Harp Day 2021

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Welcome to Vancouver Harp Day 2021, October 23, 2021.  

Now coming direct to your home - on-line! 

This day is for you, whether you're an adult or young beginner, getting ready to launch your harp career, an experienced harp teacher, or somewhere in between. We've planned a day that will give you a chance to connect with your fellow harpists, learn a new tune or a new strategy, presentations by our special guests and listen to some great harping to finish the day.  Everyone will learn a new piece in the morning, with breakout rooms with different instructors depends on your level.  We hope you will enjoy!! 

For those who are coming to the workshops, have your harp in front of your web cam or device, as tuned as possible. Tuning will be A440 Hz. 

Headphones are recommended for hearing the concerts and workshops. Keep your mics muted unless otherwise indicated. For questions and answers, write in the chat space. 

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Harp Day Feature Presenters

Tristan LeGovic on Breton Harp

From Tristan's website:

Originally from Brittany, Tristan Govic was only six years old when he began learning the Celtic harp at the Conservatoire of Traditional Music of Soye (Plœmeur).

A gold medalist in the Celtic harp (Rennes, Brittany), he holds an M.A. and a National Diploma in teaching traditional music. The awards he has won during his career such as the Kan ar Bobl mark the recognition of an accomplished musician. Performing on international stages, critics pronounce him as one of the leading Celtic harpers today.

Recognizable by his sense of rhythm and harmony, Tristan Le Govic's style is appreciated by both the general public and critics alike. Singer, storyteller, virtuoso musician, he creates his repertoire both in the tradition and with his own compositions. In perpetual movement, his world opens the gates of an extraordinary rhythmic and melodic diversity.




Paul Lewis on Itinerant Italian Child Harpists of the 19th Century

From Paul's website:

I was born into a family of professional musicians in Brighton, England, in 1943, and was educated at Brighton College where I learnt the piano from the age of nine, somewhat reluctantly as I was only interested in history and ancient buildings, but when at twelve I saw Laurence Olivier's film of Shakespeare's 'Richard III' with Walton’s music, I immediately realized I had to be a composer.

in 1997 I was declared one of Britain's 'Legends of Light Music' in Denis Norden's BBC Radio 2 series of that name, and in 2011 my music was featured twice in BBC Radio 2 and 3's "Light Fantastic - the Best of British Light Music" festival.

I have conducted entire concerts of my own music, which included world premieres of newly commissioned works, in America, New Zealand, Italy and Turkey, and was the subject of a day-long celebration, 'A Day with Composer Paul Lewis', at the Ecole Nationale de Musique at Mantes-en-Yvelines on the outskirts of Paris.




Schedule for the Day 

9:30am  - 10:00am Virtual Coffee Hour.  Come say hi and check in.
10:00am - 11:00am Tristan LeGovic - Breton Harp Presentation

11:10am - 12:00pm


Learn a piece workshop.  We'll be learning the Christmas Piece Infant Holy.
  1. Beginner
  2. Lower Intermediate
  3. Intermediate
12:10pm - 1:10pm Paul Lewis - Itinerant Italian Child Harpists of the 19th Century
1:10pm - 2:00pm Lunch with Vendors
2:10pm - 3:00pm

Workshops (breakout rooms)
  1. Host: Mehlinda Heartt
    Equipment and Demonstration for amplification and recording
  2. Host: Joy Yeh
    How can parents assist their children to practice 
  3. Hosts: Abertina Chan and Elizabeth Volpé Bligh
    Canadian composers and music.
    With Lani Krantz live from stage at Tidemark Theatre.
3:10pm - 3:40pm West Coast Harp Society Upcoming Feature Events
3:45pm - 4:15pm Bring a Snack and Ask a teacher (Anything!)
4:45pm - 6:00pm Tribute Concert to Kayo Otake