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BETH SYDD Ar 2021

Focus on Youth Session 1

Monday, 19 July 2021, 9:00:00 UTC

A focus on the stars of the future. Successful applicants to the WHC2020 Focus on Youth programme introduce themselves and give their performances under the watchful eye of, and with feedback from a panel of professional harpists.

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Álmos Tallós
Heather Brooks
Claire Schuurmans
Alexandra Bidi
Mai Kamiyama
Anwen Mai Thomas

Historical and World Workshop

Monday, 19 July 2021, 13:00:00 UTC

A small journey and taste of different harps from around the world. We will listen and learn about the Kora from Africa; Paraguayan Harp and the much-loved Clarsach.

Featuring

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Hermanos Corbalán
Elinor Evans
Seckou Keita

Focus on Youth Session 2

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 9:00:00 UTC

A focus on the stars of the future. Successful applicants to the WHC2020 Focus on Youth programme introduce themselves and give their performances under the watchful eye of, and with feedback from a panel of professional harpists.

Featuring

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Jernej Mišič
Julia Dietrich
Renee Yadav
Janice Hur
Victoria Markova
Yuki Dempo

Classical Masterclass / Workshop

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 13:00:00 UTC

Prize winning harpist Mélanie Laurent will give some tips on how to prepare the repertoire for international competitions. She will be joined by the amazing Alexander Boldachev who will give an insight into his arrangements which push so many harp boundaries, and the versatile Maria Luisa-Rayan will explain why Bach and Piazzola are two of her favourite composers.

Featuring

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Mélanie Laurent
Alexander Boldachev
Maria Luisa Rayan

Focus on Youth Session 3

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 9:00:00 UTC

A focus on the stars of the future. Successful applicants to the WHC2020 Focus on Youth programme introduce themselves and give their performances under the watchful eye of, and with feedback from a panel of professional harpists.

Featuring

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Claire Thai
Huw Boucher
Woojin Lee
Elena Vallebona
Eve Lung
Rena Kojima

Welsh Folk Workshop

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 13:00:00 UTC

Croeso i Gymru! Welcome to Wales! We are so looking forward to welcoming you all here to our beautiful Wales and get you excited about your visit. Experience some of our culture through traditional harp playing, singing, dancing and stories.

Featuring

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Ellen Williams
Robin Huw Bowen
Welsh Folk Dance
Calan

Focus on Youth Session 4

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 9:00:00 UTC

A focus on the stars of the future. Successful applicants to the WHC2020 Focus on Youth programme introduce themselves and give their performances under the watchful eye of, and with feedback from a panel of professional harpists. Following today's Focus on Youth session there will be a tribute to Mrs Kayo Otake, a longtime supporter of the WHC Focus on Youth Programme.

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Tribute to Mrs Kayo Otake
Hyejin Kim
Valerie Wai Ki Sim
Johanna Ander Ljung
Kaitlyn Tan
Maria Bubnova

Jazz/Electric Workshop

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 13:00:00 UTC

Brandee Younger and Amanda Whiting (with her trio), are the new generation of jazz harpists who will both exhibit how Ashby has inspired their unique styles. Experience also, the innovative music of Rhodri Davies, who will introduce you to new sounds and techniques on the harp.

Featuring

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Brandee Younger
Rhodri Davies
Amanda Whiting

Focus on Youth Session 5

Friday, 23 July 2021, 9:00:00 UTC

A focus on the stars of the future. Successful applicants to the WHC2020 Focus on Youth programme introduce themselves and give their performances under the watchful eye of, and with feedback from a panel of professional harpists.

Featuring

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Aimee Lam
Qi Han
Virginia Pestugia
Amanda Kengor
Marcelina Dabek
Evelien Vaneysendeyk

Highlights of World Harp Congress 2022

Friday, 23 July 2021, 13:00:00 UTC

To close our “Wales online” Festival, artistic director Catrin Finch will introduce the programme for next year’s Congress from its home at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She will be joined by Chair Caryl Thomas, Alis Huws (official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales), and other young Welsh harpists.

Featuring

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The Online from Wales Ensemble
Alis Huws
Caryl Thomas
Catrin Finch