The World Harp Congress, Inc. a private non-profit organisation, was founded in 1981 as an outgrowth of the International Harp Weeks held in The Netherlands for twenty years under the leadership of Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska.
Past Congresses have been held in Maastricht, The Netherlands; Jerusalem, Israel; Vienna, Austria; Paris-Sevres, France; Copenhagen, Denmark; Seattle-Tacoma, USA; Prague, Czech Republic; Geneva, Switzerland; Dublin, Ireland; Amsterdam, The Netherlands and most recently Vancouver, Canada. Concerts, workshops and seminars concerning all aspects of harp musicology and performance are offered at these triennial sessions. Watch this video showing a sequence of performances from past congresses.
The World Harp Congress has members representing over 59 countries. The Board of Directors welcomes all persons who are interested in the harp to join this international organization.