Harp Column – The ambassador
AHD: Last summer’s World Harp Congress (WHC) in Sydney was an unforgettable gathering of harpists and harp lovers. What does being the director of the WHC mean to you? And what is on the horizon for the WHC in the upcoming years?
IP: Well, for me, being the artistic director of the WHC is a huge responsibility, but also a great honor. It’s a lot of work and a huge commitment, but also incredibly rewarding. I get to meet so many people and I get to know them in a different way—not just as performers or friends. When you organize an event and it’s your job to invite people, you see a different aspect of their personality, which is very interesting. So, it means a lot for me to be the artistic director.