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London Harp Competitions 2021

The North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama The North London Competitions, which we have sponsored for fifteen years now, were about to happen last year when the first Covid-19 lockdowns hit. Confined to our homes, we quickly moved online, an experiment shared by the NLF’s equally enterprising drama section. In both cases, we were overwhelmed by the response – and so, the festival has gone fully online in 2021. 

This year, to make the online format accessible to as many harpists as possible, the syllabus has been streamlined into three age categories plus the senior Camac competition

Up to age 18, you can enter:

  • Age 10 and under
  • 11 to 13 years 
  • 14 to 17 years

These are all school year ages, i.e. if you were 17 on 1st September 2020 but have turned 18 since then, you can still enter. 

It is no longer necessary to follow grade exam syllabus repertoire, although of course you can if you want to. 

The Camac Competition is open to harpists living and/or studying in the United Kingdom and Ireland, aged 30 and under. 

UKHA LogoWe’re delighted that the United Kingdom Harp Association are repeating their generous sponsorship of a special prize for an outstanding competitor in any category. We are sponsoring all the other prizes, and every competitor will receive personalised feedback from our wonderful jurors: Catrin Finch and Keziah Thomas

Don’t miss the closing date of April 16th! All questions, Helen Leitner‘s listening ear is at your service. 

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