Organization 2017-11-08T21:54:22+00:00

The World Harp Congress Vision:

  • Promote the performing arts with special emphasis on harp composition, education, appreciation and performance.
  • Sponsor an international harp congress with exhibits every three years.
  • Encourage young harpists; in particular through the Focus on Youth concerts at each congress.
  • Establish international communication by publishing the World Harp Congress Review twice a year with a network of correspondents throughout the world.
  • Ensure support of the harp through the World Harp Congress Phia Berghout Endowment Fund.
  • Provide opportunities to promote the harp and support harpists of all levels throughout the world for better mutual understanding, support and friendship.

World Harp Congress, Inc.

Founder: Phia Berghout, The Netherlands
Founding Chair: Ann Stockton, USA
Founding Artistic Director: Susann McDonald, USA
Founding WHC Review Editor: Linda Wood Rollo, USA
Chair Emerita: Patricia Wooster, USA

Founding Committee

  • Phia Berghout, The Netherlands
  • Mario Falcao, Portugal/USA
  • Kumiko Inoue, Japan
  • Marcela Kozikova, Czechoslovakia
  • Susann McDonald, USA
  • Sylvia Meyer, USA
  • Robert A. Ouimette, USA
  • Lucile Rosenbloom, USA
  • Deane Sherman, USA
  • Ann Stockton, USA

Members of the Corporation of the World Harp Congress

  • Daphne Boden, United Kingdom
  • Alexandre Bonnet, The Netherlands
  • Cliona Doris, Ireland
  • Mario Falcao, Portugal/USA
  • Mercedes Gómez, Mexico
  • Kumiko Inoue, Japan
  • Mieko Inoue, Japan
  • Kathy Kienzle, USA
  • Sheila Larchet Cuthbert, Ireland
  • Susann McDonald, USA
  • Josef Molnar, Austria/Japan
  • Isabelle Perrin, France
  • Lieve Robbroeckx, Belgium
  • Natalia Shameyeva, Russia
  • Ernestine Stoop, The Netherlands
  • Helga Storck, Germany
  • Karen Vaughan, United Kingdom
  • Linda Wood Rollo, USA
  • Patricia Wooster, USA
  • Elena Zaniboni, Italy

Board of Directors

  • Chairman: Kathy Kienzle, USA
  • Artistic Director: Isabelle Perrin, France
  • Associate Artistic Director: Karen Vaughan, United Kingdom
  • Vice-President: Alexandre Bonnet, The Netherlands
  • Vice-President: Mieko Inoue, Japan
  • Vice-President: Mercedes Gómez, Mexico
  • Secretary: Lieve Robbroeckx, Belgium
  • Treasurer: Jaymee Haefner, USA
  • Editor, WHC Review: Isabel Moretón Achsel, Germany
  • Milda Agazarian, Russia
  • Kirsten Agresta Copely, USA
  • Ann Benjamin, USA
  • Maria Cristina de Carvalho, Brazil
  • Clíona Doris, Ireland
  • Mario Falcao, Portugal/USA
  • Wang Guan, China
  • Lucrecia Jancsa, Argentina
  • Jung Kwak, Korea
  • Marcela Méndez, Argentina
  • Kaori Otake, Japan/Canada
  • Sirin Pancaroglu, Turkey
  • Nicoletta Sanzin, Italy
  • Ernestine Stoop, The Netherlands
  • Helga Storck, Germany
  • Caryl Thomas, United Kingdom
  • Patricia Wooster, USA
  • Angela Yau, China
  • Ann Yeung, USA
  • Dan Yu, China

Honorary Board of Directors

  • Bernard Andrès, France
  • Pierre Bartholomée, Belgium
  • Marco Betta, Italy
  • Nathalie Brooke-Benckendorff, United Kingdom
  • Robert Freeman, USA
  • Pierick Houdy, France
  • Paul Patterson, United Kingdom
  • Sergiu Natra, Israel
  • Libor Pesek, Czech Republic
  • R. Murray Schafer, Canada
  • David del Tredici, USA