November 7, 2019
The Harpist Association of Slovenia has now organised no fewer than five international competitions in Velenje. We have been proud sponsors since the second edition, working with association president (and Camac Slovenian distributor) Dalibor Bernatović.
Velenje welcomed competitors across no fewer than eight categories, to perform for the competition’s distinguished jury: Irina Zingg (Russia/Switzerland), Stephen Fitzpatrick (UK/Germany), Emanuela Degli Esposti (Italy), Ruda Ravnik Kosi (Slovenia), Diana Grubišić Ćiković (Croatia), and Şirin Pancaroğlu (Turkey).
Without further ado, here are the results!
Category A – lever harp, candidates born in 2009 and younger
First Prize: Klára Brabcová
Second Prize: Elettra Bellini
Third Prize: Gala Vrezec
Category A – pedal harp, candidates born in 2009 and younger
First Prize: Veronika Gams
Second Prize: Ema Bozhilova
Third Prize: Alisia Batalova
Category B, candidates born in 2008, 2007, 2006
First Prize: Filippo Craglietto
Second Prize: Melissa Kim
Third Prize: Adrian Ignjatović, Bojana Bozhilova
Category C, candidates born in 2005, 2004, 2003
First Prize: Aleksandra Mohorko
Second Prize: Ajda Nina Vivod
Third Prize: Eleonora Burigo
Category D, candidates born in 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999
First Prize: Virginia Pestugia
Third Prize: Leto Križanič Žorž
Category E, candidates born in 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
First Prize: Lise Vandersmissen
Second Prize: Brin Bernatović
Third Prize: Naja Mohorič
Category F, candidates born in 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991
First Prize: Oliver Wass
Slovene Harp Association Award: Oliver Wass
Velenje Music School Award: Lise Vandersmissen
Camac Harps Award: Oliver Wass
Congratulations to all!