A pedal harp for my studies

Please support me on my musical path

Project visual A pedal harp for my studies
Successful
170
Backers
07/01/2020
End date
€12,614
Out of €6,500
194 %
Indie
Education

A pedal harp for my studies

We have a new goal: "DARE 200%" to finance the harp completely.

Thank you so much for supporting Zora.                             

Let me present myself, my name is Zora Corbion. I am a 14 years old. When I was 8, I started playing the harp at the Harp Center Brussels with Maria Palatine. She taught me solid basics and shared her love for the harp with a joy and gaiety that I too adapted into my own enthusiasm. 

When I was 8, I performed my first concert at The Harp Center Brussels, there was always a wonderful ambiance and we had a lot of fun and encouragement.  

By the time I was 11, we recorded my first video with my mother on the cello and with me playing the harp. 

During summer vacations, of course, I took my harp with me to share the music with others and to practice.  That was a much appreciated endeavor.  

At the end of my primary school I had to choose a secondary school.  In French speaking schools there was no possibility to choose a musical option. Then by chance in a French Fries Place in Ostende, my family and I talked to the lady cooking the fries.  Talking to her, we discovered that there is a Flemish secondary school with artistic options in Brussels Laeken; Kunsthumaniora Brussel. Now I had direction!

Since I spent all of my primary school years in a French speaking school, I didn’t speak Dutch which I decided to sign up for in the new school.  I decided, anyway, to go to that school because there was a great opportunity and most importantly of all, because they had options for music, dance and theatre. I was very motivated, and even though it was not in French I attended.  I immediately participated in Dutch workshops and took private lessons to learn the basics of the Dutch language and felt more at ease to start the school.  I made the right choice because I love my school and feel that I’m in the right place.

For almost two years, I have a new harp teacher at Kunsthumaniora Brussel : Marta Szabo.  She is a very good teacher for classical harp and she always encourages me to progress.  I need, however, a pedal harp to continue my studies in classical music. This fund raising request is necessary to enable me to purchase the new instrument to continue. Without it, I can’t progress anymore or learn new techniques. I need a pedal harp!

We rented a Celtic Harp at the Harp Center Brussels the first years.  Now for the last couple of years our neighbor Sarah lent me her Celtic Harp. During my harp lessons at school, I played on their concert harp. Now it’s time to be able to practice at home on a pedal harp so I can play the more demanding classical music. 

Sadly, it is not possible to rent a pedal harp and they are very expensive to buy, costing between 15,000 E and 30,000 E. With this campaign, I need to contribute to this purchase, as my parents can’t afford to pay for all of it.  

More details follow about my curriculum of study:

I am a student in the second year of the artistic secondary school Kunsthumaniora, Brussel. Soon I will be entering the third year and will have 12 hours of music every week: harp, ensemble-play, choir, music theory and singing (my second instrument).   I will be participating full in the music option, so I will play my harp for several hours. I know that I love music and I love my school.  With the pedal harp I can continue.  At the end of my 6th year of secondary school I will do a presentation on my harp.  I will then be very prepared to enter the music conservatoire.  

I thank you profoundly from my heart for any contribution which will allow me to progress on my musical path. 

Please listen to a few pieces that I played on the Celtic Harp.  

Allocation of funds

Now that we reached 100 % of the fund raising within 4 days, we have a new goal: "DARE 200%"

We hope to find a second-hand pedal harp for 12,000€.

The fund raising will contribute 100% to pay for the pedal harp.

There’s an 8% commission which will be paid to the KissKissBankBank site as the campaign is successful.

Thank you so much for supporting Zora

 

 

 

Choose your reward

For €5

A huge thank you!

A huge thank you! I couldn’t do this without you!
  • Backers: 9

For €10

A postcard

I will send you a postcard of me and my new pedal harp signed and dedicated to you personally A huge thank you, I couldnt do this without you!
  • Backers: 40
  • Delivery October 2020

For €25

Let’s have a music party together + your name printed on the postcard.

Invitation to the inauguration party of my new pedal harp I will send you a postcard of me and my new pedal harp signed and dedicated to you personally Your name will be printed on the postcard A huge thank you! I couldn't do this without you!
  • Backers: 39
  • Delivery January 2021

For €35

A piece of music especially for you!

I will record a piece of music you can choose between several pieces especially dedicated to you with your name and I will send you the video of the recording Invitation to the inauguration party of my new pedal harp Your name will be printed on the postcard A huge thank you! I couldn't do this without you!
  • Backers: 21
  • Delivery January 2021

For €50

Two pieces of music for you on live video!

I will play two pieces of music for you on live video, make an appointment with me Invitation to the inauguration party of my new pedal harp I will send you a postcard of me and my new harp signed and dedicated to you personally Your name will be printed on the postcard A huge thank you! I couldn't do this without you!
  • Backers: 23
  • Delivery January 2021

For €75

A private harp class + a piece of music especially for you

A harp class for beginners on my new pedal harp I will record a piece of music that you can chose between several pieces especially dedicated to you with your name, and I will send you the video of the recording Invitation to the inauguration party of my new pedal harp Your name will be printed on the postcard A huge thank you! I couldn't do this without you!
  • Backers: 4
  • Availability: 6/10
  • Delivery January 2021

For €100

A concert on the internet

A 30 minute concert on the internet, performed live for you, your family and friends Invitation to the inauguration party of my new pedal harp I will send you a postcard of me and my new harp signed and dedicated to you personally Your name will be printed on the postcard
  • Backers: 13
  • Delivery January 2021

For €150

A private concert for you and your guests at my place

A private concert for you and your guests for a maximum of 4 people Invitation to the inauguration party of my new pedal harp I will send you a postcard of me and my new harp signed and dedicated to you personally Your name will be printed on the postcard A huge thank you! I couldn't do this without you!
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 9/10
  • Delivery January 2021

For €500

A private concert for you and your guests at your place

A private concert in or around Brussels for you and your guests for a maximum of 25 people Invitation to the inauguration party of my new pedal harp I will send you a postcard of me and my new harp signed and dedicated to you personally Your name will be printed on the postcard A HUGE THANK YOU! I couldn’t do this without you!
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 8/10
  • Delivery January 2021

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