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Stavanger Harpehelg
15.-17.10. 2021

Image by Antoine Petitteville

Stavanger Harpehelg

  • Harpeensembler for harpister på alle nivåer

  • Workshops for alle, både folke harpe og klassisk harpe

  • Ungdomssymfoni for de under 19

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Dear harp teachers and harp students!


The Stavanger Harp Weekend will finally take place on October 15-17 2021 in Stavanger.




Friday October 15th 

13:00 - 17:00 Rehearsals Norsk Harpeorkester. 

17:30 - 19:00 Folk Harp Jam Session at the Kulturskolesalen. (Everyone is welcome to join us! Lead sheets will be provided!)


Lørdag 16. oktober

09:00 - 11:00 Maintenance Workshop by harp technician Enric the Anciola 

14:30 - 16:30 Teacher Workshop by Barbora Plachá.

17:00 - 18:00 Truet Sound Harpekonsert.

19:00 - 21:00 Folk Harp Jam Session (to be confirmed)


Søndag 17. oktober

09:00 - 11:00 Masterclass by Barbora Plachá

12:00 - 13:00 Possibility to try out a harp at the Stavanger Kulturskole 

(Please invite your friends and family in and around Stavanger if they are interested in trying out a harp)

14:30 - 16:00 NUSO Concert at the Stavanger Konserthus






Would you like to meet and play with harpists from all over Norway? Would also like the chance to play in an orchestra?


The Norwegian Harp Society is arranging a harp weekend in Stavanger. The event will take place from the 15th through the 17th of October of 2021 in collaboration with the Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra (NUSO) and Instruments in focus. The event was supposed to take place last October, but it has been postponed to this coming October due to the pandemic. 

The Stavanger Harp Weekend will offer two main events; The harp ensemble and the NUSO youth orchestra. Barbora Placha, a versatile and multi-awarded harpist, will give a masterclass and a workshop for harp teachers. International renowned harp technician Enric de Anciola will give a harp maintenance workshop.





Giselle Boeters, solo harpist from the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, will instruct and lead this weekend's main event, the harp ensemble. Harpists of all ages and levels are welcome to join us. The ensemble will perform on Saturday October 16th in the evening at the Stavanger Konserthus.


The parts are in various degrees of difficulty; A1, A2, B and C. A1 is for those who have just started, and C is the most advanced.


We have currently 17 pre-registered harpists between 10 and 60 years old, complete beginners, intermediate and advanced players and even some professional harpists.


Thus, please do not hesitate and reserve your spot in the harp ensemble!

We will have a lot of fun!


Please contact us in order to check which level would be the most appropriate for you or your students!





Throughout the weekend, The Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra (NUSO) will focus on the least played instruments in Norway; harp, bassoon, oboe, double bass and church organ. Composer Nils Henrik Asheim has written a piece especially for this occasion. Therefore, we would like to have a record-breaking harp group with as many harpists as we can fit on stage! The harp voice will be adapted to all levels, and you can participate with both lever and pedal harps.

There are still a few spots available for the NUSO project!


We will try to accommodate most participants who would like to be on stage!

However, if we are unable to do so, due to space limitations, those who have signed up first will be given priority.




Multi-awarded and versatile harpist Barbora Plachá will give a masterclass for harpists and a workshop for harp teachers. The workshop will focus on how to teach children to play the harp and how to extend harp playing to a wider audience in Norway.





We have invited Harp technician Enric de Anciola to come to Stavanger in order to give a workshop on how to maintain your harp. At the end of the workshop there will be a Q&A session.


Enric will also be available for harp regulations. Please contact us for related cost details. We have approximately 14 spots available. First comes first served. When all the spots are taken the remaining interested participants will be placed on a reserve list in case of cancelations.




Does all this sound fun and interesting?


Sign up by filling in this form!


Send us an email at


The closing date for registration will be on September 20th. 


Sheet music, for the harp ensemble will be sent out continuously, thus you can start practicing right away.





Children / students (full time students):

NOK 700 for members of the Norwegian Harp Society

NOK 850 for non-members



NOK 950 for members

NOK 1200 for non-members



Bank account information


Bank account nr. 1506.23.98792

Membership Norsk harpeforening:


The registration fee will cover all academic content throughout the weekend, including playing the Asheim piece with NUSO.


Travel related costs, accommodation and meals shall be covered by each participant.





We have arranged a special accommodation deal with the Comfort Hotel Square, conveniently located in the Center of Stavanger.


See prices below per room per night:


DOR1 – single room (790,-)

DOR2 – double room (890,-)

DOR3 – triple room (1140,-)

DOR4 – 4 people room (1320,-)


In order to book your room, please contact the hotel directly at Please mention the promotional code 1114GR007866. Please note that this offer is only valid until September 24th.


If participants would like to share a hotel room, they should notify the hotel.




There is a possibility to order meals at Stavanger Konserthus during the week-end: Friday evening snack, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch

Total NOK 605,-  all meals included per person.

If you would like to include the meals, please notify us at your final registration form.


Concert tickets:

There will be sold tickets for both the concert on Saturday (harp concert) and Sunday (NUSO).

The fees are:

Saturday concert: 100 NOK per person for all three concerts (harp/organ/oboe-bassoon)

Sunday concert:

100 NOK for participants of the forening events (must be ordered before Oct 5th)

Ordinary tickets: 200 NOK (adults) 150 NOK (students/seniors) 50 NOK (children 6-18)


Norwegian Harp Society Membership

If you are not a Norwegian Harp Society member, we would like to invite you to sign up, so you can get a membership discount! As a member of the Society, you will receive information about events, concerts and other harp-related material. You will also receive a discount to our online and live events. If you are a professional harpist or harp teacher, you can also post information about yourself on the society's website.


The annual membership costs NOK 150 for children and students, and NOK 300 for adults.

You can also choose a support membership for NOK 500.



We hope to see you in Stavanger this coming October!



Greetings from the Norwegian Harp Society

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