Program

Program 2023

For the “1er, 2ème et 3ème cycle” categories, you should perform the set work and a work of your choice.

The “excellence” category is aimed at young professionals (studying at music college), with orchestral experience.  

The set works have been written by composers whom the candidates are invited to meet during the masterclasses organised prior to the competition.

The free-choice piece is completely free. All ideas are welcome, no matter what the style.  

1er Cycle Lever Harp

Duration of free-choice piece: 1 – 3 minutes

Level 1: Les songes de l’Arc, n°1: Chant des dunes, by Ivane Béatrice Bellocq, Billaudot (currently being publishedtemporary access available from Les Signes de L’Arc)
Level 2: Les songes de l’Arc, n°2 : Oracle, by Ivane Béatrice Bellocq – Billaudot (currently being publishedtemporary access available from Les Signes de L’Arc)
Level 3: Kaléidoscope, by Séverine Ballon, Les signes de l’arc
Level 4: Choose from : Je t’aime quand tu dors, or Antre de jeux (bardic harp version), by Hélène Breschand, in the book Little Ego in Slumberland, Les signes de l’arc

1er Cycle harpe à pédales

Duration of free-choice piece: 1 – 3 minutes

Level 1: Les songes de l’Arc, n°1: Chant des dunes, by Ivane Béatrice Bellocq – Billaudot (currently being publishedtemporary access available from Les Signes de L’Arc)
Level 2: Les songes de l’Arc, n°2 : Oracle, by Ivane Béatrice Bellocq – Billaudot (currently being publishedtemporary access available from Les Signes de L’Arc)
Level 3: Dans la lune, excerpt from Lanterne magique, by Hélène Breschand, Billaudot
Level 4: Minitrace 8, by Martin Matalon, Billaudot (currently being published)

2ème Cycle Lever Harp

Duration of free-choice piece: 3 = 7 minutes

Level 1: Vocalise III : Solfeggietto, by Alexandre Jamar, Les signes de l’arc
Level 2: Vingt fois…, by Jean-Yves Bosseur, Billaudot

2ème Cycle Pedal Harp

Duration of free-choice piece: 3 –7 minutes

Level 1: Ec(h)osystèmes, by Alexandros Markeas, Babelscores
Level 2: Intuition d’instants, by Grégoire Rolland, Misterioso

3ème Cycle

Duration of free-choice piece: 5 – 8 minutes

Lever Harp: The wind could wait without the gate…, by Liao Lin-Ni, Maison Ona
Pedal Harp: Minute Machinery, by Gregory Vajda, Universal Music Group Editio Musica Budapest

Cycle Spécialisé

Duration of free-choice piece: 7 – 10 minutes

Pedal Harp: Mysterious Morning I, by Fuminori Tanada, Lemoine

Excellence

Choose 2 pieces: 15 minutes maximum

Pedal Harp: Fall, by Kaija Saariaho, Wilhelm Hansen 

+ Psy, for flute, cello and harp by Peter Eötvös, Ricordi (the trio will be conducted and a flautist and cellist available to perform with the candidates).

* score freely available in PDF format from the “Signes de l’arcwebsite, for Association members.