The NZ Harp Performance Competition in 2016
Initial/Grade 1 WInner - Emilia Finer (Kerikeri) playing "Berceuse from six pieces" by David Watkins, playing a Dusty Strings harp.
Grade 2/3 Winner - Jessica Logopati (Christchurch) plays "Les Pfifferai" composed by Charles Gounod, and plays on an Aoyama harp.
Grade 6/7 Winner - Ning Chiang (Christchurch) plays "Fire Dance" composed by David Watkins.
And the winners of the 2016 competition are:
Grade 2/3 Jessica Logopati (Christchurch)
Grade 4/5 Kemp Reweti (Palmerston North)
Grade 6/7 Ning Chiang (Christchurch)
There were no entries in the Grade 8 or Diploma class.
Special award for 'Props and presentation' to Joelle Ireland (Auckland) Grade 4/5
Congratulations to all these harpists, and everyone else (parents and partners included) who put so much time in to preparing these performance videos. The judges - Carolyn Mills, Michelle Velvin, Emma Graham (UK) and Deborah Henson Conant (USA) had many lovely comments about the entries!!! We thank them, and our very generous sponsors (Rebecca Harris, Carolyn Mills, Cathie Harrop and Harps of the South) for their efforts. All the videos (and some from 2015) are available to view on YouTube - start here with our winners....
*Initial Grade/Grade One - prize $75 donated by Cathie Harrop
* Grade Two/Three - prize $75 donated by Carolyn Mills
*Grade Four/Five - prize $100 donated by Rebecca Harris
*Grade Six/Seven - prize $150 donated by Harps of the South
Grade 4/5 Winner - Kemp Reweti (Palmerston North) plays "The River Flows In You" arranged by Sylvia Woods, on his Harps of the South harp.
Judge's Special Award for Presentation
Joelle Ireland (Auckland) plays "The Theme from Up" arranged by Sylvia Woods, on her CF34 harp made by Stewart Harps. Joelle played in Grade 4/5 class