Glass Harp of the GlassDuo
GlassDuo’s glass harp is the biggest professional instrument of its type in the whole world. The 5-octave scale offers interesting musical possibilities, and arrangements for two pairs of hands add harmony and characteristic richness. Thanks to this we can experience something more than just a show of musical gimmicks and instead savour the delicate tones of the glass harp, feel its enchanting uniqueness.
In a concert career spanning the best part of two decades, GlassDuo have created a number of glass harps. Each has been bigger and at the same time better suited to the needs of the duet, not only in terms of performing but also easier to transport. The latest instrument has seen the biggest developments.
The production of the wine glasses was extremely painstaking and lasted over a year. It was necessary to order 2000 wine glasses to create the largest glass harp in the world in its present form. GlassDuo decided to take the technical matters into their own hands. There was an enormous amount of work but the result surpassed the most they could have hoped for.
As well as widening the musical range of the instrument, its physical size, and – very importantly – its weight were reduced. Previously, when packed in its travel case it weighed around 200 kg, now the packed weight is only 50 kg.