Harp Festival Zurich was established in 2019 together with Musik Hug Zurich and Salvi Music as a multi-instrumental platform, united by one of the oldest instruments – the Harp. More than 200 Harp teachers in Switzerland and several thousand people play this instrument. We are proud to have our own Volk’s Harps, the only double Grammy Award winner – Andreas Vollenweider, modern harp factory – David Harps, and many young performers, alumni of Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Lugano, and Lucerne conservatories.
Our mission is to give people an opportunity to learn about this versatile instrument, find more fans and students, support young performers and invent new exciting combinations. COVID 2019 canceled the development of the art, but we would like to regain the development of the Festival and keep going in 2022.
This year the Festival will be partly dedicated to the current situation, uniting the players from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, making a concert of the choir and orchestra of the Refugees entering Switzerland in 2022, and helping charity organizations to achieve their goals. Also, we will present Swiss artists performing on the Electric Harps and make a new exciting competition Lira Helvetia, to increase the interest of the young generation
Lira Helvetia is the Swiss Harp Competition for young harpists, organized with Musik Hug, focusing on discovering new talents and encouraging them to evolve, rise and present themselves on the top level.
Harp Festival Zurich is doing a project together with Swiss and Ukrainian musicians, Swiss Asylum Orchestra and Refugee Children Choir. Together we are raising money for Orphans with rare illnesses through "OrphanHelathcare" and Swiss Help to the Refugees through "Glückskette".
Your help is very much appreciated.
co-founding partners 2019