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Studio Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir


Two-week instrumental studio

Tutor: Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir

How to sign up: Inscription & booking (first come, first served) will start on 22 January 2020 until the studio is booked up but will close on 31 March 2020 at the latest


The harp interpretation studio focuses on new solo repertoire and interdisciplinary pieces for harp. Students will experiment and investigate new sides of the instrument and cultivate an open minded attitute towards contemporary performance and collaboration. Participants are encouraged to bring (upon prior agreement) pieces involving video, electronics, and extended playing techniques. For example: Simon Steen-Andersen: The history of my instrument, Georges Aperghis: Fidelité, Sarah Nemtsov: A deux, Marc Andre: Un-Fini I, Jennifer Walshe: Elephant. Additionally, standard contemporary repertoire, both solo and chamber music is very welcome. Participants who would like to work on small ensemble pieces will be assisted in finding chamber music partners. The harp composition workshop is an important part of the harp class. Participating harpists will work on short pieces by selected composers under the guidance of harp and composition tutors. The results of both the harp interpretation studio and the harp composition workshop will be presented in a final concert.

For impressions from previous years, please see the facebook page of the Darmstadt harp class:

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