We are so lucky to have a wonderful group of harpists join us each year. From incredible musicians such as Eleanor Turner and Shelley Fairplay to fantastic young proffessional harpists starting out their careers after music college. Each harpist offers the composer a unique and specialist advice regarding their piece ensuring it is the best it can be for the instrument and for the compeition. Our team of judges each year includes harpists, composers and representitives from PoppyHarp Publishing.
How to become a 'FBP' Harpist: If you would like to join us as a harpist please email Fran Barsby -firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read the harpist expectations below, prior to emailing.
Expectations of Harpists
Our harpists are all in full time employment or study. They are all volenteers and passionate about creating new and exciting music whilst supporting young proffessional composers. Harpists are expected to:
Offer advice and support in the final stages of composition
Create audio clips/ have skype sessions/ call composers to let them hear how thier piece is progressing over 5 months between August and January.
Harpists are not expected to write any scores, correct scores
Each harpists must to perform at the Hidden Gem Competition Concert.
Harpists must not perform the piece in full before the Hidden Gem Concert.
Expectations of Composers
Finalist composers have the fantastic chance of being paired with one of our expert harpists. Composers,
Cannot choose which harpist they work with. Each pairing is discussed and chosen by the judges, this decision is made using top 3 choises a harpist submits out of the top 10 finalists.
Composers are expected to be open to advice given by their harpist.
Composers are asked to be prompt with revisions and edits suggested by their harpist.
Composers must understand that each harpist is a volenteer and dedicating their time to the project. This means that meetings must be scheduled to suit both harpist and composer. Composers are asked to be considerate to harpists work commitments.
Composers must not perform their piece in full before the Hidden Gem Concert.
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