100 Harps - The Auckland Harp Expo 1-4pm, Saturday 28th July, 2018
You'll have to forgive me - I'm already ridiculously excited about this event! This is a dream come true - to have all the main Auckland Harp businesses - teachers, makers, and retailers - together in one place. I'm going to make myself sound ancient now - 'if you have been on the harp scene as long as I have ....' I'm not THAT ancient, but I have been on the scene since the late 80s and know what a huge growth we have had in our harp scene. When I started there were 2 harp teachers in Auckland, one harp maker in NZ, not long later a shop starting importing harps, a harp maker started up in the 90s in the lower North Island .... I could go on!
100 Harps - The Harp Expo will showcase some of not only Auckland, but NZ's top harp teachers, makers, and retailers, supported by the NZ Harp Society and Harp Events. This event will be open to the public - come and try and harp, meet the teachers and makers, meet the new Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra harpist, Ingrid Bauer, and see live performances from Auckland harp ensembles, and teachers. Visit the Harp Petting Zoo and not only have a play of the harps there, but learn to tune a harp string with Olya. Harp teachers and retailers will have music, CD's, harps, music stands and seats available for purchase.
Get all the updates on our Facebook event - 100 Harps - there are updates every few days!
Here's a list of the harp businesses who you will be able to chat to at 100 Harps:
The NZ Harp Society
Kim Webby Harpmaker
Vernon Payne (harp maker)
The Therapy Harp Training Program NZ
Ingrid Bauer (new APO harpist)
Harp Teachers: Becky Swan, Melody Lin, Lana Breed, Robyn Sutherland, Waiting Shyu, Wendy Piddington, Ina Yoon,
1pm. BegEnz Harp Orchestra (the beginners - in training)
1.30. Jennifer Zhang and Janice Tsai
2pm. Lana Breed
2.30. Ingrid Bauer
3pm. Harpistina, Ivy Yu, Haley Kang
3.30. Auckland Harp Orchestra