The 8th Hong Kong International Harp Competition, held in October, has continued to grow since its inception in 2010 as a platform for contestants to develop their performance capabilities and has consistently presented an impressive level of playing. Over 300 contestants hailing from 19 different regions and countries participated.
Lyon & Healy Harps and Salvi Harps are proud sponsors of this competition and congratulate all the participants and celebrate their hard work and preparation. The Competition Results may be found on the Competition’s website.
The Jury Members were Jason Chang, Louise Grandjean, Zhiyang Sun, Amy Tam, Guan Wang, Lauyee Yeung, Ann Huang, Inaki Sandoval, Barbara Sze, Karen Vaughan, Ann Yeung and Dan Yu. The Organizing Committee was Dan Yu (Chairperson), Ann Huang, Barbara Sze, Amy Tam, Lauyee Yeung and the Hong Kong Harp Society Limited.
Marco Salvi, President of Salvi Harps and Lyon & Healy Harps, and Enzo Vizzone, Vice President, were pleased to attend and listen to superb performances. The Closing Ceremony was attended by Kevin Yeung, the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Foreword message in the Competition program from Marco Salvi, President, Salvi Harps and Lyon & Healy Harps:
“It is with immense pleasure that the Salvi Harps and Lyon & Healy companies are proud sponsors of the 8th Hong Kong International Harp Competition.
This competition has grown over the years and attracted vast talent from many countries around the World. This year it will be another record of enrolled contestants to this challenging harp event. I am sure that we will listen to extraordinary music in all the divisions, and this year we will have the privilege of participating in person, after three hard pandemic years.
We, at Salvi Harps and Lyon & Healy always strive to excellent manufacturing of our instruments and always trying to improve their sound and reliability. I am sure that each contestant will endeavor to achieve excellence in sound in their performance.
I wish to thank the Organizing Committee for their hard work in arranging this event, as well as the International Jury, teachers, parents, and of course all contestants to whom I would like to extend my encouragement to have a significant learning experience. I wish to all of them good luck, and as my late father used to say to all harp students, “Practice, Practice, Practice!”