The 19th International Harp Contest takes place in Acre from November 23 to December 3. This is the first time that the historical city in the North is hosting this triennial event. Established in 1959, the contest is considered the most important competition for harp players in the world.
The competition in Acre will host 26 aspiring musicians under the age of 35 from all over the world. A concert of the Haifa Symphony under Doron Solomon, featuring award-winning French harp soloist Anaïs Gaudemard, opens the contest on November 23 at 8 p.m. at the Acre Auditorium (24 Giborei Sinai Street).
The three first stages take place at the Knights’ Halls in Old Acre. For the final, when the harpists perform with the orchestra, the competition returns to the auditorium.