Gorffennaf 22 – 28 July 2022
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Focus on Youth 2022
Applications Opening Soon!
The Focus on Youth platform is an integral part of the Congress, and is an opportunity for talented young harpists under the age of 22* to play in front of a panel of highly respected harpists who will give them feedback on their performance. Applications for those wishing to participate in the 2022 Congress will be opening soon. Read below to find out more about what to prepare.
1st June 2021
15th September 2021
1st November 2021
Results Announced and Invitations sent to Performers
1st December 2021
Deadline for acceptance of invitation
Applicants are requested to submit a recent video recording of 20-25 minutes of contrasting solo harp music, to include a work composed after 1960, together with two letters of recommendation from their teacher and their school, a photo and a short biography. All music on the recording should be performed from memory and the same repertoire must be played at the Congress in 2022.
A panel will listen to the videos and up to 30 harpists will be selected to perform during the Congress in Cardiff. Another three will be given a reserve place.
Financial help is available through the generosity of the Otake Foundation. Details will be made available to the successful applicants.
*applicants must be under 22 on the 28th July 2022