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  • Byrnes to attend 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver, BC.

world harp congress logo imageGarrett Byrnes will be attending the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in July, 2011.  The harp congress takes place from the 24th - 30th, and Byrnes will take part in a discussion panel on July 26th with other composers who write music for the harp.  He will also attend a special concert for his late friend, the Turkish harpist Ceren Necipoğlu on the 29th.  The concert will feature an assortment of harpists performing repertoire that Necipoğlu had performed in her last concerts.  The concert will include Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer performing Byrnes' Amhrán Slán (written for Necipoğlu in 2001) and Turkish harpist Şirin Pancaroǧlu giving the premiere of Byrnes' new solo work Valley of Butterflies.

Just days before her  tragic death in 2009, Necipoğlu asked Byrnes if he would compose a new work that she could premiere at the next World Harp Congress.  Valley of Butterflies will be given its premiere in Ceren's memory by her friend and colleague Şirin Pancaroǧlu.  

Information regarding the 11th World Harp Congress can be found on the organizations website.

  • New Channel Classics CD Released - Lavinia Meijer: Visions

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   Visions in Twilight
by Garrett Byrnes is featured on a new CD of contemporary harp music by
   Lavinia Meijer titled Visions.  In addition to Byrnes, the CD includes selections by Britten,    
   Patterson, Yun and Takemitsu.  Available from Channel Classics and all major CD websites.
   Lavinia Meijer: Visions  (Channel Classics Website)

  • New Kalan CD Released - Ceren Necipoğlu: Bir Kitap Gibi
Ceren Necipoglu CD    Visions in Twilight and Amhrán Slán by Garrett Byrnes are included in a new 2 CD memorial
   set honoring his friend, the late Turkish harpist Ceren Necipoğlu.  The set includes repertoire
   that was close to Ceren's heart, and that she performed on her last concerts in Turkey and Rio.
   The first disc features a small selection of live recordings from Ceren's last concerts, and the
   second disc is an homage by her colleagues and students showcasing the repertoire under studio
   conditions. The CD was released on January 18, 2010 on the Kalan record label, and
   corresponded with a memorial concert at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul.

Order a copy of Ceren Necipoğlu: Bir Kitap Gibi from the Kalan website.
Proceedes go toward the funding of harp programs in Ceren Necipoǧlu's name.
Read more about Ceren Necipoğlu on the
dedication page.


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