The NZ Harp Performance Competition (since 2015) is open to NZ harpists from beginner to Grade 8. Each year the entry form, and updated rules are posted here ... harpists from all over NZ video their best performance and send it in to enter the competition. All entries are posted on our youtube channel, and some of the entries have also been selected as examples of exam pieces on the Morley Harps website. Prizes are generously sponsored by members of the NZ harp scene - harpists, harp makers and retailers alike - we are very lucky to have this sponsorship. Each year our judges are harp teachers from NZ, and overseas, and the task of selecting a winner is not an easy one! Winners 2015 Winners 2016 Winners 2017 Winners 2018 Winners for 2019 .... Thanks to our sponsors Kim Webby Harpmaker, Oceania Harp Studio, Harps of the South, The Oxnam Family, The NZ Harp Society, and to our judges Keziah Thomas (UK), Maeve Gilchrist (Scotland/USA), Helen Webby (Christchurch), Annemieke Harmonie (Nelson), Michelle Velvin (Wellington)
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!!!!
(we also have Bethany and Iona who first entered in 2015, but unfortunately we had a different admin system - it was a later thought to put the entries on YouTube, and at the time, not all entrants gave their permission, so we no longer have the videos for Iona and Bethany)