Harpe Diem, the Flemish harpday in Belgium, will celebrate its 25thanniversary on 11 November 2018 with Catrin Finch, Artistic Director of the 14thWorld Harp Congress in Cardiff, as main guest. There will be masterclasses, recitals, ensembles, and a harp and music exhibition.  www.harpediem.be


The 5thHarpegio Competition took place on 3-4 March 2018. The results of the competition are:

First division
First prize: Nina Vandeurzen
Second prize: Julie Debrabandere
Third prize: Soukeina Douiri
Incentive award: Foucauld d’Alès

Second division
First prize: Bradley Swinnen
Second prize: Zimra Hegedűs-Bjelik
Third prize: Hanne Van Hulle

Third division
First prize: Sielke Ramakers
Second prize: Néféli Motteu
Incentive award: Bujana Ameti and Lucia Valls Martinez

Fourth division
First prize: Catherine Willems
Second prize: Siobhan Mathiak
Third prize: Evelien Vaneysendeyk

Fifth division

Second prize: Luna Vissers
Third prize and incentive award: Juliette Gauthier

FALL 2017


The 24th edition of the Flemish harpday will take place on Saturday 11 November 2017 in Leuven.


New recordings

Schumann & Schubert – Anneleen Lenaerts and Dionysis Grammenos have released a harp/clarinet disc of Schubert and Schumann on Warner Classics. All the tracks are masterpieces from the heyday of the German Romantic period: Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata D821 and ‘Ständchen’ from Schwanengesang, Schumann’s Drei Romanzen Op.92 and Fantasiestücke Op.12, and songs by Clara Schumann from the Rückert Lieder.