The World Harp Congress, Inc., a private non-profit organization, 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; Vancouver, Canada; and Sydney, Australia. Concerts, workshops and seminars concerning all aspects of harp musicology and performance are offered at these triennial sessions.

The World Harp Congress has members representing over 50 countries. The Board of Directors welcomes all persons who are interested in the harp to join this international organization. For further information of WHC, please visit the website