Congratulations to the 2011 Valeria Finzi Scholarship Awards Recipients!

First Prize: Jessica Wang $1,000
Second Prize: Isabella Spring $500
Third Prize: Nina Agelvis $350

(These larger prizes are funded by the Valeria Finzi Memorial Scholarship Fund and by the Los Angeles Chapter.)


Jessica Wang backstage before audition


Isabella Spring


Nina Agelvis

Honorable Mentions (with $25 gift certificate to Sylvia Woods Harp Center) were awarded to:

Brianna Vlach
Echo Lu
Abigail See


Brianna Vlach


Abigail See


Echo Lu

HILA Award for most musical performance (with $100 gift certificate to HarpInLA):

Jessica Wang

We are grateful to our Scholarship and Education chair, Linda-Rose Hembreiker, and to this year's Scholarship Awards Committee members: Stephanie Osborne, Sylvia Woods, and Kim Wargo, for sharing their time, wisdom and experience with our chapter's young performers.

A special thanks to all of the students who participated in this year's auditions. Each participant will receive a $10 e-gift certificate from Sylvia Woods Harp Center.

Thank you to Allison Allport for assisting with the Finzi Auditions, to Paul Baker and HarpInLA for lending a Lyon&Healy Style 23 for the performances, and to HarpInLA and Sylvia Woods for donating the additional prizes in support of our promising young harpists!

Auditions for 2012 Valeria Finzi Memorial Scholarships are planned for April 2012, with applications due in March 2012.

Applications for the auditions will be accepted from any young harpist who meets ALL of the following requirements:

1. Is currently a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Harp Society. (Please note: Membership in the national AHS does not constitute membership in the local Los Angeles Chapter.) Chapter membership must be current by March 1, 2012 in order to apply for the auditions..
2. Resides in the greater Los Angeles area OR studies with a teacher who is a member of the Los Angeles Chapter.
3. Is not yet enrolled in college.
4. Will not be older than eighteen years of age on the date of the Auditions.

Check back at this site in early 2012 for updates on the auditions.


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