Enter the World Music Competition – a wonderful experience with prizes of up to £1000
The Wales International Harp Festival attracts an amazing collection of musicians playing a diverse range of music. The World Music Competition is an excellent example of the international nature of the festival. We review two entrants for the competition below:
Josh Doughty – WALES
Josh started playing the Kora (a West African 21 string harp) at the age of 8 learning the instrument at home in Wales with his father. The 28-year old travels to West Africa every year to develop his playing skills and to learn more about the Kora.
Tutored by leading Kora players Toumani Diabate and Seckou Keita he describes his best harp experience as playing with Toumani Diabate’s band in Mali when he was just 18 years of age.
Tang Pui Man, Frances (harp) & Suen Yin Shin, Eunice (soprano) – HONG KONG
Frances graduated at the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London. Frances now runs her own studio in Hong Kong teaching harp music.
She has a passion for arranging harp ensemble specifically for children and enjoys playing harp with a wide variety of musicians and singers. She also enjoys her playing as part of the Honk Kong Symphony Orchestra.
She is competing in the World Competition with soprano Suen Yin Shin.