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 Harps presents the 2013 Lyon & Healy Awards LOS ANGELES
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CHICAGO – May, 2012 – Lyon & Healy Harps is pleased to present the Lyon & Healy Awards on June 14 and 15, 2013, at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles. Taking place prior to the American Harp Society 2013 Summer Institute and National Competition, national and international competitors will compete to become one of three Award winners. Each prize includes a joint recital at Lyon & Healy Hall and a copy of the performance recording, $2,000 in cash and a $500 Lyon & Healy gift certificate.
Each competitor will perform Gabriel Fauré’s “Impromptu pour la Harpe, Op. 86,” and Franz Liszt's “The Nightingale.” Both days of competition and the Winners’ Recital are open to the public and held at the Colburn School of Music at 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Lyon & Healy Harps presents the 2013 Lyon & Healy Awards CARDIFF, WALES
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CHICAGO – April, 2012 – Lyon & Healy Harps is pleased to present the Lyon & Healy Awards on February 15-17, 2013, at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales. National and international competitors will compete to become one of three Award winners, each receiving $2,000 in cash.
Each competitor will perform Benjamin Britten's “Suite for Harp, Op. 83,” and Gabriel Fauré’s “Impromptu pour la Harpe, Op. 86”. Both days of competition and the Winners’ Recital are open to the public and held at the Royal College of Music and Drama at Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER, United Kingdom.
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.
LYON & HEALY HARPS ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 LYON & HEALY CONCERT SERIES
CHICAGO – SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 – Lyon & Healy Harps announced today the 2011-
2012 Lyon & Healy Concert Series featuring a season of five concerts by world-renowned harpists including Maria Krushevskaya, Agnès Clément, Alexandra Katelyn Mullins, Elizabeth White Clark, Sarah Davis, Samuel Karlinski and Marie-Pierre Langlamet. The season is scheduled to open in October and conclude in March 2012 with performances at Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago, The Purcell Room at the Southbank
Centre in London and Salle Gaveau in Paris.
To purchase tickets, please visit our Lyon & Healy Concert Series page.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:15 p.m.
The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London
Maria Krushevskaya, harp
Solo harpist of the Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra in Moscow and Gold Medalist of the 7th USA International Harp Competition, Maria Krushevskaya has charmed audiences as a recitalist and concerto soloist throughout Russia, Europe and the United States. Her program will feature works by J.S. Bach, R.N.C. Bochsa, Joseph Jongen, E. Parish-Alvars, Carlos Salzedo, Enrique Granados, Jacques Charpentier and Albert Zabel.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Lyon & Healy Hall, Chicago
Agnès Clément, harp
Andrey Baranov, violin
As the Gold Medalist of the 8th USA International Harp Competition, French harpist Agnès Clément, opens the 2011-2012 Chicago series with a special Gala performance. Most recently, Ms. Clément was featured as a soloist at the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver. She is joined in recital by Andrey Baranov, a Laureate of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Their program will feature works by Claude Debussy, Manuel de Falla, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Michael Maganuco, E. Parish-Alvars, Jules Massenet, Dimitri Shostakovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Pablo de Sarasate and Camille Saint-Saëns.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Lyon & Healy Hall, Chicago
Alexandra Katelyn Mullins, harp
Elizabeth White Clark, harp
Sarah Davis, harp
Samuel Karlinski, harp
The 2011 Lyon & Healy Awards Winners join together in this special Lyon & Healy Hall debut performance, as part of their prize. Alexandra Katelyn Mullins currently serves as the harpist of the Charlotte Youth Symphony Orchestra. Elizabeth White Clark was recently named the winner of the Young Professional Division of the American Harp Society National Competition and will serve as the AHS Concert Artist over the next two years. Sarah Davis is currently a substitute harpist for the San Diego Symphony. Samuel Karlinski was recently featured in the 11th World Harp Congress’ Focus on Youth program. Their program will feature works by Benjamin Britten, R. Murray Schafer, Marcel Grandjany, David Watkins, Bernard Andrés, Marcel Tournier, Pierick Houdy, Carl Ph. E. Bach and Henriette Renié.
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Lyon & Healy Hall, Chicago
Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp
Lara St. John, violin
Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Principal Harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993, returns to Lyon & Healy Hall in a duet recital with Canadian violinist Lara St. John. Ms. Langlamet has been featured across the globe as a soloist, orchestral musician and recording artist. Ms. St. John, a Juno Award winner, has performed as a soloist with many orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia and has recorded eight acclaimed albums. Their program will feature works by J. S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Sebastian Currier, Maurice Ravel, Gaetano Donizetti, Fritz Kreisler, Gabriel Faure and Claude Debussy.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.
Salle Gaveau, Paris
Agnès Clément, harp
French harpist Agnès Clément returns to the Lyon & Healy Concert Series for her debut solo recital in Paris. Gold Medalist of the 8th USA International Harp Competition and finalist in numerous other international competitions, she has been featured throughout France, the United States, Canada and Europe. Her program will feature works by E.
Parish-Alvars, Claude Debussy, Henriette Renie, Aram Khachaturian, Philippe Hersant, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Michael Maganuco, Johannes Brahms and Manuel de Falla.
About Lyon & Healy Hall
Located in the historic factory building on North Ogden Avenue, with views of the city skyline behind the stage, Lyon & Healy Hall promises to be one of the country’s premier venues for the appreciation of chamber music, and harp music in particular. Lyon & Healy was founded in 1864 by George Washburn Lyon and Patrick J. Healy. The latter was the driving force behind decades of groundbreaking innovation in engineering and craftsmanship. From its earliest days, Lyon & Healy has been a pioneer in the music world, producing the first American-made harp and introducing the upright piano,
Thomas Edison’s gramophone, the player piano, the spinet piano and the electric organ. As one of the oldest commercial institutions in the city, its prestige in the musical life of Chicago was well-established before the great fire of 1871. Historically, it has been identified with the city’s progress and has been a cultural icon since its founding.
The unparalleled sound of a Lyon & Healy harp is recognized around the world in concert halls and conservatories. Its resonance, clarity and beauty of design are among its distinguishing characteristics. For more than 115 years, Lyon & Healy instruments have been played by the world’s leading symphony orchestras and world-renowned harp soloists.
A hallmark of the company’s success over the years has been the dedicated craftsmanship of its Chicago artisans who continue to produce harps in much the same way they have been produced for centuries – with pride and by hand. Another hallmark is its commitment to professional education for music educators and its support for Chicago’s community and other cultural organizations. Lyon & Healy has made its performance space available to local non-profit organizations for special events.
Photographs of Lyon & Healy Hall are available on our website: www.lyonhealy.com. To arrange an interview or to visit the hall, please contact Heather Azem, Concert Hall Manager at (312) 786-1881 x312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyon & Healy Harps Announces the 2011 Lyon & Healy Awards Winners
(L to R) 2011 Lyon & Healy Award Participants Alisa Coffey, Amber Carpenter, Emily Klein, Natalie Salzman, Marissa Knaub, Haley Rhodeside, Alexandra Katelyn Mullins (Winner), Samuel Karlinski (Winner), Elizabeth Anne White (Winner), Sarah Nicole Davis (Winner), Carolyn Lund, Hannah Blalock, Tess Epperson, Michelle Heuer, Emily Clarkson, Peggy Houng, Chen-Yu Huang and Hsin Huei Poe. Not all contestants pictured.
The jury consisted of Mr. David Itkin, Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of North Texas School of Music; Ms. Susan McDonald, Chair of the Department of Music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Artistic Director of the World Harp Congress and Founder of the USA International Harp Competition; and Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, Distinguished Professor of Harp at the University of Arizona. They also recognized five Honorable Mentions including Alisa Coffey (Great Falls, VA), Chen-Yu Huang (Urbana, IL), Emily Klein (Gladwyne, PA), Melissa Stockstill (Baker, LA) and Maura Valenti (New Haven, CT).
After long debate, the jury decided to award a fourth prize (originally three) as the Lyon & Healy Awards participants brought an extremely high level of musicianship to very difficult repertoire this year. “We are so pleased to offer this additional prize and look forward to presenting the winners as part of our concert series,” states Heather Azem, Lyon & Healy Awards Manager. “It is always wonderful to work with the contestants and hear emerging talent.”
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Lyon & Healy Harps presents the 2011 Lyon & Healy Awards
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CHICAGO – March 29, 2010 – Lyon & Healy Harps is pleased to present the Lyon & Healy Awards on June 18 and 19, 2011, at the University of North Texas College of Music in Denton. Taking place prior to the American Harp Society 2011 Summer Institute and National Competition, national and international competitors will compete to become one of three Award winners. Each prize includes $2,000 cash and a $500 Lyon & Healy gift certificate.
Each competitor will perform Marcel Grandjany’s “Rhapsodie pour la Harpe,” and Henriette Renié’s “Legende.” All three winners will repeat their competition program at the Lyon & Healy Awards Winners’ Recital on Monday afternoon. Both days of competition and the Winners’ Recital are open to the public and held at the University of North Texas College of Music, 415 Avenue C, Denton, TX 76201.
List of Winners Announced for the 2nd National Harp Contest Oct 2009, Mexico
Advanced Category: 1st Prize, Ruth Bennett; 2nd and 3rd Prizes, not awarded
Intermediate II Category: 1st Prize, Betuel Ramirez; 2nd Prize, not awarded; 3rd Prize, César Méndez
Intermediate I Category: 1st Prize, Emmanuel Padilla; 2nd Prize, Hilario Miramontes; 3rd Prize, Sariah Flores
Youth Category: 1st Prize, Balam Ramos; 2nd Prize, Ireri del Moral; 3rd Prize, Kiah Martíinez and Sebástian Becerra
List of Prizes Announced for The 17th International Harp Contest in Israel, 50th Anniversary, Oct 6-20, 2009
No First Prize
Second Prize: Ina Zdorovetchi, Moldova
Rosalind G. Weindling Prize: US $6,000
Third Prize: Remy van Kesteren, the Netherlands
In memory of Rachel Graetz: US $4,000
Ina Zdorovetchi, Moldova, won:
Chamber Music Prize in memory of Yona Ettinger: US $ 3,000
For the best performance of the Chamber Music in the Semi Final Stage
Ina Zdorovetchi, Moldova, won:
Aharon Zvi & Mara Propes Prize: US $2,500
For the best performance of Out of Infinity by Yitzhak Yedid the Israeli composition in Stage I
Remy van Kesteren, the Netherlands
Mario Falcao Prize: US $1,500
For the best performance of the Free Choice, Contemporary Piece, in Stage II
Emily Levin, USA, won:
Irena Kaganovsky Prize: US $1,000
For the best performance of Henriette Renié Piece Symphonique en trios èpisodes in Stage II
Lyon & Healy Harps Announces
The 2009 Lyon & Healy Award Winners
CHICAGO – July 9, 2009 – Lyon & Healy Harps is pleased to have presented the first Lyon & Healy Awards at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, on June 26 and 27, preceding the American Harp Society’s 8th Summer Institute. Sadie Turner (Spring, TX), Elizabeth Anne White (Salt Lake City, UT) and Danyi Xia (Philadelphia, PA) were chosen as the three Award Winners. Each received a check from Lyon & Healy Harps for $2,000, a $500 Lyon & Healy gift certificate and a Winners’ plaque to commemorate their Award.
“We were extremely pleased with the level of talent the participants brought to the Awards. Everyone played remarkably well and it was a great pleasure to showcase the rising stars of today’s generation. We look forward to being a part of their careers ahead,” states Heather Azem, Lyon & Healy Awards Manager.
The jury consisting of Ms. Patricia Wooster, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Harp Congress, Mr. Sivan Magen, First Prize Winner of the 16th International Harp Contest in Israel, and Dr. Robert Baldwin, Director of Orchestras at the University of Utah School of Music, also awarded Emily Levin (Centennial, CO) an Honorable Mention.
Winners of the 2009 Lyon & Healy Awards (from top left): Sadie Turner, Elizabeth Anne White and Danyi Xia
Some of the participants of the Lyon & Healy Awards (left to right): Hannah Blalock, Molly Arns, Emily Levin (Honorable Mention), Katherine Redlus, Emilie Lom, Eiko Sugawara, Chen-Yu Huang; at podium: Heather Azem, Lyon & Healy Awards Manager.
For further information about the Lyon & Healy Awards, please contact Heather Azem at +1.312.786.1881 x 312 or by email at email@example.com.
Lyon & Healy Introduces Chicago Pedal Harps
Unmatched in value and sound
CHICAGO – June 1, 2009 – Its first since 1985, Lyon & Healy introduced a new line of pedal harps, called Chicago by Lyon & Healy: the Chicago Petite 40, the Chicago Concert Grand Straight and the Chicago Concert Grand Extended. Priced at $10,450, $12,950 and $14,950 respectively, these instruments are competitively priced for a student, enthusiast or the professional looking for a second instrument. “To provide more opportunity to harpists to own a Lyon & Healy, we wanted to build a harp with a clear and dependable sound, that was also very affordable,” says Antonio Forero, President & CEO. Continues Forero, “The Chicago by Lyon & Healy harps are the perfect addition to our well-established catalog of instruments.”
New Feature Added to Lyon & Healy Website! The March of the Harps: A Tour of Lyon & Healy
Join Belgium harpist Lavinia Meijer on a tour of Lyon & Healy! The tour may be viewed in three segments by clicking on the links to Video 1, Video 2 or Video 3 below. After a video starts, you can click on the enlarge button to expand the screen. We could not possibly fit everything that you will see on a live tour of Lyon & Healy, so to schedule your own, please email . We offer our tour to harpists Monday-Friday at noon each day. Please indicate what day you would like to come, who will be with you and what harp models you would like to trial during your visit. We unfortunately are unable to offer our tour to the general public.
Video 1 (8:57): Introduction with Lavinia, mechanism, building of the harp body, soundboard, the wood
Video 2 (7:32): Hand-carving, master harpbuilding, base construction, finishing, gilding, pedaling
Video 3 (5:31): March of the harps, regulation, showroom, types of harp music
Lyon & Healy Congratulates the Winners of the 2nd Moscow International Harp Competition
Lyon & Healy was a proud sponsor.
1st Prize, receiving a Lyon & Healy Sstyle 100 Concert Grand: Elizaveta Mernaya (Moscow)
2nd Prize: Nina Kupriyanova (Moscow)
3rd Prize: Elizaveta Bushueva (Moscow)
Diploma: Christoph Bielefeld (Germany)
1st Prize: Tatiana Emelianova (Moscow)
2nd Prize: Dafydd Glain (Wales)
3rd Prize: Kristina Makarova (St. Petersburg) and Yaroslava Sergienko (Ukraine)
Diploma: Olga Solovyova (Moscow)
1st Prize: Alexandra Tikhonova (Moscow)
2nd Prize: Nadejda Semyonova (Moscow)
3rd Prize: Natalia Shabrova (Moscow)
Diploma: Daniela Istrati (Moldavia), Anastasia Mikhaylovskaya (St. Petersburg) and Taelia-Yaroslavna Aggeyalfis (Moscow)