The results of our Dasson An Delenn ("the resonance of the harp") competition are coming through! Congratulations to today's prizewinners, in categories I and III.
Dasson An Delenn is a new venture, taking place in Brittany - our home - and with special emphasis on Breton lever harp music. We are very proud to see this project come to fruition - it is no coincidence that our ateliers are based in Mouzeil, Brittany, for Brittany is a real centre for the lever (or "Celtic") harp. The land is buzzing with the most famous lever harp artists; it is easier than in almost any other country to study lever harp to diploma level; and some the most important lever harp meetings takes place here (for example, les Rencontres Internationales de la Harpe Celtique in Dinan, the Kan Ar Bobl competition, the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, etc).
50 candidates across 4 categories, from junior to young professional standard, are battling it out at before a specialist jury of Lisardo Lombardia (president), Armelle Gourlaouën, Florence Jamain, Sunita Staneslow, and Mathilde Walpoel.
Left to right: Mathilde Walpoel, Armelle Gourlaouën, Lisardo Lombardia, Sunita Staneslow, Florence Jamain
Category I, eleven years old and under:
First prize with the congratulations of the jury: Bleuen GUILLOUARD
First Prize Ex-Aequo: Paul VIEUXLOUP, Aurore ESPOSITO
Second Prize Ex-Aequo: Ines JUHEL, Nour MIDOUNI
Third Prize Ex-Aequo: Arthur CLOAREC, Hermine D’APREMONT, Maïwenn CUMUNEL
Category III, seventeen years old and under: