Thanks to the supporters of Kultuurkapital, Viljandi linn, and Hasartmängumaksu Nõukogu the 10th Nordic Harp Meeting took place in Viljandi, a beautiful town in the middle of Estonia in October 2017. The Nordic Harp Meeting is an annual conference for those who play, build, research or simply like the harp and other unusual string instruments unique to the Nordic countries. There were 80 participants from Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Check Republic, Russia, USA, and Honolulu.
In Estonia, we have only a few pedal harp players, but we are proud of our young harpist, Kaisa Helena Žigurs, 13 years old, who has already won several prizes in the last number of years. In 2017, she won First prize at the VI Stockholm International Music Competition and at the International Baltic Competition for Young Musicians.