The Exhibit Liaison helps with planning and set up of exhibits at each congress. During the congress the Exhibit Liaison visits each booth to answer exhibitor questions and ensure they have what they need.


Patricia Wooster, USA

Focus on Youth Concerts are an important feature in each World Harp Congress.  The goal of the Focus on Youth Concerts is to establish a platform for gifted young harpists (under 21 years of age) and to encourage and recognize them by providing a performance opportunity followed by advice from a panel of professional harpists.  Up to 25 players are selected on the basis of a submitted recording and information on how to apply is published ahead of each Congress event.


Ernestine Stoop, The Netherlands

The Help and Resources Project was created to help both students and professional harpists whose country’s economy prevents them from obtaining needed supplies such as strings and music.

Please contact us if you have extra harp supplies or music and wish to help out harpists in need.


Mercedes Gomez, Mexico

Marisela Gonzalez, Venezuela

Veronika Lemishenko, Ukraine

Stasa Mirkovic, Serbia

Marcelo Penido, Brazil

The WHC Early Harp Music Committee seeks to encourage a greater awareness of the numerous opportunities available to explore the past repertory of the harp and to engage the growing number of harpists interested in performing these works. The Committee promotes these goals by the following activities:
  1. Proposes and organizes sessions at World Harp Congress events that feature performances and research related to early harp music.
  2. Publicizes the availability of early harp music (both scores and recordings) online found in digital repositories like the Internet Archive, Gallica, and Internet Culturale.
  3. Oversees the creation of a directory of libraries that hold important collections of historical harp music, which may not yet be available online.
  4. Seeks to increase the availability of historic editions online.
  5. Develops an ongoing online forum that remains active between congresses to identify potential works to be featured at upcoming conferences and publicize the activities of harpists performing historic harp music.
  6. Establishes liaisons with other organizations focused on the early harp and its repertory.
David A. Day, USA

Purpose: To encourage and facilitate performances of new music at World Harp Congresses. This committee proposes and reviews and screens proposals of new music works and world premieres for future Congresses. 


Ernestine Stoop, The Netherlands