FALL 2017


Arpissima, a gathering organized by Salvi Harps is offering two more events: 20-22 October 2017 in Caltanisetta, featuring Anais Gaudemard, and one in Florence 1-3 December 2017 featuring the three harpists of the major orchestras in Italy: Susanna Bertuccioli (Orchestra Maggio Musicale Firenze), Luisa Prandina (Teatro La Scala Milano), and Antonella Valenti (Teatro San Carlo Napoli).
Info: salviharps.com


The 3rd International Competition Diapason d’oro for young musicians was held in Pordeone on 6 May 2017.

Prizewinners were:
Category A
First prize: Emma Jole Dal Ferro
Category B
First prize: not awarded
Second prize: not awarded
Third prize ex aequo: Aurora Bottacin and Eleonora Burigo
Category C
First prize: Irene Pauletto
Second prize: Virginia Pestugia
Third prize ex aequo: Giada Gobbo and Irene Moratto
Category D
First prize: Eugenia Alfier

The 30th International Competition Rovere d’oro was held in San Bartolomeo a Mare.

Prizewinners were:
Category C3
First prize: Emanuele Raviol, Italy
Category C4
First prize: Evelien Vaneysendeyk, Belgium
Second prize: Ingrid Maria Roman, Romania
Category C5
Second prize: Ivana Cardamone, Italy
Third prize: Laura Marchese, Italy.

The 8th International Contest and Festival Suoni d’arpa will take place in Saluzzo 31 August to 6 September 2018. associazioneitalianarpa.it



The International Harp Festival Suoni D’arpa will take place in Saluzzo (Cuneo) 2-7 September 2017. It will host several artists: Lincoln Almada and Viggiano Popular Orchestra, Hong Kong Harp Centre Ensemble, Marcella Carboni, Park Stickney, LovingDuo, Benoit Wery, new talents baroque harp. associazioneitalianarpa.it

Between 2 and 18 February the third Bologna Harp Festival, organized by the Associazione Culturale Arpeggi, took place.  The focus of this festival lay on music therapy. American and pioneer harpist Christina Tourin, Director of the International Harp Therapy Program in San Diego, gave a two days masterclass for harp students and a concert.

A concert with Davide Burani (harp), Cristina Zavalloni (voice) and orchestra at the Duse Theatre enchanted the audience with popular music by De Falla, Berio and Ravel, while contemporary music from Cage to Glass was played at Imola by Floraleda Sacchi. In the meanwhile, a classical harp and flute concert with Morrighan’s (Irene de Bartolo and Ambra Bianchi) made an echo to the innovative and cross-over repertoire held by Harp & Hang duo (Marianne Gubri, harp and Paolo Borghi, hang and percussions).

Other events were organized at the Music Museum like educational workshops for children on harp in legends and myths with the collaboration of the harp schools of San Remo, Bologna and Imola. Food events took place in some villas in the hills of the city, while yoga, mediation and massage sessions with live harp music opened new opportunities in the field of wellness and sound-healing.

The 10th Festival Le Arpe in Villa will take place in a new location, Castello di Padernello, close to Brescia 23-29 July 2017. There will be several masterclasses, courses and concerts, featuring Anna Loro, Lincoln Almada, Mara Galassi, Flora Papadopulos, Ann Fierens, Silvia Musso, and Chiara Granata. musicadarpa.it


The 3rd International Competition Diapason D’Oro will be held in Pordenone 5-7 May 2017.

The 7th International Contest and Festival Suoni D’Arpa under the Artistic Direction of E. Degli Esposti and L.Montenz will take place in Saluzzo 2-7 September 2017. Deadline for applications 10 July 2017. associazioneitalianarpa.it