Auditions and vacancies. Harp. Performance jobs.

Principal harp


Posted: 16.04.2024

Concours: Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 June 2024Invitations to the audition e-mailed: May 03, 2024

Closing date: 21.04.2024

principal harp


Posted: 21.03.2023

Rehearsals and performance for concerts or for audio & videoIf you have any questions,please contact

Closing date: 01.06.2024

Harp: audition and classical music jobs

A musician who plays the harp is known as a harpist. Live harp music is appropriate for a variety of occasions, whether its serving as classy, calming background music for a wedding or taking center stage during a recital.
The two types of harp are the large concert harp (of the type played in orchestras), and the smaller Celtic harp. The concert harp offers the most versatility in terms of repertoire, and has a bigger, fuller sound. The Celtic harp is especially suited to folk music (particularly Irish and Scottish), though much classical repertoire and other music suited to weddings can also be played on it, and this type of harp can be ideal in smaller, more intimate venues.
The majority of harpists on the Alive Network website offer the large concert harp, though some also offer the Celtic harp as an option. The Celtic harp enjoys its most widespread use in Scotland and Ireland.
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The Universities usually offer degrees at every level, including undergraduate, graduate, and diploma programs. You can receive a comprehensive education in harp, including solo playing, ensemble playing, orchestral repertoire, opera, band, ballet, harp ensembles, and new music performances, as well as a strong emphasis on harp pedagogy.

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A Harpist plays the harp in classical settings, such as orchestras, symphonies, ensembles, and even solo acts. As a Harpist, you’ve probably trained for years perfecting your string-plucking talents, and you have the calluses to prove it. Despite the instrument’s elegant looks, harp strings are tough and thick, and it requires strength to play.
Of course, you have great musical talent in addition to being physically strong. You are skilled at playing not only by ear but also by sight and touch. And to round out your musical virtuosity, you have a love for the artistry of classical music, and an appreciation and understanding for the technical skills that go into playing it.
The harp requires the dual talent of plucking strings with your fingers and pumping pedals with your feet. It’s in this way that Pianist make great Harpists, and vice versa. The configurations of pedals and strings, notes and harmonies not only make sense to you, but they’re also second nature to you. You’re creative with your playing because, being both an Instrumentalist and a Technician, you know that there are multiple ways to get to the same sound.

The harp is one of the most ancient types of stringed instruments. It was important in pre-Christian cultures and still survives today in many forms all over the world. Harps use open strings exclusively, thus the range of each is determined by the number of strings. In the Middle Ages strings were made from twisted animal gut (usually from sheep), although horse hair and even silk were used as well.
Each string of the harp is attached to a wooden peg or metal pin. Strings are tuned by adjusting these pegs or pins. Since tuning was diatonic, only one mode could be used at a time.

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The list of international music schools includes education to become a harpist:
1. Rutgers University - New Brunswick
2. Princeton University
3. University of Pennsylvania
4. University of Liege
5. Catholic University of Leuven
6. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
7. University of Ljubljana
8. City of Edinburgh Music School
9. Harris Institute of Music
10. Toho College of Music

Harp Societies:
1. American Harp Society
2. Harp Society of New Zealand
3. Historical Harp Society
4. International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen
5. Harp Society of Queensland

The most famous harp players in the world:
1. King David
2. Joanna Newsom.
3. Loreena McKennitt
4. Alice Coltrane
5. Andreas Vollenweider
6. Dorothy Ashby
7. Beste Toparlak

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