Lyon & Healy Awards

2019 Lyon & Healy Awards, March 14-16

The Lyon & Healy Awards will be held at Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago, IL.

Lyon & Healy Hall
168 N. Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60607

The 2019 Lyon & Healy Awards will include 65 talented young harpists from around the world.  Each will perform Jacques de la Presle’s Le Jardin Mouillé and Nino Rota’s Sarabanda e Toccata for a jury of three acclaimed professors of harp.  The event is open to the public and free to attend, no reservations are needed.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 14, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Competition begins in Lyon & Healy Hall

10:40 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Competition resumes

12:40 – 1:40 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:40 p.m. – Competition resumes

3:20 p.m. – Break

3:40 p.m. – Competition resumes

5:00 p.m. – Break

5:20 p.m. – Competition resumes

6:40 p.m. – Competition ends for the day

 

Friday, March 15, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Competition begins in Lyon & Healy Hall

10:40 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Competition resumes

12:40 – 1:40 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:40 p.m. – Competition resumes

3:20 p.m. – Break

3:40 p.m. – Competition resumes

5:00 p.m. – Break

5:20 p.m. – Competition resumes

6:40 p.m. – Competition ends for the day

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Competition begins in Lyon & Healy Hall

10:40 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Competition resumes

12:40 – 1:40 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:40 p.m. – Competition resumes

3:20 p.m. – Break

3:40 p.m. – Competition resumes

5:00 p.m. – Competition conclude

8:00 p.m. – Winners Announcement and Reception

*Schedule is subject to change.

 

Lyon & Healy 2019 Awards Contestants

Contestants Not Pictured: 

Tiffany Chen, USA

Seika Dong, USA

PARKING AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

For those who are driving to Lyon & Healy, street parking during business hours (Monday through Friday) is difficult.  We strongly advise traveling by public transportation or taxi service.  If you choose to drive to Lyon & Healy, we recommend using a parking app to secure parking in a nearby lot or deck.

Chicago has an array of services available for local transportation.  Taxis are available from Lyon & Healy Harps by calling a taxi service or using a smartphone app.  Chicago’s CTA train (the “L”) and buses can be used and the city offers one and three-day CTA passes that will be most convenient for you.  Farecards are available at Ventra Vending Machines at most CTA train stops.  More information is available at transitchicago.com.


Awards Rules and Procedures

The Awards are open to all harpists who have not passed their 30th birthday by March 1, 2019. Auditions will be open to the public. Contestants will not be interrupted during performance. Repertoire must be played from memory.

Registration is now closed for the 2019 Awards (online applications had to be received by Tuesday, January 15, 2019).

Applications must have been accompanied by

  1. Copy of identification that indicates birth.
  2. One teacher recommendation stating that the applicant knows the required repertoire. Please send via email to heathera@lyonhealy.com.
  3. A non-refundable registration fee of US $25.

Awards

The Lyon & Healy Awards will determine three (3) Award Winners, each receiving:

  • $2,000 in cash to be used to further education, and a
  • $500 gift certificate to Lyon & Healy Harps.

Required Repertoire

Participants will play the following pieces:

  1. Jacques de la Presle: Le Jardin Mouillé
    (Available at www.harp.com and Lyon & Healy West, item #707520-300, $22.95)
  2. Nino Rota: Sarabanda e Toccata
    (Available at www.harp.com and Lyon & Healy West, item #708520-680, $9.75)

The 2019 Lyon & Healy Awards will include 65 of the world’s most talented young harpists.  Each will perform Jacques de la Presle’s Le Jardin Mouillé and Nino Rota’s Sarabanda e Toccata for a jury of three acclaimed professors of harp.  The event is open to the public and free to attend.  No reservations are needed.

 


Accommodations

Lyon & Healy has secured a block of rooms at the nearby Hi Chicago Hostel, 24 E Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605.  There are discounted rates available between $34 and $42 a night depending on your choice of accommodations.  Please visit http://hichicago.org/reservations/ and enter the Promotional Code: HARP19 to make your reservation.

*Please note that personal harps at not allowed inside Hi Chicago.  If you intend to bring your personal harp for the Awards, it can be securely stored at Lyon & Healy for the duration of your stay.


Congratulations to previous Lyon & Healy Awards Winners!

Lyon Healy Awards

2017 Carlton College, Northfield, MN

Winners:
Ching Wei Lin
Madeline Jarzembak
Subin Lee


2015 Utah State University, Logan, UT

Winners:
Hannah Cope
Seika Dong
Rachel Miller

Honorable Mention:
Noel Wan


2014 Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai

Winners:
Qia Hang
Se Hee Hwang
Jia Peng


2013 Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles

Winners:
Helen Gerhold
Rachel Hall
Ann Marie Liss


2013 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales

Winners:
Elizabeth Bass
Llywelyn Jones
Jasmin-Isabel Kühne
Markus Thalheimer


2011 University of North Texas College of Music, Denton, TX

Winners:
Sarah Nicole Davis
Samuel Karlinski
Katelyn Mullins
Elizabeth Anne White

Honorable Mentions:

Alisa Coffey
Chen-Yu Huang
Emily Klein
Melissa Stockstill
Maura Valenti


2010 Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China

Winners:
Zhao Chen
Gao Xing
Chen Yunhuan


2009 Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT

Winners:
Sadie Turner
Elizabeth Anne White
Danyi Xia

Honorable Mentions:

Emily Levin