Our annual Chicago Harp Day was on November 8 with performances and workshops presented by Katherine Siochi and Lyon & Healy Staff. If you missed it, you can still watch the event on our YouTube channel, simply click here and follow along with our Chicago Harp Day Program (PDF).
CHICAGO HARP DAY
NOV. 8, 2020
|Performance by Katherine Siochi|
|Workshop with Katherine Siochi – Keys to Strings Transcribing keyboard music from Bach to Debussy|
|Lyon & Healy Staff present Utilizing the Basics of Audio and Video in Teaching, Performing and Sharing. Join us as staff explore popular, current, and flexible options in performing during this emergence of digitally remote lessons, concerts, and gatherings. We will focus on basic equipment needed and some tips and tricks in using various developing digital technology.|
|Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Harp Society Scholarship Competition Winners Recital|
|Chicago Harp Day Program|
Praised by the New York Times as “excellent,” Katherine Siochi is an internationally acclaimed harp soloist and Principal Harpist of the Kansas City Symphony. From 2017 to 2019, she served as Principal Harpist of the Sarasota Orchestra. Katherine won the Gold Medal at the 10th USA International Harp Competition in 2016, one of the world’s most prestigious harp contests, and she is only the second American to win the prize since 1989. She has received numerous awards in national harp competitions as well, including First Prize in the American Harp Society’s Advanced and Young Professional divisions. From 2015 to 2017, she was Concert Artist for the American Harp Society, presenting recitals and masterclasses in 23 U.S. cities. As an orchestral musician, she has appeared in Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall, and she substitutes frequently with the New York Philharmonic. As a soloist, she has performed extensively across the United States and in Hong Kong, China, and Israel. In addition to the harp, Katherine studied piano at the Juilliard School during her undergraduate years. Her background as a pianist has contributed to her interest in transcribing piano works for the harp and her unique attention to voicing on the harp. Katherine’s transcriptions of Debussy and Chopin are published through Lyon & Healy at harp.com. Katherine holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in harp performance from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Nancy Allen, and was a recipient of the distinguished Kovner Fellowship.