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  • The Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award Winner 2020: Yiota Myserli

    The Edinburgh International Harp Festival and the Clarsach Society are proud to announce that the 2020 winner of the Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award is the harpist Yiota Myserli.  Yiota’s winning composition will be premiered at our festival (online) as part of the evening concert on Saturday the 10th April. 

    Yiota studied music at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki in Greece and she is currently studying Musicology and Music composition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Classical singing/Opera at the Conservatory of St. Paul.

    She is the principal Harpist in MOYSA Youth Orchestra, Greecc, and is a member of “Perharps” Music Ensemble.

    Yiota has composed several pieces for solo harp, harp ensemble, chamber music ensemble and arrangements from well-known cinematic works. Her compositions have been recorded on CDs and used in theatre productions, and performed by ensembles, orchestras and choirs, both in Greece and in Italy.

    You can discover more about Yiota from her website and Facebook page:

    https://yiotamyserli.com

    https://www.facebook.com/Yiota-Myserli-105687921489471/

    Congratulations Yiota!

    Discover more about the Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award here: https://www.clarsachsociety.co.uk/…/young-composer-award

    3 courses added AND update on course availability…


    We’re excited to announce another 3 courses that are repeating during the EIHF and therefore have new availability.


    We are opening up repeat courses for:
    Fiona Rutherford – Scottish Music (Elementary)
    Gwenan Gibbard – Welsh Music (Elementary/Intermediate)
    Patsy Seddon – Exploring Modes Through Scottish Tunes (Mixed Abilities)


    The course content and level will be exactly the same as the originally advertised (and now sold-out course) and numbers will be capped at 15 participants to allow for maximum engagement with the tutor.


    We also thought we’d give you an update on what courses currently have spaces on:

    MORNING COURSES, 3 sessions: Sat/Sun/Mon 10.00-11.15 BST/UK time

    Children’s Course

    Jessica Burton – Lever Harp for Primary Children

    Mixed Abilities

    Patsy Seddon – Exploring Modes Through Scottish Tunes

    Elementary/Intermediate

    Eleanor Hetherington – Tuneful TechniqueIntermediate

    Esther Swift- Improvising and Composing (only 1 space!)

    Anne Marie O’Farrell – Love those Levers!

    AFTERNOON COURSES, 3 sessions: Sat/Sun/Mon 16.00-17.15 BST/UK time

    Mixed Abilities

    Eira Lynn Jones – Pedal Progress (only 3 spaces!)

    Elementary

    Fiona Rutherford – Scottish Music

    Elementary/Intermediate

    Cheyenne Brown – Funky Scottish Music

    Gwenan Gibbard– Welsh Music

    Intermediate

    Rachel Hair – Simply Scottish Harp

    Intermediate/Advanced

    Ailie Robertson – Tunes in Unusual Time Signatures

    5 more courses added…

    We’ve decided to open an additional 5 courses INCLUDING another pedal harp course with Eira Lynn Jones – her first one sold out within 12 hours!

    The course content and level will be exactly the same as the originally advertised (and now sold-out course) and numbers will be capped at 15 participants to allow for maximum engagement with the tutor. 

    NEW COURSES ARE NOW OPEN IN OUR BOX OFFICE FOR:

    Anne Marie O’Farrell: Love those Levers!
    3-day course: 10.00-11.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Intermediate

    Cheyenne Brown: Funky Scottish Music
    3-day course: 16.00-17.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Elementary/Intermediate

    Eira Lynn Jones: Pedal Progress
    3-day course: 16.00-17.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Mixed Abilities

    Eleanor Hetherington: Tuneful Technique
     3-day course: 10.00-11.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Elementary/Intermediate

    Rachel Hair: Simply Scottish Harp
    3-day course: 16.00-17.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Intermediate

    NEW COURSES JUST ADDED!

    With many of our courses selling out in record time, we have arranged for 4 courses to be repeated during the festival.

    The course content and level will be exactly the same as the originally advertised (and now sold-out course) and numbers will be capped at 15 participants to allow for maximum engagement with the tutor. 

    NEW COURSES ARE NOW OPEN IN OUR BOX OFFICE FOR:

    Ailie Robertson: Tunes in Unusual Time Signatures 
    3-day course: 16.00-17.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Intermediate/Advanced

    Charlotte Petersen: Scottish and Gaelic Tunes
    3-day course: 16.00-17.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Intermediate/Advanced

    Esther Swift: Improvising and Composing
    3-day course: 10.00-11.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Intermediate/Advanced

    Laoise Kelly: Traditional Irish Music
     3-day course: 16.00-17.15 BST Sat/Sun/Mon
    Intermediate