Oliver Wass won First Prize in the Suoni d’Arpa International Harp Competition in Italy, and Manon Browning won Second Prize in the National Eisteddfod 2017 Harp Competition.
Oliver Wass won third prize and the Andreas Vigh prize in the IV Szeged International Harp Competition in December 2016. Together with his trio, the Pelléas Ensemble, he won the Grand Prize and Audience Prize in the St Martin’s-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition, First Prize in the British Harp Chamber Music Competition, a Park Lane Group Young Artists’ recital at SJSS and they were finalists in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition.
Elisabeth Eder won 1st prize in the VIII Concorso Musicale di Filadelfia in Italy, and 3rd prize in the 6th International Harp Competition in Sandstedt, Germany.
Maria Cleary, Catherine White, Helga Storck, and Andrew Lawrence-King gave masterclasses at Guildhall School in London.
This year, Ibacus International Harp Courses will be running their Summer Course from 14-19 August 2017 for harpists aged 14-24, and also a Spring Course from 31 March – 3 April 2017 for adult learners. www.ibacusharpcourse.com