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  • 14 Aug 2016 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ever want to go to a harp festival, congress, or other gathering but never quite had the time or weren't able to justify the funds required?  Check out the first Virtual Harp Summit at http://virtualharpsummit.com/

  • 08 Aug 2016 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AGM of NZ Harp Society will take place on Saturday 3 September, 2:30pm at 53 Totara St, Fendalton, Christchurch. 

    Members are invited to come early and listen to Nina Kraus, Ning Chiang, Sasha Henderson & Helen Webby rehearse Bach's Concerto for four harps(ichords) BWV. 1065. The open rehearsal is from 12 noon - 2pm, and will be directed by Francis Yapp, School of Music, University of Canterbury.

    Members from out of town are invited to join the meeting by Skype. If you wish to do so, please email Helen Webby by 30 August to set up Skype contact.

    Email:helenwebby@gmail.com

    Nominations for 2016/17 committee of Harp Society of New Zealand are now called for: please contact Helen Webby.


  • 19 Jun 2016 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Below you will find a brochure for Summer Harp Week 2017 (click the button).  The brochure includes both information about the week and the registration form.  It sounds like a great opportunity to enjoy the Kapiti coast in the summer,  the company of other harpists and to progress your playing!

    SHW brochure 2017 small.pdf

  • 31 May 2016 4:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here’s some exciting news from your executive committee of NZ Harp Society:

    We are delighted to announce the application process for four grants of $150 each, in every calendar year.

    The four grants are open to every NZ Harp Society member, and two of the grants are specifically reserved for under 18 year olds.

    So, young harpists (and not so young ones!)…. The NZHS wants to help you, in a tangible way, to engage in projects or activities that promote harp performance, education and awareness of the harp. 

    Get your thinking caps on about what you would like to do, and get in touch with your committee

    For more details click here!

  • 31 May 2016 3:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Membership Changes

    At the 2015 AGM of the Harp Society, members voted to increase the annual membership charge to NZ$25 per year, effective 1 July 2016. This increase applies to individual New Zealand resident members.

    A new family membership category will be available from 1 July 2016. A membership charge of NZ$30 per year covers adult and child members (limited to children in primary, secondary or tertiary education) of one family who wish to be harp society members.   Each family membership is entitled to one physical journal.  However each family member can have their own membership log-in (and profile) on the Harp Society website and each receive the journal via email.

    If you are current members and desire to switch to the family membership, or have any queries regarding membership, please contact Becky.


  • 11 May 2016 7:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Dear Colleagues, 

    Warm Reminder to all of you passionate harp lovers out there! The 13th World Harp Congress will be held in Hong Kong (July 7-13, 2017)  and your enthusiastic participation will make this a wonderful congress and one of the most memorable ones in recent years. 

    Our theme for 2017 WHC is "the East meets the West". Please feel free to interpret the theme and use your creativity to submit original proposals of performance, talks, presentation soon! Your contributions will be the cornerstones of success in our upcoming congress. 

    Deadline for Submission

    Performance / Lecture Presentations, Performance Proposals, New Music, Participation Workshops, and

    Others:                                       June 1, 2016

    Focus on Youth:                        June 1, 2016

    Masterclass :                              Sept  1, 2016

    Academic Papers / Lectures:   November 15, 2016

    Please check out the details and guidelines at http://www.whc2017.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whc2017/

    Don't hesitate to send us questions at info at:  whc2017@gmail.com

    We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong in 2017, our Pearl of the Orient!

    Dan Yu/ Angela Yau

    Co-Chairs / World Harp Congress 2017 Organising Committee"

  • 21 Mar 2016 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    For details about the Springtide group and more details please see their website www.springtidemusic.com   :  Here is the list I cut and paste from their site.


    Fri     May 6    8pm
    East Coast Folk Club
    Torbay, Auckland

    Sat     May 7  Eve
    Nikau Caves Cafe
    Tuakau  Ph: 9-233 3005

    Weds    May 11  7pm 
    House Concert, Waihi
    Contact: Mary Barr

    Sat / Sun    May 14 -15
    Folk Under the Mountain
    Te Aroha, New Zealand

    Weds May 18
    Hamilton Acoutic Music Club
    Nivara Lounge, Hamilton

    Sat  May 21
    House Concert - New Plymouth
    Peter Egli (Venue & Contct TBA)

    Thurs May 26
    Acoustic Routes Folk Club
    Wellington

  • 11 Mar 2016 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wow!   Edmar Castañeda is visiting New Zealand!

    If you don't know anything about him, I advice looking him up on youtube and taking a look at his website.

    He's one of the musicians at WOMAD (both here and in Australia) and is an amazing Jazz harpist.  

    For information and tickets see:   http://www.womad.co.nz/artists/115/40/edmar-castaneda-trio

  • 22 Feb 2016 7:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My name is Daniel Clive McCallum. I am an Australian born composer currently living and working in Los Angeles. I have written a number of works for harp in various different ensemble and chamber scores over the years and I thoughts I would share with you a recent work I have just completed. 


    Below I have attached a a score and audio file for solo harp that I thought you might enjoy and circulate/share among other harpists should you so wish. (we have tucked this in the NZHS archive so members can access it when they wish to)


    I will be recording this work for a new CD this month with the American harpist Lara Somogyi. As this is a new work there has yet to be any premier. I will be happy to send through a live recording once it is recorded.


    Kindest regards,


    Daniel Clive McCallum

    Music Composer

    Phone: +1(310)804-7257

    Skype: daniel.c.mccallum

    IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5322447/

    Web Site: www.DanielCliveMcCallum.com


  • 21 Feb 2016 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dutch Harp Competition  12–16 October 2016  Utrecht, The Netherlands

     The New Year is here! What will you achieve in 2016? 

    Make it something great. The Dutch Harp Competition is back for a fourth edition, and it's open to harpists of all nationalities and ages—there are no limits! This is not a typical contest of technical skill; we want you to bring your personality and show us what makes you unique as a musician. The programme requirements are a call for creativity. In your support, we pledge to hold up a rigorous commitment to fairness. We also promise to make it worth your time. The rewards at every level are designed to make a meaningful impact on your career. You don't want to miss this!

    Application period  1 March –to  1 June 2016


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