Artistic and Directive Board

The Artistic and Directive Board of the Latin American Harp Association is formed by five young harpists from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia and Mexico, whose main function is to manage the daily operations and the artistic path of the Association.

Anabel Gutiérrez Orraca

Harpist, researcher and producer born in La Habana, Cuba. She holds a Master in Music Performance from McGill University Schulich School of Music and a Bachelor in Music Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is currently a Doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her main goal is to develop the harp in her country and promote the music written for harp by cuban composers.

Emmanuel Padilla Holguín

Mexican harpist Emmanuel Padilla Holguín received 1st prize and Audience Award at the Dutch Harp Competition 2016 and 1st prize at the IV Mexico International Harp Competition. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University and a Master’s-Artist Diploma from the Norwegian Academy of Music. In 2020, Emmanuel became the first harpist in the prestigious group of soloists “Concertistas de Bellas Artes” in Mexico.

Cecília Pacheco

​​Harpist, educator and businesswoman born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She has a Bachelor from UFMG (Brazil) and a Master from Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany). She is the main harpist of the Minas Gerais Symphony Orchestra. Her main goal is to help harpists and develop a more united and collaborative community.

Florencia Arizpe

Born in Santa Fe (Argentina), she has participated and obtained recognition in international harp competitions and festivals. She is currently the main harpist of the Entre Ríos Symphony Orchestra while also studying Harp and Letters at the university. Determined to promote and encourage the development of the harp in her region, she is part of the Directors' Committee of the Amigos del Arpa Civil Association.

Juan Sebastián Blanco

Colombian born, Netherlands based harpist, soloist and professor. As prize winner and performer along America and Europe, Juan Sebastián finishes his Master studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory. One of his dreams is to contribute to the education and creation of a world with less obstacles for the development of the future harpists generations.

Collaborating Members:

Alina Traine

Claudia Borges de Miranda

Edmundo Camacho

Founding Members:

Alina Traine

Anabel Gutierrez Orraca

Cecilia Pacheco

Emmanuel Padilla Holguín

Juan Sebastián Blanco