The International Jew’s Harp Society (IJHS) was formed at the 3rd International Jew’s Harp Congress in 1998 in Molln (Austria), with the aim of bringing together as many of the enthusiasts for the instrument as possible.

Not only does it organize international congresses that involve players and researchers from around the globe, but also publishes an increasingly acknowledged Journal and newsletters.

This new IJHS website was launched in September 2017 with the purpose to bring together the ever-expanding international community and to disseminate knowledge about jew's harp and its heritage.

IJHS BOARD

Honorary President Ivan E. Alexeev, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

Executive Board

President Franz Kumpl, Austria

Secretary Nikolay S. Shishigin, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

Treasurer Philippe Dallais, Switzerland

Regional Board

Austria Manfred Russmann

Canada Deirdre Morgan

China Wang Li

France, U.K. Michael Wright

Germany Sören Birke, Clemens Voigt

Hungary Áron Szilágyi

Italy Luca Recupero

Japan Leo Tadagawa

Kazakhstan Yedil Khuseinov

Kyrgyzstan Kaliman Umetbaeva

Netherlands Harm Linsen

Norway Svein Westad

Russian Federation Olga Prass

Bashkortostan Mindigafur Zainedtinov

Sakha Republic Kim Borisov, Albina Degtareva, Spiridon Shishigin

Tuva Valentina Suzukei

United Kingdom Johnny Cope

U.S.A. Gordon Frazier

Vietnam/France Tran Quang Hai