to be a lovely place to visit.
Marie-Claire Jamet, Sylvain Blassel, at the second Zagreb Harp Festival, 2014
After the success of the second Zagreb festival's harp competition for children, this will happen again. You still have another two weeks to get your entries in (the closing date is April 15th), and you can find all terms and conditions in English here, and Croatian here. The jury comprises Isabelle Moretti (president), Irina Pashinskaya and Florence Sitruk, and there are two categories - lever and pedal harp.
The festival begins with the competition, and thereafter launches into an exciting programme of concerts, masterclasses and workshops. From a seminar on the Russian harp school to an exploration of the literature for viola and harp; from an extensive workshop with Raoul Moretti based around his Harpscapes project, to Isabelle Moretti with the Zagreb Soloists, and even harp with steel pan - festival week promises to never even entertain the idea of a dull moment. There are also two formal classical masterclasses: you can apply to work with Isabelle Moretti, and / or Florence Sitruk.
Festival passes can be purchased here, with special discounts for harpists, and Croatian students.