The 19th International Harp Contest in Israel
23 November – 3 December 2015

We have 6 Semi-Finalists:

alexandra mullins - usa
Mullins Alexandra Katelyn,USA
eva tomsic - slovenia
Tomsic Eva, Slovenia
hinako hara - japan
Hara Hinako, Japan
anaelle tourret, france
Anaelle Tourret,France
Yuying-Chen, China
Yuying-Chen, China
 _68A8763 Photos from stages I & II

drow  Photos from the Drawing and Harp Distribution

opening Photos from the Opening Concert







For the first time, the Harp Contest will take place in Akko (Acre) in the magnificent Knights’ Hall, in the Old City with its grand historical heritage, a beautiful city declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and was rewarded The Prize of the Minister of Culture & Sport in 2011 for the Best City’s investment in the culture and the arts.

We are proud to announce that contestants, Jury members and Guests of Honor from more than 20 countries will participate in the 19th Contest.

The Festive Opening Concert will take place on 23rd November, 2015, at 20:00, at the Akko Auditorium. Harpist Anais Gaudemard, France, 1st Prize Winner of the 18th Contest in 2012, will be the soloist at the Festive Opening Concert. Inon Mualem & Ensemble RAST will join her in the “Funky Darvish” exotic repertoire.

The Closing Concert – The Final Stage will be played with The Haifa Symphonic Orchestra, conducting Doron Salomon on December 3rd, 2015′ at 20:00, at the Akko Auditorium.

The First Stage, as well as the Second Stage and the Semi-Finals sessions will be held at the magnificent ‘Beautiful Hall’ in the Knights Halls in the Old City.

You are all welcome to join us at this unique celebration of harp music enriched with the colorful glorious atmosphere of the Old City of Akko, the city’s fascinating historical heritage, rare blend of East and West.

We are looking forward to welcome you in a fascinating experience of the International Harp Contest happened only once in three years.


Anais Gaudemard, France, 1st Prize Winner of the 18th International Harp Contest in 2012





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