2022 Lyon & Healy Awards, March 9-11
Lyon & Healy Harps is pleased to have presented the Lyon & Healy Awards at its Hall in Chicago from March 9-11. Juan Riveros, Lauren Swain and Evelien Vaneysendeyk were chosen as the three Award Winners. Each received $2,000 from Lyon & Healy Harps, a $500 Lyon & Healy gift certificate and a Winners’ plaque to commemorate their Award.
The jury, consisting of Ms. Jacquelyn Bartlett, Ms. Agnès Clément and Ms. June Han, also recognized Jae inn Yoo (South Korea) with an Honorable Mention. Participants from the USA, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Great Britain, South Korea and Singapore performed Franz Liszt’s Un Sospiro and either Manuel de Falla’s Spanish Dance No. 1 La Vida Breve or Carlos Salzedo’s Jeux d’eau.
Awards Rules and Procedures
The Awards were open to harpists of all nationalities, up to the age of 30 as of March 1, 2022. Auditions were not be open to the public. Contestants were not interrupted during performance. Repertoire was played from memory. Online applications must have been received by Saturday, January 15, 2022.
Jacquelyn Bartlett, Agnès Clément and June Han
Jacquelyn Bartlett, Co-Founder/Artistic Director of the NC Harp Ensemble, is the Harp Department Chair at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Bartlett is an honors graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has toured extensively as a soloist and chamber musician and performed with many of the leading orchestras in the United States.
Agnès Clément is harp teacher of the Royal Conservatorium of Brussels and harpist of La Monnaie Symphonic Orchestra. The French harpist was First Prize Winner of the ARD International Competition (2016) and Gold Medalist of the USA International Harp Competition (2010). Ms. Clément holds a Master’s degree in harp and bassoon from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon.
June Han, an active soloist, orchestral player, and chamber musician, has collaborated with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States and Europe. She serves on the faculties of Yale School of Music, Peabody Institute of The John Hopkins University, Columbia University, The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Ms. Han holds a Premier Prix for harp and chamber music from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, a master of music degree and artist diploma from the Yale School of Music, and a doctor of musical arts degree from the Juilliard School.
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Congratulations to previous Lyon & Healy Awards Winners!
2019 Lyon & Healy Hall, Chicago
2017 Carlton College, Northfield, MN
Ching Wei Lin
2015 Utah State University, Logan, UT
2014 Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai
Se Hee Hwang
2013 Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles
Ann Marie Liss
2013 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales
2011 University of North Texas College of Music, Denton, TX
Sarah Nicole Davis
Elizabeth Anne White
2010 Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China
2009 Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
Elizabeth Anne White