The Dutch Harp Festival has reached a spectacular conclusion in the final round of the Dutch Harp Competition 2012. Our three finalists each performed Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, followed by a solo encore. After the deliberation of the jury, the following results were established:
First Prize (€10,000 and concert tour in 2013): Amandine Carbuccia (France)
She additionally won the Omroep MAX Award, consisting of a concert or studio registration.
Second Prize (€5,000): Sarah Verrue (Belgium)
Third Prize (€2,500): Ruth Bennett (United States/United Kingdom)
Winner of the Fiordifrutta Audience Award (€ 2,500) is Amandine Carbuccia (France). The award was presented by harpist and The Voice of Holland-winner Iris Kroes, who gave a magnificent performance during the jury deliberations.
The Festival Classique Originality Award, given to the semi-finalist with the most original recital programme and presentation, was handed to Anna Steinkogler (Austria). She will develop and perform a concert format during Festival Classique 2013.
The Dutch Harp Competition 2012 congratulates the contestants on their magnificent performances this week!