We live in an era of change and innovation, where even the most talented harpists may not necessarily be able to secure a major orchestra position or teaching position. As in past decades, it is no longer enough to be able to play a brilliant audition; we have to leverage all our skills both on stage and off to win over programmers and listeners. Many of today’s young musicians, as they finish their education, find themselves carving their own creative and entrepreneurial paths to musical success.
1st Prize | Born in 1985 in Torreón, Mexico, César Secundino began playing the harp at the age of 19. He helped found the harp department at the State University of Nuevo León and, there, became the first harp student to graduate with a bachelor’s in harp. He later went on to study at the Superior Conservatory of Aragon in Spain as well as Berklee College of Music. His technique is a unique combination of Latin-American virtuosity and European refinement. His arrangements and compositions are performed by harpists around the world.
2nd Prize | Alice Belugou
3rd Prize | Aimee Hang Yu Lam
Audience Award | César Secundino
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