Madrid has become the international capital of the harp with the celebration of Tierra 47 during October 20 and 21, 2017 at the Museo Reina Sofía.
Tierra 47 defies the limits of the harp and aspires to project and promote it to an unexposed public which brands it as a stiff, elitist instrument without taking into account the great variety of territories that are being explored today, both in solo performances as well as in collaboration with other artists.
One month after the devastating earthquake in Mexico, IECISA sponsored the closing concert of Tierra 47, allowing its full ticket office to be destined for the victims.
Tierra 47 has paid homage to the Harpist and teacher Nicanor Zabaleta, who is considered to be one of the most important harpists of the 20th century. The eight-pedal harp can be attributed to him.
Improvisation, both free and structured, explores new methods of extending the pedal harp’s voice. Tierra 47 _ Competition grants harpists the freedom to express themselves and to explore in their own language.