Rules & prizes of the Helsinki Harp Competition 2023

Find the rules and prizes of the Helsinki Harp Competition 2023 here

Application should include your

  • short CV
  • confirmed programme
  • contact details
  • copy of your ID 

You will get the confirmation and  invitation by 31st May to the Helsinki Harp Competition 2023 and the link to the payment of 50 e which includes the competition fee and the full festival pass 31.8-3.9.2023 to all events excluding meals.


  1. prize 700 euros + orchestra weeks
  2. prize 500 euros + orchestra weeks
  3. prize 400 euros + an orchestra week

Best performance of Laura Hynninen’s Annin ja Viljamin Valssi 300 euros

Prize winners get orchestra weeks as a 2nd harpist next to the professional harpist in the following orchestras:

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Tampere Philharmonic
  • Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
  • Oslo Philharmonic


First round

  • Isabel Moreton, chairman
  • Laura Stephenson
  • Reija Bister
  • Kirsti Vartiainen


  • Isabel Moreton, chairman
  • Laura Hynninen
  • Laura Stephenson
  • Delphine Constantin-Reznik
  • Birgitte Volan-Håvik
  • Kirsti Vartiainen

Harps to be used

  • Salvi Iris natural
  • Lyon&Healy 23
  • Camac Blue 47.


Possible from 31st August on.

Competitionprogram mainplanning

Iván Bragado Poveda

Work group of the Helsinki Harp Competition

Iván Bragado Poveda, Päivi Severeide