After sell out premiere concert and competition in January 2016 and again in 2017. We are excited to announce that we will continue with this competition annualy. Each year the competition concert will take place in January and the winner is decided by audience votes. Four runner ups are chosen by each years judges.
The Best Collaboration Award Winner £250 Cash Prize Sponsored by Kimichi Independent Secondary School www.kimichischool.co.uk
Runner Up prizes The top 5 pieces will be published and released for free. Sponsored by PoppyHarp Publishing www.poppyharp.com
2016/2017 - Ivory by Anthony Green Performed by Olivia Jageurs
"Your piece touched my heart the most. It was a fascinating experiences as well as comforting and melodic. Just beautiful. I loved the way you used the colours of the harp and you gave the harpist a challenge." "Lovely sonorities!" "Love the creativity of the music and Eastern influences." "I like the Japanese influence" "I loved this piece because it had really cool techniques. Also it was pretty and flowed very well. Loved it." "Enjoyed the way the harp was made to sound 'different'. I thought the composition was well balanced. Thank you" "Really enjoyed this work" "A Haunting and melodic melding of eastern and western musical styled and cultures, echoing the mysteries of the east and openness of the west." "Fantastic. I loved how the piece was so uniquely framed. Olivia is a fantastic performer." "Evocative, memorable, beautiful and beautifully performed." "Haunting and delicate, evocative of the fragile beauty of a Japanese painting" "A beautiful and clever piece, blending Japanese influences brilliantly"
2015/2016 - Foreign Halls by Ben Parkinson Atherton Performed by Vera Khait "Excellent piece and was this really your first composition? All the best for the future" "Sensitive, mature composition thoroughly enjoyable." "It sounded like something from Legend of Zelda, I loved it" "Both of Ben's pieces were melodic but this flowed and was well balanced with accents and colour" "Strong atmospheric melody, well developed. I would love to hear more variations!"