III International Harp Competition “Glowing Harp”

Competitions Harp2021
Deadline: 15/03/2020
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Disciplines: Harp
From: 19/04/2020 To: 24/04/2020
Age limit: under 25

The Third “Glowing Harp” International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all countries and nationalities.

It will take place between 19 – 24 April 2021 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Application Procedure

The deadline for applications is 15.03.2021.  To register, please use the online form or send the application form (download application form) and all required documents to glowingharp@gmail.com.  Please also use this email address to request bank account details for the entry fee.

List of required documents for registration:

  • completed application form (online form or application form)
  • CV
  • a recommendation letter from your most recent teacher
  • two different photos (jpg)
  • copy of passport / birth certificate
  • entry fee  payment confirmation (cat.Debut – 20 EUR, I cat. – 40 EUR, II cat. – 60 EUR, III cat. – 80 EUR, IV cat. – 100 EUR)
  • two copies of your competition repertoire (to be provided prior to the start of the competition)

Age Categories

  • category “Debut”:  up to age 8
  • І category:  up to 11
  • ІІ category:  up to 14
  • ІІІ category: up to 18
  • IV category: up to 25

You can apply for any category in which your age does not exceed the category limit.
Age = as of 01.04.2021

“Debut” Category: 8 years old and under (1 stage)

  • 2-4 varying pieces including “Cuckoo and Woodpecker” by V.Tikhonova*
    (up to 5 min total time)

* If needed the score will be provided after registration. Please send a request to glowingharp@gmail.com

Category I: 11 and under (1 stage)

  • 2-4 varying pieces including piece by V. Tikhonova* (choose one):
    “Teddy bear walks for breakfast”
    “Squirrel”
    “Hedgehog and ants”
    “Rabbit’s dance”
    “Humble-bee and grasshopper”
    “Butterflies”
    (5-10 min total time)

* If needed the score will be provided after registration. Please send a request to glowingharp@gmail.com

Category II: 14 and under (2 stages)

1st Stage (10-15 min total time)

  • A composition of the Baroque or Classical period
  • A virtuoso piece written in a period from Romantic to contemporary
  • M.Skoryk. “Memory”*

* If needed the score will be provided after registration. Please send a request to glowingharp@gmail.com

2nd Stage (accompanied by chamber orchestra)

  • G.Ch.Wagenseil – Harp concerto G-dur I part (no repeats)

Category III: 18 and under (2 stages)

1st Stage (15-20 min total time)

  • A composition of Baroque or Classical period
  • A virtuoso piece written in a period from Romantic to contemporary
  • E.Andreev. “Souvenir”*

* If needed the score will be provided after registration. Please send a request to glowingharp@gmail.com

2nd Stage (accompanied by chamber orchestra)

  • G.F. Handel. Harp competition in B flat Major, op.4 n6 HWV 294 (any edition, no repeats)

Category IV: 25 and under (2 stages)

1st Stage (20-30 min total time)

  • A composition of Baroque or Classical period
  • A virtuoso piece written in a period from Romantic to the beginning of XX century
  • A contemporary piece written from the middle of XX century
  • Special written piece by E.Andreev*

* Abialable from 01.01.2021, the score will be provided after registration. Please send a request to glowingharp@gmail.com

2nd Stage (accompanied by orchestra)

  • R.Gliere. Harp concerto I part
  • Solo piece (choose one):
    M.Glinka / M.Balakirev. “The Lark”
    F.List / A.Alabiev. “Le Rossignol”

Rules and Conditions

  1. All works should be performed from memory, except for the specially written piece in category IV
  2. Programmes may not be changed after they have been submitted
  3. Performing order is free choice
  4. All stages are open to the public
  5. Photography (without flash and sound) is permitted
  6. The finals of categories ІІ, ІІІ and IV are with orchestra
  7. In categories II, III and IV, no more than five candidates per category shall pass to the final
  8. All potential contestants are eligible to apply for any category in which their age does not exceed the category limit
  9. For stage 1, the time limit in each category means total minutes of music
  10. All decisions of the Jury are final
  11. Harps (pedal and lever), and individual practice times are provided to active contestants. Participants may also use their personal instruments at their own liability and cost
  12. Each participant will have an opportunity to practice 1 hour on the harp he will choose after the registration in the order according to their audition schedule.
    The shedule finalist will be provided after the I stage results in each category.
    Practice time on the other harps will be provided from 18 April 2021
  13. Entry fee is not refundable
  14. All costs associated with participation are paid by the participants or sponsoring organizations