Juan Riveros

Music Theory


Juan Riveros is one of a new generation of young harpists who bridge a variety of genres on the classical and world music spectrum, building audiences and fostering fresh appreciation for an instrument with ancient traditions. His numerous honors include Award Winner in the 2022 Lyon & Healy Awards, Outstanding Instrumentalist in Harp at the 2022 Sphinx SOPA Competition, Award Winner in the 2020 Anne Adams Awards Competition, Third Prize in the Young Professional Division of the 2019 American Harp Society National Competition, and Grand Prize in the Lewisville Lake International Concerto Competition. Riveros holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Harp Performance and Music Theory, where he studied with Yolanda Kondonassis. His first published composition, “Concert Fantasy on Pajaro Campana,” is available through Lyon & Healy. In addition to his active performing career, Riveros maintains a private teaching studio and is devoted to creating a thorough and creative approach to playing the harp. His primary music theory interests are centered in the areas of providing accessible resources on harp pedagogy, theory pedagogy at the harp, and analysis of the harp’s repertoire. Juan Riveros is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Theory at the University of Michigan.

Contact: riveros@umich.edu


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