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Meet the distinguished YAHC 2018 jury!

We are pleased to announce the members of our 2018 Young Artist’s Harp Competition jury. Are you a YAHS, Prep, or competition participant who would like a lesson with a jury member? Email info@harpseminar.com to inquire about lesson availability on July 7–8.

Live Final Round

Lynne Aspnes

Lynne Aspnes is Professor Emeritus for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and a former faculty member in the School of Music at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. She is founder of the American Harp Center, in Petoskey Michigan. Read more

Jude Mollenhauer

Jude Mollenhauer studied with Carlos Salzedo at the Curtis Institute of Music. She has been the principal harpist of The Columbus Symphony Orchestra since 1985, and she is on the faculties of Capital and Otterbein Universities. Read more

Maria Luisa Rayan

Maria Luisa Rayan is a two-time Silver Medalist at the USA International Harp Competition, where she has also served on the jury. She is currently the co-director at the Korea International Harp Competition. An acclaimed performer, Rayan specializes in the music of Piazolla, which she has arranged and recorded.  Read more

Katherine Siochi

YAHS alumni Katherine Siochi was the Gold Medalist at the 2016 USA International Harp Competition. She recently became principal harpist with the Sarasota Orchestra. Siochi also served as the AHS Concert Artist after her first-prize win at the 2015 AHS National Competition, young professional division. Read more

Florence Sitruk

French-German harpist Florence Sitruk is the recently appointed professor of harp at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, following the retirement of Susann McDonald. She continues to perform and is in demand as a soloist around the world. Read more

Preliminary Video Round

Allegra Lilly

Allegra Lilly was appointed Principal Harpist of the St. Louis Symphony in 2013. She has also performed with the New York Philharmonic as well as the Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Charlotte symphonies. Lilly is also harp instructor at the Brevard Music Center. Read more

Anne Sullivan

Anne Sullivan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she also taught theory for 20 years. Currently she is the harp instructor at the University of Delaware and at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and runs the online learn Harp Mastery website. Read more