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  • 13 Apr 2016 4:08 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)


    Survey on Chamber Ensembles in Rehearsal

    I would like to invite you to take part in a new study of chamber musicians in rehearsal.  

    To participate, please follow the link below:

    Chamber Musicians in Rehearsal Survey

    About this research

    Working in groups is a common experience for musicians, yet previous research tells us that successful collaboration does not always naturally arise. Some groups work well, whilst others fail to achieve their potential.  The question of how musical groups form and develop their ways of working is at the heart of this research, which is investigating ways of working of student, amateur and professional chamber musicians in collaborative rehearsals.

    This study is being conducted as part of a PhD research project, within the research group on Expressive Ensemble Communication funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and run by the Universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds.

    About the survey

    The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All the responses are anonymous and results are confidential. There are questions on musical background, experiences as a member of an ensemble, and what happens in rehearsals. 

    To find out more, contact Nicola Pennill (npennill1@sheffield.ac.uk.

    Many thanks


    Nicola Pennill

    Department of Music

    University of Sheffield


    +44 776 413 2151

  • 13 Apr 2016 4:02 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    As a recipient of a prestigious Hattori foundatation award, Tomos Xerri will give a recital at the 1901 Arts Club in Waterloo. It takes place on Thursday 21st April 2016, as part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series. Doors open at 6pm, the concert begins at 7pm and will last for one hour, and the ticket price includes a pre-concert drink and refreshments after the recital.

    More information and tickets can be found here - http://www.hattorifoundation.org.uk/21-april-2016---tomos-xerri-harp.html

  • 07 Mar 2016 7:35 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The fabulous Pelleas enemble (Oliver Wass, harp; Luba Tunnicliffe, viola; Henry Roberts, flute) will be busy tomorrow: at 1pm they will be competing in the semi-finals of the St. Martin in-the-fields chamber music competition playing works by Leclair and Mathias and up against A4 Brass. For all details, see: http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/st-martins-chamber-music-competition-semi-final-2/

    The evening sees them competing as finalists in the prestigious Royal Overseas League competition (ensembles section). For more information, see: http://www.rosl.org.uk/page.php/43/rosl-arts.html

     We wish them every success and of course, if you want to hear them, don't miss them at the UKHA AGM on Sunday 17 April, at the Norwegian church in Cardiff!

  • 17 Feb 2016 10:33 AM | Alex Rider (Administrator)
    We have been contacted by the secretary of The Easter Orchestral Society. The group is actually a registered charity that puts together an orchestral course every Easter. This year, the course will fall on Tuesday 29th March until the morning of Monday 4th April. They would like to offer a young harpist (aged18-25) a free place funded by the Yellow Car Charitable Trust. Of course, non-students may apply too.It will be an exciting and a very busy week for the applicant playing a lot of big repertoire. A fantastic opportunity to gain experience with a friendly orchestra of a high standard. The music will include: London Symphony Vaughan Williams,  Ades Powder your face, Mahler 9, Elgar in the South,  Martinu the frescoes of Piero della Francesca, Poulenc les animaux Modeles, Prokofiev Cinderella, Arnold Dances, Bartok music for strings percussion and celeste, John Williams ET and Jurassic Park. If you think you are interested, please check out our website www.eosociety.org.uk

  • 31 Jan 2016 9:57 PM | Lauren Scott
    We are excited to announce the dates for the Catrin Finch Academy Summer Harp School 2016:July 13th - 18th 2016.

    The Catrin Finch Academy Summer School is an unique opportunity to study with international harpist Catrin Finch and Catrin’s former teacher, Elinor Bennett in Catrin's home village of Gwaelod y Garth, in South Wales.  It includes 4 days of masterclasses and workshops, private tuition with both Catrin and Elinor, a Harp Fun Day with young harpists, a performance at a local public concert, and most importantly, fun! 

    Unfortunately, there are only limited spaces available so please do let your students, or those that you feel may be interested know.  Deadline for applications:1st March 2016.  

    Please find attached more information and a booking form.  Alternatively, please visit - www.catrinfinch.com/catrin-finch-academy

  • 31 Jan 2016 9:19 PM | Lauren Scott
    The Reigate and Redhill Music Festival Harp Day is on Saturday 14th May. Adjudicator: Tanya Houghton. Classes for all abilities in clarsach and pedal harp, duets, trios and ensembles.
    Entries in by Feb 12th. Syllabus available at  www.reigate-redhillmusicfest.org.uk

  • 31 Jan 2016 8:32 PM | Lauren Scott
    The fourth international Dutch Harp Competition will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands in October 2016. The competition is open to harpists of all ages and nationalities. The application period begins on 1 March 2016, and the deadline for all applications is 1 June 2016.

    Festival dates 12–16 October 2016

    Utrechts Conservatorium, 3511 LL Utrecht, The Netherlands




  • 28 Jan 2016 12:29 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The international harpist, mover and shaker Remy van Kesteren, is to give a groundbreaking programme with trumpet at the Birmingham Town Hall on Monday 7th March at 6pm. Featuring the world-renowned trumpeter Eric Vloeimens, this will be chance to experience some new musical fusion, and something completely 'out of the box'-- as we have come to expect from Remy!

    This will be preceded by masterclasses for harpists at the nearby Birmingham conservatoire, where students of Eleanor Turner will be put through their paces by the young artist.

    The UKHA will post full event details shortly.

  • 28 Jan 2016 12:21 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    One of the most important dates in the UK harp calendar will take place on 1st and 2nd May 2016. The Camac Competition takes place annually as part of the North London Festival and will this year be judged by the eminent harpists Eira Lynn Jones and Marie Leenhardt (of the Halle Orchestra).

    Entry could not be easier, and may be done online at the web address below. You can also read all details of the prizes on offer, and the regulations and requirements. Deadline for entry is Monday 22nd March 2016


  • 28 Jan 2016 12:12 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) has announced the three finalists of it's historic Gold Medal and, for the first time in its history, this includes a harpist. Masters student Oliver Wass (a student of Imogen Barford) competed with the cream of the school's students and has been selected as one of three finalists to perform on the Barbican stage with orchestra on 6th May 2016. Wass will perform the Ginastera concerto.

    The Gold Medal contest is held biennially , and alternates prizes between instrumentalists and singers. Past laureates have included Bryn Terfel and Jaqueline du Pre--- it was most recently shared in 2015 by Mezzo Marta Fontanals-Simmons and soprano Jenny Witton.

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