2018 Prizes

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The 20th International Harp Contest in Israel

15-25 October 2018

Prizes

First Prize:

The Salvi Foundation (USA) will provide a Lyon & Healy or Salvi Concert Grand harp, up to value of $ 55,000 USD, for the First Prize in the 20th International Harp Contest in Israel.

The Salvi Foundation (USA) will present the First Prize Winner of the 20th Contest in a debut recital in Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago.

Opening Concert  – The First Prize Winner will perform at the ‘Opening Concert’ of the 21st International Harp Contest in Israel (2021)

“Hong Kong Harp Centre Prize” – The First Prize Winner will be invited to perform a concert in Hong Kong

Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon-LeZion – The First Prize Winner will be invited to perform with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon-LeZion

The International Laureate Exchange Prize – The First Prize Winner will be invited to perform at the 11th USA International Harp Competition in 2019

The Hantang Culture Award: – a series of concert tours in 3 major cities in China including Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an

Nueva Escuela Argentina de Arpa” Prize–  a concert and special participation during the “5th Buenos Aires Harp Week”

The Fondazione Gioventù Musicale d’Italia Prize – a series of concerts in Italy

 

Second Prize: US $5,000

Donated by the Municipality of (Acre) Akko

 

Third Prize: US $3,000

Donated by the Hong Kong Harp Centre

 

Semi-Final Prize:  €1,500

Donated by Irina von Bismarck

Divided between the three Semi-Finalists who will not pass to the Final Stage

 

Aharon & Mera Propes Prize: US $2,500

For the best performance of the Israeli work “A Distant Echo” by Josef Bardanashvili

at Stage II

 

Mario Falcao Prize: US $ 1,000

For the best performance of “Around the Clock” by Pearl Chertok at Stage II

 

Irina Kaganovsky Prize: US $ 1,000

For the best performance of Bedřich Smetana/Trnecek Vltava in Stage I