The Hong Kong International Harp Competition aims to encourage harpists to strive for high levels of artistic achievement. Through providing contestants a platform to showcase their talents, the competition aims to promote artistic excellency by fostering creative and cultural exchange.

Since its inception in 2010, the Competition has evolved into an internationally recognized competition with over 300 participants/entries from 20 countries in 2020.

Contestants will be judged by a distinguished panel of internationally renowned harpists and Hong Kong professional harpists.

 

『香港國際豎琴比賽』旨在為豎琴學生及豎琴愛好者提供一個展現才能和發掘潛能的平台。透過比賽促進創意和文化交流來提高藝術水平。

自2010年舉辦第一屆香港豎琴比賽起,『香港國際豎琴比賽』已成為國際認可的比賽,2020年更吸引來自20個國家超過三百名參賽者參加。

『香港國際豎琴比賽』評審團由國際知名的豎琴大師以及香港著名豎琴家組成。

 

Organizing Committee (籌委會)

Ms Ann HUANG (黃士倫), Ms Barbara SZE (施盈琳), Ms Amy TAM (譚懷理), Ms Lauyee YEUNG (楊柳依), Ms Dan YU (于丹), Hong Kong Harp Society Limited (香港豎琴協會)

Enquiries 查詢

Tel 電話: (852) 3741-0202/3741-0203
Email 電郵: hkharpcomp@gmail.com
Facebook: Hong Kong International Harp Competition

The 6th Hong Kong International Harp Competition is open to harpists of any nationality. The competition will be conducted online.

第六屆香港國際豎琴比賽歡迎任何國籍的豎琴手參加。 比賽將在網上舉行。

 

Division

Contestants may enter more than one division, in accordance with the age restrictions.

  1. Children Lever – age 6 and under on 1 Oct 2021
  2. Primary I Lever – age 9 and under on 1 Oct 2021
  3. Primary II Lever – age 12 and under on 1 Oct 2021
  4. Primary III Pedal – age 12 and under on 1 Oct 2021
  5. Secondary I Pedal – age 15 and under on 1 Oct 2021
  6. Secondary II Pedal – age 19 and under on 1 Oct 2021
  7. Professional Pedal – age 33 and under on 1 Oct 2021
  8. Open Pedal – age 20 and above on 1 Oct 2021, non-harp major students / graduates
  9. Harp Duet (Lever) – Harp with another player (any instrument or voice) – no age limit, non-harp major students / graduates
  10. Harp Duet (Pedal) – Harp with another player (any instrument or voice) – no age limit

 

組別

參賽者可以根據年齡限制選擇參加以下其中一個或多個組別

  1. Children Lever 兒童手撥豎琴組 –於2021年10月1日未滿7歲
  2. Primary I Lever 初級 I 手撥豎琴組 –於2021年10月1日未滿10歲
  3. Primary II Lever 初級II 手撥豎琴组 – 於2021年10月1日未滿13歲
  4. Primary III Pedal 初级 III 踏板琴组 – 於2021年10月1日未滿13歲
  5. Secondary I Pedal 中級 I 踏板琴组 – 於2021年10月1日未滿16歲
  6. Secondary II Pedal 中級II 踏板琴组 – 於2021年10月1日未滿20歲
  7. Professional Pedal 專業踏板琴組 – 於2021年10月1日未滿34歲
  8. Open Pedal 公開踏板琴組 – 於2021年10 月1日滿20歲或以上, 非豎琴專業修讀或畢業學生
  9. Harp Duet (Lever) 豎琴二重奏(手撥豎琴組),豎琴與一位其他演奏者(任何樂器或聲樂)–  沒有年齡限制,非豎琴專業修讀或畢業學生
  10. Harp Duet (Pedal)豎琴二重奏(踏板琴組),豎琴與一位其他演奏者(任何樂器或聲樂)–  沒有年齡限制

 

Application

Registration Period: 2 July 2021 to 31 July 2021, 23:59HKT

Video Submission Period: 15 September 2021 to 30 September 2021, 23:59HKT

Results Announcement Date: 1 November 2021

  • Registration and video submission must be received before the deadline stated above. Late or incomplete submissions, and entries that do not comply with the rules will not be considered. There will be no exceptions.
  • Change of repertoire is not permitted after online registration.
  • To register, contestants will need to complete an online registration form and upload the following documents:
    1. Photocopy of contestant’s Identity Card, Passport, or Certificate of birth (JPG file)
    2. Scanned copy of payment record
  • Contestants are expected to use original scores of the works they perform and must upload a clean copy (PDF) of the free selection piece (for division G, upload both set piece and free selection piece) for the jury along with video submission.
  • The Registration Fee is non-refundable. You must include all inward bank charges when you arrange the telegraph transfer.

 

報名

註冊日期:2021年7月2日至7月31日, 香港時間晚上23:59

影片提交日期:2021年9月15日至9月30日, 香港時間晚上23:59

賽果公佈日期:2021年11月1日

  • 所有註冊必須於上述截止時間前提交。逾期, 不完整或不跟隨規則的註冊將不被接受。不會有例外。
  • 成功註冊後,不能更改曲目;
  • 註冊需填寫網上報名表並需上載以下文件:
    1. 身份證, 護照或出生證明書副本(JPG格式)
    2. 付款記錄副本
  • 參賽者需要用正版譜,並於提交影片時同時上載1份整潔的自選曲目(G組需提交自選及指定曲目) 複印本(PDF格式)給評委。
  • 註冊費不予退還(安排電匯時,請確保匯款已包括所有匯入銀行手續費)

 

Video Submission

Contestants cannot amend their entry after the video has been submitted.

  • Videos must be recorded in one continuous take, from one camera angled, unedited. Contestants are not permitted to use filters, edit or process the recording in any manner. 
    • The competition program (set piece and free choice) must be performed sequentially with no intermission and submitted in one file with no editing
    • Videos must be recorded on or after 1 March 2021. 
  • Videos for Harp Solo division must show the entire harp and performer (i.e. no close-up), and preferably from a 45-degree angle. 
  • Videos for the Harp Duet divisions must show the whole ensemble with instrument(s). 
  • Video file submissions must be in .mp4 or .mov format.
    • 16:9 and high-resolution video format (4K or 1080) preferred. 
  • Appropriate attire must be worn.
    • Jeans, T-shirts, Slippers, Running shoes, and Sneakers are prohibited.
  • Points may be deducted at the jurors discretion of requirements are not followed.

 

視頻提交

視頻提交後,參賽者無法作任何修改。

  • 視頻必須從一個攝像角度一鏡到尾拍攝,不經剪輯, 參賽者不得使用任何濾鏡,修改影片或有任何後期製作。  
    • 自選及指定曲目需順序演奏,只可上載一個不經修改的檔案。 
    • 視頻必須於2021年3月1日或之後錄製。
  • 豎琴獨奏組別的視頻必須顯示整個豎琴和參賽者(即沒有特寫鏡頭),建議45度角拍攝
  • 豎琴二重奏組別的視頻必須顯示兩位參賽者及其使用樂器
  • 提交視頻必須為mp4或mov格式
    • 建議選擇16 : 9比例及高清錄影視頻格式(4K或1080)
  • 必須穿著適當的服飾
    • 嚴禁牛仔褲,T恤,拖鞋,跑步鞋和運動鞋
  • 如不遵從以上規則,可能會被陪審團扣分。

 

Application Fee

Division A, B, C, I HKD600/ USD78
Division D, E, F, G, H, J HKD1,000/ USD130

 

報名費用

A, B, C, I組 600港幣/ 78美元
D, E, F, G, H, J組 1,000港幣/ 130美元

 

Competition Rules

  • Change of repertoire is not permitted after online registration.
  • Videos can not be amended after submission.
  • Contestants may enter multiple divisions but are required to select different free choice pieces for each category.
  • The order of performance (set piece & free choice) is at the discretion of the contestant.
  • The free choice work must be performed in its entirety i.e. contestants are not allowed to perform selected movements. Selected movement(s) is only allowed for duet categories.
  • Division A-H contestants must perform works entirely from memory. Division I and J (Harp Duet) contestants can opt to use sheet music.
  • All repeats are optional.
  • Contestants must adhere to the time limit for their division, including pauses within the performance.
  • Jurors cannot award marks to any contestant who is or has been their student in the past six months.
  • The decisions of the jury are final. Jurors reserve the right not to award any level of the prizes.
  • Contestants will receive feedback from the Jury, via email.

 

比赛規則

  • 網上註冊後,不可更改曲目。
  • 視頻提交後無法修改。
  • 參賽者可以報名多組, 但每組必須彈奏不同的自選曲目。
  • 參賽者可自行決定演奏自選及指定曲目的次序。
  • 自選曲目必須為完整曲目,並不接受只彈奏個別樂章。豎琴二重奏組別除外。
  • A-H組的參賽者必須背譜演奏。I 及 J 組的參賽者(豎琴二重奏)可不用背譜演奏。
  • 曲目可自行決定是否重複彈奏。
  • 參賽者必須遵守比賽時限,包括表演期間的停頓。
  • 評審不會給過去六個月內任何曾經作為學生的參賽者打分。
  • 評審保留最終決定權,並保留不授予任何組別獎項的權利。
  • 參賽者將通過電郵收到評審的評論。

 

All performances in connection with the Competition (whether audio or visual, or a combination of both) or any photographs, videos, or audio recordings taken of contestants will become the property of the Organizer and its related companies. The Organizer and its related companies may use the material in any medium. Copyright of material becomes and remains the sole property of the Organizer and its related companies. Winning videos will be published on the competition website.

In the event of any conflict between the English and the Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail.

 

與比賽相關的所有表演(無論是錄音或視頻,還是兩者的組合)或為參賽者拍攝的任何照片,視頻及/或片段或錄音都是主辦方及其相關公司的財產。主辦機構及其相關公司可以使用任何媒介材料,並以合理的方式使用。任何此類材料的版權均為主辦單位及其相關公司的財產。

若以上比賽條款的英語版本與中文版本之間有任何不一致之處,應以英語版本為準。

The winning videos will be featured on our competition website. All participants will receive a digital Certificate of Participation via email. Winners will receive a Certificate by post and cash vouchers from Harp.com as follow:

A Certificate of Recognition will also be awarded to teachers of winners.

 

優勝者的比賽視頻將會上載到比賽網站。參賽者可獲電子證書, 優勝者可獲郵寄證書, 以下優勝者可獲得Harp.com現金券:

獲獎者的老師將獲得嘉許證書。

Division (組別)
USD(美元)
Gold (金) Silver (銀) Bronze (銅)
A. Children (Lever) 兒童組 Nil  Nil  Nil
B. Primary I (Lever) 初級I組 Nil  Nil  Nil
C. Primary II (Lever) 初級II組 100 70 40
D. Primary III (Pedal) 初級III組 100 70 40
E. Secondary I (Pedal) 中級I組 150 90 50
F. Secondary II (Pedal) 中級II組 300 200 100
G. Professional (Pedal) 專業組 500 300 100
H. Open (Pedal) 公開組 100 70 40
I. Harp Duet (Lever) 豎琴二重奏(手撥豎琴组) 150 90 50
J. Harp Duet (Pedal) 豎琴二重奏(踏板琴组) 150 90 50

Divisions and Requirements

組別及要求

Competition Repertoire

Free choice selection should be taken from the standard solo classical harp repertoire (i.e., no pop or jazz) . The free choice selection must be for solo harp, without accompaniment. The total performance length, including pauses, must not exceed the time limit for each division. Division A-H contestants must perform works entirely from memory. Division I and J (Harp Duet) contestants can opt to use sheet music.

自選曲應選擇經典的豎琴曲目(不包括流行音樂或爵士樂)。選曲必須為獨奏曲,不可選擇帶伴奏的曲目,及必須於指定時間內完成。A-H 組參賽者必須背譜演奏。I 及 J組 (豎琴二重奏) 可不用背譜演奏。

A. Children Lever (兒童手撥豎琴組)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 
ages 6 and below on 1-Oct-2021  於2021年10月1日前未滿7歲

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

  1. B. Goodrich: Roller-Skating with Friends (A Bouquet for Young Harpists)
  2. One free choice 自選曲目一首

Total duration: 4 mins (總時限4分鐘)

B. Primary I Lever (初級 I 手撥豎琴組)

Age Requirement 年齡限制
ages 9 and below on 1-Oct-2021 於2021年10月1日 前未滿10歲

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

  1. M. Grandjany: Pastorale
  2. One free choice 自選曲目一首

Total duration: 6 mins

(總時限6分鐘)

C. Primary II Lever (初级 II 手撥豎琴组)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 2

ages 12 and below on 1-Oct-2021  於2021年10月1日前未滿13

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

  1. J. Snoer: Theme with Variations (Music for Dauphine and Troubadours)
  2. One free choice 自選曲目一首

Total duration: 10 mins (總時限10分鐘)

D. Primary III Pedal (初级 III 踏板琴组)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 
Ages 12 and below on 1-Oct-2021  於2021年10月1日 前未滿13歲

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

  1. M. Grandjany: Automne
  2. One free choice 自選曲目一首

Total duration: 12 mins (總時限12分鐘)

E. Secondary I Pedal (中级 I 踏板琴组)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 
ages 15 and below on 1-Oct-2021  於2021年10月1日 前未滿16歲

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

  1. W. Croft: Sarabande and Ground (Anthology of English Music, vol. 2)
  2. One free choice piece of a different period 自選一首不同時期的曲目

Total duration: 15 mins. (總時限15分鐘)

F. Secondary II Pedal (中级 II 踏板琴组)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 
ages 19 and below on 1-Oct-2021  於2021年10月1日 前未滿20歲

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

  1. G.F. Handel: Prelude and Toccata (Music for the Harp)
  2. One free choice piece of a different period 自選一首不同時期的曲目

Total duration: 20 mins (總時限20分鐘)

G. Professional Pedal (專業踏板琴組)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 
ages 33 and below on 1-Oct-2021  於2021年10月1日 前未滿34歲

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

  1. D. Scarlatti: Any two sonatas  D. Scarlatti: 任何兩首奏鳴曲
  2. One free choice piece of a different period 自選一首不同時期的曲目

Total duration: 25 mins (總時限25分鐘)

H. Open Pedal (公開踏板琴組)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 
ages 20 and above on 1-Oct-2021, non-harp major current students / graduates  於2021年10月1日 滿20歲或以上,非豎琴專業學生/畢業生

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

  1. Glinka: Nocturne

I. Harp Duet (Lever) 豎琴二重奏(手撥豎琴组)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 
Harp with another player (any instrument or voice) 豎琴與一位其他演奏者(任何樂器或聲樂)
No age limit, non-harp major current students / graduates 沒有年齡限制,非豎琴專業修讀或畢業學生

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

Total duration: 6 mins 自選曲目一首 (時限6分鐘)

J. Harp Duet (Pedal) 豎琴二重奏(踏板琴组)

Age Requirement 年齡限制 
Harp with another player (any instrument or voice) 豎琴與一位其他演奏者(任何樂器或聲樂)
No age limit 沒有年齡限制

Competition Repertoire (比赛曲目)

Total duration: 8 mins 自選曲目一首,時限8分鐘

SCHEDULE 

Registration Period: 2 July 2021 to 31 July 2021, 23:59HKT

Video Submission Period: 15 September 2021 to 30 September 2021, 23:59HKT

Results Announcement Date: 1 November 2021

時間表

註冊日期:2021年7月2日至7月31日, 香港時間晚上23:59

影片提交日期:2021年9月15日至9月30日, 香港時間晚上23:59

賽果公佈日期:2021年11月1日

Jason Chang

Professor of Harp, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Jason Chang is Professor of Harp at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. After sixteen years studying and working in the US, he moved back to Shanghai in 2002 where he was graduated. To popularize harp and enhance the level of harp playing, in 2010, he established the Shanghai Harp Center, the biggest harp center in China. For his achievement in teaching, he was granted the “Excellent Teacher Award” by the city of Shanghai in 2011. He has served on the juries of the USA International Harp Competition, the Lily Laskine International Harp Competition, Lille International Harp Competition, St. Petersburg Golden Harp International Harp Competition and Hong Kong Harp Competition. As an active teacher, he has given masterclasses at the Hong Kong Harp Chamber, Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, Curtis Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory and University of Arizona. Mr. Chang earned his Master’s degree at the University of Arizona with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin.

張小杰教授

張小杰生於中國北京。自幼隨母親幹培雪學習豎琴,畢業於上海音樂學院和美國亞利桑那大學,先後師從胡劍鳴和 Dr. Carrol McLaughlin。在美留學期間,兩度在全美豎琴比賽中獲獎。曾任美國鳳凰城交響樂團豎琴首席,中央芭蕾舞 團豎琴演奏員,現受聘為上海音樂學院豎琴教授。

作為當今中國樂壇上活躍的豎琴教育家和演奏家,張小杰的足跡遍及亞洲、歐洲和北美洲;常應邀與上海交響樂團、北京交響樂團和中國愛樂樂團等合作演出,也曾應邀在加勒比海音樂節,北京國際豎琴節和聖彼得堡國際豎琴節等大 型音樂盛會中舉辦個人獨奏演出;與此同時,他也受聘於國際豎琴比賽中擔任評委。張小杰生於中國北京。自幼隨母親幹培雪學習豎琴,畢業於上海音樂學院和美國亞利桑那大學,先後師從胡劍鳴和 Dr. Carrol McLaughlin。在美留學期間,兩度在全美豎琴比賽中獲獎。曾任美國鳳凰城交響樂團豎琴首席,中央芭蕾舞 團豎琴演奏員,現受聘為上海音樂學院豎琴教授。

作為當今中國樂壇上活躍的豎琴教育家和演奏家,張小杰的足跡遍及亞洲、歐洲和北美洲;常應邀與上海交響樂團、北京交響樂團和中國愛樂樂團等合作演出,也曾應邀在加勒比海音樂節,北京國際豎琴節和聖彼得堡國際豎琴節等大 型音樂盛會中舉辦個人獨奏演出;與此同時,他也受聘於國際豎琴比賽中擔任評委。

Ann Huang

Principal Harp, Hong King Sinfonietta
Harp instructor, Hong King Academy for Performing Arts
Harp instructor, Hong Kong Baptist University
Music Director, Hong Kong Harp Chamber Music

After graduating from Taipei Hwa Kang Professional Arts School where she majored in konghou, an ancient Chinese harp, Ann Huang was awarded a scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Upon graduation, Ann Huang joined the Hong Kong Sinfonietta as Principal Harp. Apart from her position at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, she gives lectures part-time at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Music Office. She also freelances for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Ann is the Music Director of Hong Kong Harp Chamber.

黃士倫

黃士倫於1989年自台灣台北華岡藝術學校畢業,主修中國古典樂器──箜篌。在學期間,黃士倫曾於台北實驗國樂團及高雄市立國樂團兼任豎琴手一職, 並於中華電視台廣播電台錄放專輯。

黃士倫期後獲奬學金前赴香港演藝學院就讀,以優異成績畢業後旋即獲聘加入香港小交響樂團擔任豎琴首席。她曾多次獲邀演奏莫扎特的「長笛與豎琴協奏曲」,德布西的「神聖與世俗舞曲」,以及韓德爾的豎琴協奏曲,拉威爾的 「引子與快板」,皆獲好評。

黃士倫現任香港小交響樂團豎琴首席及香港豎琴堡音樂總監,並任教於香港演藝學院、香港中文大學及音樂事務處。

Sivan Magen

Winner of the International Harp Contest in Israel

Principal Harpist of the Finnish Radio Symphony

Praised by the press as “a magician” (New York’s WQXR) whose “brilliant sound and remarkable technical acumen shatter any stereotype of his instrument” (The NY Times), Sivan Magen transforms the harp into an expressive, colorful and virtuosic instrument, moving it to center stage through the exploration of the standard repertoire, the commissioning of today’s composers and his new adaptations to the harp of some of the greatest music of the last three centuries. Since fall 2017 he is Principal Harpist of the Finnish Radio Symphony.

The only Israeli to have ever won the International Harp Contest in Israel, Magen is a winner of the Pro Musicis International Award and in 2012 was chosen by a committee headed by Dame Mitsuko Uchida as the winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He appeared as a soloist across the US, South America, Europe and Israel, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Vienna Konzerthaus, and with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Sydney Symphony and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Aside from his activity as a soloist, Mr Magen is an avid chamber musician and has appeared at the Marlboro, Aspen, Rosendal, Kuhmo, Delft, and Jerusalem International Chamber Music festivals, with Musicians from Marlboro, and collaborated with artists such as Nobuko Imai, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Gary Hoffman, Emmanuel Pahud, Susanna Phillips, the Danel, Calder and Dover quartets and members of the Guarneri and Juilliard Quartets.

He is a founding member of trio Tre Voci with flutist Marina Piccinini and violist Kim Kashkashian, with whom he has toured extensively in Europe and the US, and has released to great critical acclaim a CD for ECM of music by Debussy, Gubaidulina and Takemitsu. They are constantly working to expand the flute-viola-harp repertoire by commissioning arrangements and original pieces – their 2018 program included a new commission of a trio by Toshio Hosokawa which had its European premiere at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Since January 2008 Mr Magen is also a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project, a group which performs in both outreach venues and major concert halls in Israel and the US, including the Israeli Conservatoey in Tel Aviv, the Embassy Series in Washington D.C. and Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Town Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, the Morgan Library and Bargemusic in New York City. The ICP is the winner of the 2011 Israeli Ministry of Culture Outstanding Ensemble Award. This past season, which was their 10th anniversary season, included extended tours in the west coast of the US, as well as in Canada, Europe and Israel.

Sivan Magen has released two solo albums for Linn Records, Fantasien, which includes mostly his own transcriptions of fantasies ranging from Bach to Brahms, and French Reflections, which explores connections between the French repertoire of the early 20th and of the early 21st centuries. Additionally were released to great critical acclaim a CD with the Israeli Chamber Project for Azica Records as well as an all-Britten CD Still Falls the Rain with tenor Nicholas Phan for Avie (listed in the NY Times’ “Best recordings of 2012”). His performance of Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro is featured on the Marlboro festival’s 60th Anniversary CD.

Mr Magen is also gaining a reputation as a sought-after teacher, presenting masterclasses in schools such as The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute, The Peabody Institute, The New England Conservatory, the Paris Conservatory, London’s Royal Academy, Royal College, Guildhall School and Trinity College, as well as the summer Academy in Nice, the Kuhmo Festival Academy in Finland, and the Aspen Msuic Festival. In addition, he has been invited to serve as member of the jury of the International Harp Contest in Israel, the first Netherlands International Harp Competition, the Lyon & Healy Awards and the 2011 Vera Dulova International Harp Competition in Moscow, and served as Head of the Jury of the 2007 National Harp Contest in Taiwan. Between 2013-2017 he was a faculty member of the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and in spring 2017 he was an invited professor at the Paris Conservatory.

Born in Jerusalem, Sivan Magen studied the piano with Benjamin Oren and Talma Cohen and the harp with Irena Kaganovsky-Kessler at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance. After completing his military service as an “Outstanding Musician” in 2001, he continued his studies with Germaine Lorenzini in France and then joined Isabelle Moretti’s harp class at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) from which he graduated with a “Premier Prix”. He has then completed a Master of Music degree as a student of Nancy Allen at the Juilliard School.

Ernestine Stoop

Harp-professor at the Royal College of Music in the Hague

Artistic director of the 10th World Harp Congress 2008

Ernestine Stoop was born in Utrecht and began studying harp, at the age of eleven, with Titia Tieman-van der Laars. She earned her solo diploma in 1980, studying with Edward Witsenburg at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. She then studied for two years with the legendary harpist Pierre Jamet, the authority on the works of Claude Debussy; he worked with the composer himself on the pieces written for harp. Ernestine Stoop studied chamber music in Salzburg with the violinist Sandor Végh. 

After playing for 11 years with the Radio Filharmonic Orchestra, she is now dedicating herself fully to playing as a soloist, chamber music (HarpDuo Rave land Trio Janacek) and teaching. She is a member of the Nieuw Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble and Asko|Schönberg.

She is harp-professor at the Royal College of Music in the Hague and at the Fontys High School of Music in Tilburg. 

As a soloist she performed with such conductors as Hans Vonk, Ernest Bour, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, David Porcelijn, Ed Spanjaard, Reinbert de Leeuw, Rogier van Otterloo and James Last. She recorded classical as well as contemporary music. She worked closely with with well-known artists like Mathile Santing and Toots Tielemans and participated in theater- and film productions (e.g. with the Malinese Kora player Toumani Diabate) She has also enjoyed numerous and productive sessions with such composers as Mauricio Kagel, Isang Yun, Stockhausen, Elliott Carter, Louis Andriessen, Franco Donatoni, Unsuk Chin, Tan Dun, Guo Wenjing, Theo Loevendie and Guus Janssen preparing their compositions for worlds first performances.

She initiated the 3rd and 5th European Harp Symposia (1995 and 2001) in Amsterdam and gave the first performance of Guo Wenjing’s ‘Concerto for harp and lyric soprano’ in Amsterdam 2001. Recently a real Carillo-harp has been made for her. This is a unique 16th tone instrument designed by Juan Carrillo (Mexican composer) early 20th century.

Ernestine has been the artistic director of the prestigeous 10th World Harp Congress 2008, which took place in Amsterdam in the ‘MuziekGebouw aan ‘t IJ’.

She is ‘Officer of the Board’ of the World Harp Congress, Inc

In 2012, a cd has been released with the whole cycle “Miroirs” by Maurice Ravel, who’s music she adapted for two harps, which was very enthusiastically received.

She also arranged ‘On an overgrown Path’ by Leos Janacek for flute/alto flute, harp & cello. The cd and music were released in 2018.

All sheet music and cd’s are  available at https://www.creighton-griffiths.co.uk as well as on Spotify and Apple-music

Barbara Sze

Harp instructor, Hong Kong Harp Academy for Performing Arts
Harp instructor, Education University of Hong Kong

Barbara Sze graduated with a Diploma in Performing Arts (Music) and Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where she majored in harp performance with Mr. Christopher Sidenius, Principal Harpist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Barbara Sze was later awarded the Advanced Certificate of Arts and Entertainment Management by the Binghamton University (SUNY), Postgraduate Diploma in Education by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and a Master of Arts degree in Music by the Hong Kong Baptist University.

As a freelance harpist, Barbara performs frequently with various orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Academy Orchestra, the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Bangkok Opera, China Film Philharmonic, China National Symphony Orchestra, International Orchestra of Italy, KBS Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Barbara was invited to be the adjudicator for the Hong Kong Harp Competition and the harp contest of the Macau Young Musicians Competition.

As a devoted harp teacher, Barbara coaches harp students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Music Office.

施盈琳

施盈琳自幼學習鋼琴,十四歲起師從香港管弦樂團首席豎琴Christopher Sidenius於香港演藝學院學習豎琴,並先後修畢演藝文憑(音樂)及音樂學士(榮 譽) 學位(主修豎琴演奏)。在學期間施盈琳獲頒成龍慈善基金獎學金;肄業後,施盈琳繼續深造,並先後獲美國紐約州立大學(賓厄姆頓)頒發文娛藝術行 政管理高級證書、香港教育學院頒發學位教師教育文憑,及香港浸會大學頒發音樂文學碩士學位。

施盈琳經常擔任樂團特約樂師(豎琴),曾參與愛爾蘭愛樂交響樂團、韓國廣播電台交響樂團、中國交響樂團、中國電影樂團、意大利國際交響樂團、香港管弦樂團、香港小交響樂團、香港中樂團、香港演藝學院交響樂團、泛亞交響樂團、香港室樂團、香港城市中樂團、香港理工大學中樂團及SAR管弦樂團多次音樂會演出,並獲多間大型機構邀請作豎琴演奏。除此之外,施盈琳更多次被應邀為香港豎琴大賽和澳門青年音樂比賽擔任豎琴演奏評判。

施盈琳現職香港演藝學院、香港教育大學、香港浸會大學及康樂及文化事務署音樂事務處兼職豎琴導師。

Amy Tam

Harp instructor, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Harp instructor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Amy Tam is well-known to Hong Kong audiences as a harpist currently active in regular performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, as well as a pedagogue instructing at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Music Office. Full scholarship recipient of the Molly McAulay Scholarship as well as graduate of the China Central Conservatory of Music, Amy received her Master of Music (Performance) degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Professional Diploma with distinction from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

譚懷理

譚懷理畢業於北京中央音樂學院,隨後於香港演藝學院深造,並以一級榮譽取得專業文憑。 2003年,譚懷理獲頒麥高利夫人獎學金,負笈澳洲悉尼音樂學院修畢碩士學位。譚懷理現任教於香港演藝學院,香港中文大學及音樂事務處,並同時擔任香港管弦樂團及香港中樂團客席豎琴。

Guan Wang

Harp professor in China Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM)
Principal harpist of China National Symphony Orchestra

Wang Guan holds the position of harp professor in China Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) and principal harpist of China National Symphony Orchestra. She is member of the board of directors of the World Harp Congress, and the Secretary General of Harp Society of Chinese Musicians Association. She also earned the titleOne of the Ten Greatest Harpists mentioned by China Central Television (CCTV).

Learning the harp with Prof. Zuo Yin since her childhood, Wang Guan was offered to be an exam-exempted graduate student by receiving the top honor from CCoM. At the same year, she went to France with a scholarship granted by the Government of France for a further study with Isabelle Perrin, the renowned harpist and professor at École Normale de Musique de Paris (National School of Music of Paris). Wang Guan received the Diploma Superieure de Concertiste – a highest diploma of the school – with greatest honor granted by the jury members unanimously. During her staying in France, she successfully held recitals at the Cortot Concert Hall and Cite des Arts Concert Hall in Paris.

Wang Guan has worked with great maestros such as Ozawa Seiji, Charles Dutoit and Christoph Eschenbach. In 2009, she was invited to join the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Chung Myung-whun, with other outstanding musicians throughout Asia. She successfully organized the 1st and the 3rd China International Harp Festival in 2008 and 2012 as the artistic director, and held the 1st CCOM International Harp Festival in 2014. Wang Guan is also the artistic director for the annual Harp Summer Camp at the Forbidden City Concert Hall since 2011.

As a teacher and solo harpist, Wang Guan is enthusiastic about promoting the harp and has given lectures and concerts at National Centre for the Performing Arts, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Chongqing Grand Theatre, Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Shenzhen Arts School, etc. She held solo and chamber concerts throughout China with CCTV recorded and broadcasted for multiple times, and also performed numerous concerto concerts with China National Symphony Orchestra, China Youth Symphony Orchestra, Tsingtao Symphony Orchestra, Kunming Symphony Orchestra, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra and many other top ensembles. Wang Guan was invited to give the recital at Camac harp festival,and she also played at Rlh harp festival and Word Harp Congress. She was jury of several competitions, including Hongkong International Harp Competition, Rlh International Harp Competition,, the International Harp Competition of CCOM, etc.
Wang Guan was elected to join the three-year Youth Elite Program developed by Beijing Municipal Commission of Education in 2013. Her solo album, released in 2016, was the first classical harp album released in China. Her second album – the album Chamber Music Publishing in 2019, the album contains some of the most important harp chamber music works.

王冠

中央音樂學院管弦系豎琴專業副教授,碩士生導師。世界豎琴大會董事會成員。中國音樂家協會豎琴學會秘書長.中央電視臺十大豎琴演奏家之一。
自幼跟隨左因教授學習豎琴,在以優異的成績畢業於中央音樂學院管弦系後,取得了中央音樂學院免試研究生資格。同年獲得法國政府獎學金赴法國巴黎高等音樂師範學院學習,師從著名豎琴家ISABELLE PERRIN.
先後在法國UFAM國際音樂比賽,日本國際豎琴比賽等國際比賽中獲獎。在著名的CORTOT 音樂廳和CITE DES ARTS音樂廳成功的舉辦了個人獨奏音樂會。最終以“評委一致通過第一 名”的最好成績獲得了巴黎高等音樂師範學院的最高文憑—獨奏家文憑(Diploma Superieure de Concertiste.)
曾與包括小澤征爾、迪圖瓦、艾森巴赫等許多著名指揮有過合作。還曾多次為中國,俄羅斯,法國,德國等國家的領導人進行演奏。2009年起被邀請加入由著名指揮家鄭明勳任總監,亞洲各國優秀音樂家組成的亞洲愛樂樂團。
作為獨奏家曾與中國國家交響樂團,中國青年交響樂團、天津歌舞劇院,青島交響樂團,昆明交響樂團,武漢愛樂樂團等合作演出豎琴協奏曲。曾在全國十幾個劇院舉辦獨奏和重奏音樂會。中央電視臺音樂頻道錄製並多次播出了其個人獨奏音樂會。2018年10月被邀請在法國Camac豎琴藝術節上演出獨奏音樂會。
作為教師,她的學生多次在包括日本國際豎琴比賽,韓國首爾國際豎琴比賽,香港國際豎琴比賽,塞爾維亞國際音樂比賽,第一屆中央音樂學院國際豎琴比賽等國內外比賽中獲獎。她的畢業生也紛紛考取了中央直屬院團及音樂學院。曾獲邀赴浙江音樂學院,瀋陽音樂學院、星海音樂學院、深圳藝校,廈門大學,華東師範大學等地舉辦音樂會及講座。
多年來王冠致力於豎琴的普及與推廣,舉辦了很多的活動。2008年和2012年,作為主要策劃人和組織者成功地舉辦了中國第一屆和第三屆國際豎琴藝術節。2014年又成功的策劃組織了第一屆中央音樂學院國際豎琴藝術節。2011年至今,每年在中山音樂堂舉辦豎琴夏令營。多次被邀請在國家大劇院、中山音樂堂、重慶大劇院等地舉辦豎琴講座。
2013年王冠入選了北京市教委為期三年的《青年英才計畫》。2015年被邀請擔任第一屆新加坡國際豎琴重奏比賽評委。2017年6月,被邀請擔任法國R.L.H豎琴比賽評委及表演嘉賓。2017年被邀請在第十三屆豎琴大會上表演,並擔任大會樂隊片段考試環節評委。2016年出版了其個人獨奏專輯–《豎琴精典》,該專輯是國內出版發行的第一張豎琴古典作品的專輯。2019年出版了第二張專輯《鳶尾花的印象》—豎琴室內樂作品專輯。

Ann Yeung

Professor of Music (Harp) and Area Chair of Strings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music (UIUC)

Ann Yeung is Professor of Music (Harp) and Area Chair of Strings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music (UIUC) where she has received honors in leadership, teaching, and service. Known for her bold artistry and diverse repertoire, she is recognized for her multi-faceted career and creativity as one of the leading harpists and teachers of her generation. Dedicated to the expansion of the repertoire and expressions of the harp, she has premiered numerous works. As the Aletheia Duo, she collaborates with flutist Jonathan Keeble. She has performed in festivals, given presentations, judged competitions, and taught master classes throughout the world including at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Her students have won international and national first prizes, composed innovative works for harp, published significant editions and articles, direct some of the largest secondary school harp programs in the US, founded innovative ensembles, enacted change through arts leadership, achieved distinction in various fields, and have been appointed to university faculty and principal orchestra positions worldwide. She is Past President of the American Harp Society and Past Editor of the World Harp Congress Review. She is the author of scholarly articles published widely and is recognized as an authority on the works of Henriette Renié. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the World Harp Congress and for the USA International Harp Competition. An international and top national prizewinner of numerous competitions, she completed the Doctor of Music degree (DMus) and Artist Diploma from Indiana University under the tutelage of Susann McDonald.

Lauyee Yeung

Associate Music Director, Hong Kong Harp Chamber Music

Described as “extremely musical”, Lauyee has numerous performance experiences all over the world. She has been awarded with distinction for her Master of Arts double degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the University of London.

Lauyee started her musical journey at the age of 6, by the age of 7 she had already started giving regular public solo recitals. At the age of 10, she gained entry to the highly prestigious Attached Middle School of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she was awarded scholarships every year for her outstanding performance.

After graduating with honors, Lauyee pursued further studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London for her Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts (Music) degree under head of Harp Department Skaila Kanga and renowned harpist Catherine White.

Lauyee won numerous prizes including the 1st prize in the N.Borenstein harp competition, 1st prize of solo Bach competition. She was also awarded a Financial Assistance Bursary by the Royal Academy of Music and a scholarship by the Musicians Benevolent Fund to support her postgraduate studies.

Her interest in contemporary repertoire has led her to numerous premiering works by Richard Bissell, Gareth Woods, Rhian Samuel, Eric Crees, Joby Talbot. She was selected to give a solo recital in Amsterdam in June 2010, and to give several solo concerts in Switzerland, St Martin-in-the-Fields in London as well as for hospices and hospitals in the United Kingdom. An active member of the Royal Academy of Music Harp Ensemble, Lauyee performed with the group at the Duchess of Gloucester’s birthday celebrations and for the HRH Prince Charles’ 60th Birthday at the Royal Opera House in London.

Lauyee has taken up the position of Associate Music Director at the Hong Kong Harp Chamber. As an active solo performer, Lauyee has given many public recitals in Hong Kong and other major cities in Asia. She has had the honor to appear and perform in an UNHCR event recently with renowned Hollywood movie star Ms. Kristin Davis, known internationally for her role in the movie “Sex and the City”, to support UNHCR’s work in safeguarding the well-being of refugees.

Lauyee’s students have won numerous prizes all over the world. She has been awarded two certificates for excellent preparation of students for The Szeged International Harp Competition in Hungary in 2013 and 2016 respectively. In 2017, Lauyee was awarded the Best Teacher Award by the 18th Osaka International Music Competition Committee in Japan for her teaching excellence and leadership. Locally she was also presented with the Outstanding Teacher Award 2017 by Hong Kong Children Music and Art Association. In 2018, Lauyee has again been awarded four certifications by the 8th International Music Competition Amigdala Hong Kong region for demonstrated teaching excellence and leadership in music education. With a view to promoting harp music and education, Lauyee took pleasure in giving interviews, together with her students, to the mass media including Apple Daily, ATV, TVB and Viu TV.

Lauyee has recently been appointed as Associate of Royal Academy of Music in London. The title is awarded to musicians who have distinguished themselves within the profession and have made significant contributions in their musical fields.

楊柳依

豎琴演奏家楊柳依,以優異成績考獲英國皇家音樂學院及英國倫敦大學雙碩士學位,先後在世界各地作公開演出,並獲讚譽為一位「極富音樂感」的豎琴演奏家。

楊柳依六歲開始接受正統音樂訓練,並於翌年起定期舉行獨奏會,年僅十歲即獲北京中央音樂學院附屬學校取錄,期間每年均以傑出成績贏得獎學金;畢業後旋即前赴英國皇家音樂學院修讀音樂學士及碩士學位,先後師事豎琴系主任Skaila Kanga和著名豎琴家Catherine White。

在學期間楊柳依獲獎無數,其中包括N.Borenstein豎琴比賽冠軍和巴哈獨奏比賽冠軍。憑著其優異成績,楊柳依先後獲頒英國皇家音樂學院獎助學金及音樂家慈善基金會獎學金。

楊柳依熱愛現代音樂,曾為多位作曲家的作品作首演,包括Richard Bissell、Gareth Woods、 Rhian Samuel、Eric Crees、Joby Talbot。演出經驗豐富的她,曾獲邀於阿姆斯特丹舉行豎琴獨奏會,並曾於瑞士及倫敦聖馬田作豎琴獨奏演出。她曾在英國多間醫院及療養中心彈奏豎琴音樂,協助病人紓緩情緒,利用音樂幫助有需要的人。此外,楊柳依也是英國皇家音樂學院豎琴合奏團的活躍份子,曾為告羅士打公爵夫人作生日獻奏及於倫敦皇家歌劇院為查理斯皇子六十大壽作皇室御前豎琴演奏。

自2010年起,楊柳依加盟香港豎琴堡擔任音樂總監並同時積極在香港及其他亞洲主要城市公開表演。最近她更榮獲聯合國難民署邀請,與荷李活電影《慾望都市》的著名影星暨聯合國難民署親善大使Kristin Davis一起出席活動,並演奏豎琴,以支持該署竭力保障難民福祉的使命。

楊柳依的學生們成績優異,在多項國際比賽中屢獲殊榮。楊柳依分別於2013及2016年榮獲匈牙利國際豎琴大賽頒發獎狀,表揚其卓越的教學水平。2017年更奪得第十八屆日本大阪國際音樂大賽的「最佳教師獎」及香港兒童音樂及藝術協會的「傑出教師獎」兩個教育獎項。2018年她再次因為學生出色的比賽成績榮獲義大利國際豎琴大賽頒發的四項教學獎狀。多年來為推動豎琴音樂及教育,她屢次與學生一起接受報章及電視訪問,當中包括蘋果日報、亞洲電視、無線電視和Viu TV。

楊柳依於二零一九年二月,榮獲英國皇家音樂學院頒發的ARAM榮銜,以嘉許她於音樂界所作的傑出貢獻。

Dan Yu

Gold Medal Winner, 2001 USA International Harp Competition
Harp instructor, Hong Kong Harp Academy for Performing Arts
Music Director, Hong Kong Harp Chamber Music

Since winning the Gold Medal of the prestigious 5th USA International Harp Competition in 2001, Dan Yu’s lyrical interpretations, profound musicality, and technical mastery have captivated and dazzled audiences across three continents. She has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and appeared to great acclaim at Alice Tully Hall, New York, and Wigmore Hall, London. The New York Concert Review hailed her as “a unique and major talent capable of bringing the art of harp playing and the way the world views it to an entirely new dimension… …radiating so much joy… …it seems she’s already in a class by herself.” She was featured more recently in Bright Sheng’s Intimacy of Creativity Project in Hong Kong, Lyon & Healy’s 150th Anniversary Celebration concert series in Chicago, and the opening concert of the World Harp Congress in Sydney.
As a harp teacher, Dan Yu has given master classes throughout the US, in major conservatories of China, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Since moving to Hong Kong in 2008, her students have won prizes at international and national competitions in France, Japan, USA, Russia, Serbia, Korea, China and Hong Kong. She also served on the jury of the prestigious USA International Harp Competition at the Indiana University in 2013 and 2019.
Dan Yu’s performances have been broadcast on television and radio stations in USA, China and Hong Kong. A documentary on her was broadcast worldwide via CCTV 4. She has two classical solo CDs and one DVD released. “The Nightingale”, “Spring on the Moonlit River”, and “Dan Yu-Live Recital”.
Currently Dan Yu is the Music Director at the Hong Kong Harp Chamber, and harp instructor at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Dan Yu was also the Co-Chair of the Host Committee for the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong.

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于丹於2001年在美國「國際豎琴大賽」中,從十四個國家三十七位參賽者中脫穎而出勇奪「金獎」, 為首位華人在國際豎琴大賽中獲得最高榮譽獎項,獎品包括一台為是次大賽特別製造的24K包金Lyon & Healy豎琴。

于丹出生於瀋陽一個音樂之家。六歲開始學鋼琴,十歲學豎琴,考入瀋陽音樂學院後跟隨樂平秋教授研習豎琴演奏。於1993,于丹年前赴美國《皮巴迪音樂學院》進修,師承Dr. Ruth Mglafield,並考獲學士及碩士學位。隨後就讀《印地安大學》,師從當代豎琴泰斗 Susann Mcdonald 攻讀藝術文憑。於 1995和1996年于丹連續兩年在美國豎琴協會的Anne Adams比賽中獲首獎。

于丹嫻熟的技巧、行雲流水般的演奏,對樂曲深刻的詮釋和抒情的音樂深深地吸引了聽眾。她曾於美 國、歐洲及亞洲舉行獨奏會、室樂音樂會。於紐約林肯中心的Alice Tully Hall及倫敦的Wigmore Hall的演 出更大獲好評。《紐約音樂會樂評》雜誌稱:「如何將藝術融入豎琴演奏中,她表露了獨一無二的極 高才氣」、「她似乎有一種能力可以讓兩隻手甚至每根手指一一聽起來都有不同的樂器色彩和織體」 。近年于丹亦有參與香港科技大學與香港管弦樂團、藝術總監盛宗亮先生呈獻的「創意間的親暱」、 以及著名琴廠「Lyon & Healy 150週年慶祝音樂會」及悉尼「世界豎琴大會開幕音樂會」 的演出。

于丹曾於美國各地,中國各大音樂學院,以及倫敦的《英國皇家音樂學院》教授「大師班」。自2008 年來港教授,她的學生在法國、日本、美國、俄羅斯、塞爾維亞、韓國、中國及香港舉辨的多個國際和全國比賽中屢獲殊榮。2013及2019年,于丹為於《印第安納大學》舉行,享負盛名的美國《國際豎琴大賽》擔任評判。

于丹的演出曾於美國、中國及香港的電台及電視台播出。中國中央電視台中文國際頻道(CCTV 4)更曾向全球播出于丹的專訪特輯。她灌錄了兩張獨奏CD及一張DVD,分別為《夜鶯》、《春江花月夜》 及《于丹 – 現場演奏會》。

于丹現為《香港豎琴堡》音樂總監及《香港演藝學院》豎琴導師。亦是2017年香港舉辨的《世界豎琴大會》籌組委員會聯合主席。

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