Harp solo, chamber music, contemporary music, orchestra repertoire
Solo,- Kammermusik, Neue Musik,
Our Zurich Harp faculty:
Baroque and historic harps, with concerts and performance possibilites.
Una Prelle and Julie Palloc
Both are principal harpists of the Zurich Opera, in collaboration with the Zurich Opera.
Basel: Music Academy
Lily Laskine Concours, October 2014 in Paris
Reinl-Wettbewerb, February 2015 in Munich
International Harp Competition Bloomington June 2016
ARD International Music Competition September 2016 Munich
Deutscher Musikwettbewerg, March 2018 in Bonn
Invitations to masterclasses in Montepulciano, in Switzerland, in England or France, to the UdK Berlin, University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Julliard School of Music, Helsinki Music Academy u.a.
The students of the classes at the Universities of Zurich and Basel are among the leading young harpists of their generation. We have prizewinners of international competitions and orchestra-positions as well as teaching jobs and winners of scholarships and orchestra academy-positions.
A broad repertoire, deep musical expression and high technical abilities are the basis – but even more than this, Sarah O’Brien loves to bring out the personal strength of each student, their personality and self-esteem in order to make the study-years as promising as possible for a successful life within the music world and their instrument, the harp!
Please contact me directly to find out more. Scholarships and financial support through the universities are possible.
Alumni and current students
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Teatro Colon Buenos Aires
Dresdner Staatskapelle Akademie
Symphonisches Orchester Trier
Verbier Festival Orchestra
Prize of the Schenk Foundation
2. Prize Helsinki Harp Competition
1. Prize Concours International Félix Godefroid
2. Prize International Harp Competition Slovenia
Special Prize ARD Competition 2016
Special Prize Suoni d’Arpa 2017
1. Prize International Harp Competition Limoges
Joel von Lerber
3. Preis International Golden Harp Competition
2. Preis Michal Spisak International Music Competition
6. Preis International Harp Competition in Bloomington
1. Prize Marcel Tournier Competition
1. Prize Helsinki Harp Competition
Joel von Lerber
And many, many other that give concerts, perform and teach very actively…
Dienemann Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung,
Lyra Stiftung, Bruno Schuler Stiftung,
and and…ongoing success!