We are organizing a new lever harp competition, at home in our native Brittany - Dasson an Delenn. It is open to student harpists under the age of twenty-one, and of all nationalities. The competition repertoire features set works and free choice at all levels - but should all be of Breton inspiration, be it traditional Breton music, music composed by Breton composers, or Breton arrangements for the harp. Note the .bzh on the end of the competition website address, www.dassonandelenn.bzh. This means "Breizh", "Brittany" in Breton: we had to apply for this www., and we're very proud to have been accepted.
The competition will take place on May 23rd and 24th, 2014, and applications are open from January 5th. There are four categories, from beginner to young professional standard. There's no minimum age for any category, and you are also allowed to enter multiple categories. Regarding the age limit, you should be no older than twenty-one on the day the competition begins. All works should be performed from memory.
The number of places is necessarily limited and the earlier you apply, the better your chances of being accepted. If you are more used to working towards a closing date, here it is important to note the opening one! Applications may be submitted online from January 5th, 2015.
We are very grateful to our partners in this project for their support: the Conservatoire de musique et de danse de Pontivy Communauté, Savarez Strings, the Pontivy Communauté and the Conseil Général du Morbihan.
All information, as well as online application, is available on the competition site. If you have trouble deciphering it, as we've done this one in French only, don't hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to help you in English. You can also download the competition brochure below.