Bucharest Harp Festival, Second Edition

Salvi – Lyon & Healy Harps Exhibition

Between 28th – 30th of October 2016 the National University of Music Bucharest and Romanian Harpists Association organized the Second Bucharest Harp Festival and – in cooperation with Salvi Harps and Lyon & Healy – a Harp Exhibition.

The Festival itself was a harp feast and gathered inland harpists as well as outland ones, to celebrate 125 years of Harp playing in Romania. Although, the main goal of The Festival is to promote the harp within the young generation, hoping that these ones will be more and more attracted by the instrument.

Next to the Romanian soloists we would like to introduce harpists guests from Germany, Greece and Republic of Moldova.

We would also like to underline few of the Festival attractions such as:

1 – Opening Recital of The Festival – on October the 28th, took place in the “George Enescu” Concert Hall, held by the virtuoso Viktor Hartobanu, preceded by a short Concert, held by a numerous Harps Ensemble.

2 – Also on the 28th of Oct., at 10 a.m., in the “George Enescu” Concert Hall Foyer there was the opening of Salvi – Lyon & Healy Harps Exhibition, Salvi Harps being the main Sponsor of the Festival.

3 –  On the 29th of Oct., at 11 a.m., there was a recital, given by some of the most talented “Young Expectations”, both students and pupils, followed by two Master Classes given by Viktor & Rita Hartobanu.

Same day, at 6 p.m., under the title “Harp Visions”, there was two solo recitals, held by the remarkable Romanian Harpists, Miruna Vidican & Bernadette Sara.

4 – On the 30th of Oct. at 9:30 a.m. we had the “Harpa Rediviva” Lecture and, finally, at 11 a.m. at the “George Enescu” Concert Hall, the closing Festival Recital – performed by Maria Bîldea & Sergiu Nastasa, followed by Ion Ivan Roncea and his guests.

For more information about the Festival, please visit:


Ion Ivan Roncea PhD, Founder Director of Bucharest Harp Festival

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