Twenty years of Telynau Vining, our much-loved partners in Wales! We’re teaming up for their big anniversary celebrations. The exceptional programme includes Isabelle Moretti, Claire Jones, Caryl Thomas…it’s going to be a great weekend!

What’s faster: Berlin to Munich with Deutsche Bahn, or should you catch a ride in the Camac van? Our German team is zooming down to Munich in February! We’re happy to be supporting the harp competition of the Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung, and we will also be bringing an exhibition to Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater.

Larisa Klievtsova and Veronika Lemishenko have launched the Second “Glowing Harp” International Competition, which will take place in Kharkiv in April of this year. We are looking forward our second trip to the Ukraine, this time accompanying the competition as sponsors.

Jazz is one of the most rapidly-developing fields for the harp, but at the time of writing it’s still the case that almost every jazz harpist comes to this music via a classical background. Marcella Carboni has brought out a fantastic new jazz harp method which is particularly helpful if you’re starting like this. It also particularly emphasises jazz harp’s development in the context of jazz history, drawing the instrument out of its niche, and placing it within the tradition as a whole.

You can now apply for Dasson an Delenn, our competition dedicated to the lever harp in Brittany. Places being limited, candidates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis – don’t be too late to fill out your form!

Elated by the Neujahrskonzert in Vienna, we wish you joy in 2019!

We have spent two beautiful days with Anneleen Lenaerts in Vienna. Read on to find out more!

As the festive season approaches, please note our closing period from Saturday, December 22nd 2018 to Wednesday, January 2nd 2019.

The Paris-based Chambre Syndicale de la Facture Instrumentale organised a workshop for children aged between seven and ten, in partnership with the Almaviva ensemble and the Association des Amis des Concerts du Dimanche Matin. This is an intelligent combination of a Sunday morning concert for parents, and a different concert/workshop for children at the same time, making it easy and enjoyable for all the family to attend.

The Deutsches Museum in Munich has always been both an exhibit space, and also an active research centre into technology, science and their cultural resonances. The museum’s Research Institute is currently running a project called “A Creative Triangle of Mechanics, Acoustics and Aesthetics: The Early Pedal Harp (1780-1830) as a Symbol of Innovative Transformation”. A public conference was held as part of this in November 2018.

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