“Glowing Harp”

“Glowing Harp” is an international harp project which  includes competition, festival, master-classes, recitals and other musical events.

The competition has several age categories: from the very beginners up to professional harpists.
The repertoire includes works by composers of different time periods and also mandatory works of Ukrainian authors in each age category*.
The competition is held in two stages and the final is accompanied by orchestra*.

Next “Glowing Harp” competition will take place in Kharkiv on 5-10 April 2019.

Master-classes have two areas of focus: solo works and orchestral excerpts. Master-classes are open to all harpists, no matter if they take part in the competition or not.

Recitals are the most important part of the “Glowing Harp”. Our main goal is to provide young harpists with the opportunity to reveal themselves, to listen to other musicians, to extend their knowledge of harp repertoire and of course to find new friends. That’s why recitals of “Glowing Harp” will be played by famous musicians and also by young talanted harpists.

Harp and ogran duo already became a compulsory program of “Glowing harp” presented by Veronika Lemishenko (harp) and Stanislav Kalinin (organ). Musicians introduce to the public as original compositions for this duo as also their own arrangements.

Harp and orchestra is the most ambitious project. Kharkiv State Philharmonic
orchestra leading by Yuri Yanko accompanies the 2 stage of competition and all Galarecitals of the “Glowing Harp”.

Our history. The idea of the “Glowing Harp” belongs to ukrainian harpists – Larisa Klievtsova and Veronika Lemishenko. This idea became real thanks to support of Valeriy Altuknov, director of Kharkiv High Music School, and Yuri Yanko, director and chief conductor of the Kharkiv State Philharmonic.

In 2006 was held the first Open harp competition and by 2014 was formed a multidirectional project named “Glowing Harp”. In 2017 was held the I International “Glowing Harp” competition where took part the harpists from nine different countries of the world.


*except for the youngest and harp duo categories