Please join us for the
13th World Harp Congress
Hong Kong
July 2017
Twelfth World Harp Congress - Sydney 2014

About the World Harp Congress

The World Harp Congress, Inc. a private non-profit organization, was founded in 1981 as an outgrowth of the International Harp Weeks held in The Netherlands for twenty years under the leadership of Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska.

Past Congresses have been held in Maastricht, The Netherlands; Jerusalem, Israel; Vienna, Austria; Paris-Sevres, France; Copenhagen, Denmark; Seattle-Tacoma, USA; Prague, Czech Republic; Geneva, Switzerland; Dublin, Ireland;  Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; and Sydney, Australia. Concerts, workshops and seminars concerning all aspects of harp musicology and performance are offered at these triennial sessions.

The World Harp Congress has members representing over 50 countries.The Board of Directors welcomes all persons who are interested in the harp to join this international organization.

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Angel Padilla Crespo (1966-2017) RIP

The Mexican harpist Angel Padilla Crespo passed away the 20th July 2017 in México. It is with a profound sadness that the Corporation and the Board of Directors of the WHC, of which he was part, expresses most sincere and deep condolences to his family and friends. The harp world lost an exquisite and great artist. We will miss his friendship, talent, sense of humor, gentleness, elegance and artistry.