LYON & HEALY HARPS ANNOUNCES
THE 2013 LYON & HEALY AWARDS LOS ANGELES WINNERS
CHICAGO – June 19, 2013 – Lyon & Healy Harps is pleased to have presented the Lyon & Healy Awards at the Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles, on June 14 and 15, preceding the American Harp Society’s 10th Summer Institute. Helen Gerhold (Lansdale, PA), Rachel Hall (Roanoke, VA) and Ann Marie Liss (Aurora, CO) were chosen as the four Award Winners out of 27 participants. Each received from Lyon & Healy Harps $2,000, a $500 Lyon & Healy gift certificate and a Winners’ plaque to commemorate their Award. They will also be invited to perform a joint recital at Lyon & Healy Hall and will receive a copy of the performance recording.
The jury consisted of Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Julie Smith, Principal Harpist of the San Diego Symphony; and Mary Kay Waddington, author of the Suzuki Harp School, composition arranger and teacher. They also recognized five Honorable Mentions including Ian McVoy (Richmond, VA), Emily Melendes (Waukesha, WI), Katherine Siochi (Iowa City, IA) and Yan Yin Yany Tse (Hong Kong, China).
“We are so pleased with the camaraderie among the competitors, as well as the high level of musicianship brought to the Lyon & Healy Awards,” states Heather Azem, Lyon & Healy Awards Manager. “It will be wonderful to see all their careers grow in the future.”
Photo Left: (L to R) Rachel Hall, Ann Marie Liss and Helen Gerhold, 2013 Lyon & Healy Award Winners.
Photo Below: Antonio Forero, President & CEO, Lyon & Healy Harps, with Lyon & Healy Awards Competitors (L to R) Maria Rindenello-Parker, Maho Morikawa, Carolyn Lund, Alexandra Katelyn Mullins, Ann McLaughlin, Natalie Hoffmann, Ian McVoy, Helen Gerhold, Rachel Hall, Ann Marie Liss, Emmanuel Padilla, Emily Melendes, Betuel Ramirez, Lisa Lamb, Emily Mader, Katherine Siochi, Charles Overton, Linda-Rose Hembreiker, Marina Roznitovsky, Zachary Hatcher, Francesa Gao. Not pictured: Naomi Hoffmeyer, Vivian Hsu, Eunile Lee, Chen-Yu Huang, Yan Yin Yany Tse, Michelle Gott.
LYON & HEALY HARPS ANNOUNCES THE 2013 LYON & HEALY AWARDS CARDIFF WINNERS
CHICAGO – FEBRUARY 25, 2013 – Lyon & Healy Harps is pleased to have presented the Lyon & Healy Awards at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales on February 15-17, in conjunction with the Ingenious Royal Welsh College International Harp Festival. Elizabeth Bass (United Kingdom), Llywelyn Jones (United Kingdom), Jasmin-Isabel Kühne (Germany) and Markus Thalheimer (Germany) were chosen as the four Award Winners out of 36 participants. Each received a check from Lyon & Healy Harps for £2,000 and a Winners’ plaque to commemorate their Award.
The jury consisted of Ms. Jana Bouskova, Principal Harpist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Ms. Maria Luisa Rayan-Forero, internationally renowned soloist, teacher and arranger of music for harp; and Ms. Karen Vaughan, Head of Harp at the Royal Academy of Music. After long debate, the jury decided to award a fourth prize (originally three) as there was such a large number of contestants. “We are delighted to have received such a huge response from the contestants in our first presentation in Europe, as we received more applications than ever before for an Awards,” states Heather Azem, Lyon & Healy Awards Manager. “The level of musicianship reached new heights as each contestant played the repertoire beautifully. It is always wonderful to work with the contestants and hear emerging talent.”
Photo: (L to R) Markus Thalheimer, Elizabeth Bass, Jasmin-Isabel Kühne and Llywelyn Jones, 2013 Lyon & Healy Awards Cardiff Winners.
18th INTERNATIONAL HARP CONTEST IN ISRAEL
TEL AVIV – DECEMBER 6, 2012 – Anaïs Gaudemard, France, was awarded First Prize. Gaudemard will receive a custom-made Style 23 Gold Concert Grand harp, a $5000 cash prize, a debut recital at Lyon & Healy Hall, Chicago, and a CD recording, all sponsored by Lyon & Healy Harps. Second Prize was awarded to Agne Keblyte, Lithuania, and Third Prize to Mai Fukui, Japan. Lyon & Healy Harps has been a sponsor for 53 years since the Contest's inception in 1959. For more information, please visit the official Contest site.
LYON & HEALY PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 40TH AHS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
CHICAGO – APRIL 20, 2012 – Lyon & Healy looks forward to exhibiting harps and enjoying the varied concerts at the 40th National Conference of the American Harp Society in New York City this June 30 to July 3. Congratulations to the AHS on celebrating their 50th Anniversary! If you are interested in seeing a particular harp at our exhibition at the Conference, please send us an email. Click on the Conference logo to visit the Conference site.