Welcome to Harp Centre Australia!
Sarah Deere visiting harpist from Cornwall
Sarah will be touring Australia in April, with a special workshop and concert at The Artists Shed!
Considered one of the finest lever harpists in the UK with her dazzling playing and haunting arrangements of all
genres of music for the instrument from medieval, traditional through to
jazz, this is a wonderful opportunity to see Sarah in concert .
Harp Festival - April 27th
The Harp Festival aims to engage the local community in all things harp – enjoying performances by emerging students, experiencing the harp first-hand with “Meet the Harp” workshops, browsing the Harp Centre shop and solo performances by Alice Giles, including the unique “Alice in Antarctica’ concert experience.
Given sufficient donations, from 2013 scholarships will be awarded to assist harp students in Canberra and surrounding regions further their studies. A single scholarship will provide 32 lessons throughout the year with a qualified and experienced harp teacher.
The Harp Festival will be held at Wesley Music Centre, and is a joint project between The Harp Centre and the Wesley Music Foundation. More details here!
At the Harp Centre you can...
- Learn to play the harp
- Hire a harpist for your wedding or function
- Buy a harp
- Buy strings, sheet music and all of the harp accessories you can think of
- Become a member of this new and exciting organisation that hopes to bring Australians more and more opportunities to hear and play the harp.
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Thank you for your patience while we are building the site.
Harp Island Workshop 8th-11th March 2013
The Harp Society of Tasmania is holding our 8th annual Harp Island workshop from 8 - 11 March 3012. This year, we are thrilled to host 2 tutors and Jakez Francois of Camac Harps.
Gabriella Dall'Ollio is back for the 3rd time for our regular workshop for all levels of harp student.
We are very proud to have Isabelle Moretti conducting a workshop for advanced students (AMEB Grade 7 and up). An impassioned teacher, Isabelle Moretti gives masterclasses throughout the world, and teaches at the Conservatoire National Sup?rieur de la Musique et de la Danse de Paris (CNSMD). Since 2008, she has also been Visiting Professor at London?s Royal Academy of Music.
Harp Island 2013 will be the first time Isabelle has taught in Australia.
Up to 3 pedal harps are available for advanced students, please advise if you would like to come but are unable to bring your own harp.
Harp Island is a time for harpists from all walks and stages of life to indulge their love of the harp and to be inspired by some of the finest international harp teachers of the present day, in a location that celebrates the beauty of Tasmania.
This time of challenging harp instruction in a friendly and relaxing environment has been an inspiration for participants of all ages since the inaugural Harp Island eight years ago.
The brochure and registration form can be downloaded at http://www.harpsociety.com
Australian Harp Festival - Adelaide 2012
Harp Centre Australia Competition - Results!
The competition was run to a very appreciative audience, making a wonderful contribution to the performances during the AHF in Adelaide. Congratulations to all the participants for their excellence, enthusiasm and hard work.
HARP CENTRE AUSTRALIA COMPETITIONS – AUSTRALIAN HARP FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE
Sunday 30th September 2012
Bishop Hall, Elder Conservatorium
Jury Panel: Jill Attkinson and Xanya Mamunya
The Jury commented that it was a very difficult competition to judge since all participants had done well with vastly different repertoire, and that they had made their decision solely on the success of the performance on the day.
12 & UNDER
1. Grae Kayleigh Widarja
2. Emily Rose Matskows
15 & UNDER
1. Kate Bohmer
2. Shuyi Wu
3. Philippa McAuliffe
4. Emily Rose Matskows
18 & UNDER
1. Rowan Phemister
2. Isobel Webber
3. Solveig Hu
21 & UNDER
1. Natalie Wong
2. Rowan Phemister / 2. Michelle Velvin
ALICE CHALIFOUX AWARD
Jury Panel: Louise Johnson and Suzanne Handel
No Award given.
Three Highly commended participants:
Melina van Leeuwen
We are pleased to continue our sponsorship of the Sydney Harp Eisteddfod in 2012.
Please visit the website for more information regarding the Eisteddfod.
News: Harp lessons via video-conference in Wagga Wagga
Harp Centre is looking for expressions of interest from students, for video-conferencing lessons in Wagga Wagga. Lessons will be held at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.
To register your interest, please email us or phone 0430 101 002.