"Welcome to this exciting bid to bring the World Harp Congress to Cardiff, UK in 2020. Wales is the "Land of the Harp", and Cardiff, it's thriving and cosmopolitan capital. Since I have lived here, it has been completely rejuvenated, and today regularly plays host to international cultural, political and sporting events. Cardiff and Harp Festivals are synonymous - having hosted two World Harp Festivals in the 1990s, the 7th European Harp Symposium in 2007 and the Lyon and Healy Awards in 2013. We have wonderful old and new venues in which to hold world class concerts, exhibitions, and masterclasses, including the spectacular new Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, which will host this Congress.
I feel very privileged to be leading a wonderful, artistic team of internationally renowned harpists and colleagues, and together we will create a Congress to be remembered.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff in 2020!
Welcome to Wales - Croeso i Gymru!"
Catrin Finch, Artistic Director