Lyon & Healy Awards

2022 Lyon & Healy Awards, March 9-11

Lyon & Healy Awards Winners Juan Riveros, Lauren Swain and Evelien Vaneysendeyk

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!

Anya Garipoli and Claire Thai, Noel Wan not pictured.

2019 Lyon & Healy Hall, Chicago

Claire Thai
Noel Wan
Anya Garipoli

Honorable Mentions:
Adam Phan
Juan Riveros
Grace Repke
Chelsea Lane
Hannah Cope

2017 Carlton College, Northfield, MN

Ching Wei Lin
Madeline Jarzembak
Subin Lee

2015 Utah State University, Logan, UT

Hannah Cope
Seika Dong
Rachel Miller

Honorable Mention:
Noel Wan

2014 Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai

Qi Hang
Se Hee Hwang
Jia Peng

2013 Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles

Helen Gerhold
Rachel Hall
Ann Marie Liss

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

Elizabeth Bass
Llywelyn Jones
Jasmin-Isabel Kühne
Markus Thalheimer

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

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

Zhao Chen
Gao Xing
Chen Yunhuan

2009 Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT

Sadie Turner
Elizabeth Anne White
Danyi Xia

Honorable Mention:

Emily Levin