2020 NZ Harp Performance Competition - Winners!!! *Initial/Grade One Yuxan Wang - prize $75 donated by The Matariki Practice *Grade Two/Three Aleesha Kiing - prize $75 donated by Rhiannon Swift (winner 2019) *Grade Four/Five Alison Wang - prize $100 donated by Derek Neutze *Grade Six/Seven Layla Sudol - prize $150 donated by Carter Harps Australia
First Timers $50 –Ben Thomas A spot prize for a harpist who is entering the competition for the first time in 2020. Sponsored and awarded by Maria Oxnam.
Giving it the Jandal $75 - Ava Boyd A spot prize sponsored and awarded by Jac Field, who will be looking for an enthusiastic and musical performance.
The Fay Mills Award for Outstanding Achievement. To be awarded to a student who is re-entering the competition and shows significant improvement and musical maturity since their entry in 2019. Students of Carolyn Mills are not eligible. Cash prize and two skype lessons as awarded by Carolyn Mills.
We're very grateful to the sponsors who make this competition happen with their donations!
2020 Judges - Alex Rider, UK, (hear Alex here) and Rachel Hair, Scotland - woohoo!
And for a bit of a blast from a past (and giggle) I'm compiling pairings of videos of the younger harpies who appeared in the first competition and the current one - look how far they have come!!!!