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Harpist Anya Garipoli Wins Lyon & Healy Award

The Oberlin Review

"Anya Garipoli, a fourth-year harp performance major from West Long Branch, New Jersey, was one of three winners of the 2019 Lyon & Healy Awards, which took place March 16 in Chicago.

A student of Yolanda Kondonassis, Garipoli joined 53 other participants in performing Jacques de la Presle’s Le Jardin Mouillé and Nino Rota’s Sarabanda e Toccata for a panel of three judges. Garipoli and two co-winners each received $2,000 and a $500 Lyon & Healy gift certificate. Five additional harpists earned honorable mention.

The competition was open to all harpists under the age of 30. The jury panel consisted of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Harpist Sarah Bullen, Houston Symphony Principal Harpist Paula Page, and Kondonassis, an acclaimed soloist and faculty member at Oberlin."

Anya Garipoli Wins National

Anne Adams Competition

The Link News

"Jersey Shore resident Anya Garipoli is a winner of the 2016 National Anne Adams Award.

The prestigious biennial competition awards three scholarships for full-time study of the harp. Thirteen finalists were selected to compete at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana on June 3 and 4.

The event is held under the auspices of the American Harp Society with major funding from of the Ann Adams Foundation, and the added support of the American Harp Society Foundation and Lyon & Healy Harps."

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