Camac Blog

Next stop: Limoges and le Concours Français de la harpe 2024

February 23, 2024
The Concours Français de la Harpe is holding its 13th edition Feb. 23–25, 2024, in Limoges, France. Catering to harpists of every level, the annual competition’s 12 repertoire divisions are open to harpists of all nationalities. There is no age specification, and harpists can apply to multiple divisions, making it a very diverse and welcoming environment to the aspiring musician.Read more…

Points of departure: the Fedkowicz Duo

January 29, 2024

Intricate and unique ideas have inspired the Fedkowicz Duo in their latest album. "Punkty wyjścia” (or “points of departure”, in a title taken from a graphic by Bogusław Schaeffer),  is a free-ranging collection of creative and ambient pairings of harp and drums. The duo were inspired by the works of Krzysztof Penderecki and other outstanding composers associated with the Academy of Music in Cracow. Read more…

Camac Academy China 2023

January 5, 2024

Just before we closed for the festive period, the latest Camac Academy (organised in collaboration with our friend Duoli Wu of Aria Music)  took place in Tianjin and Beijing (China).  It featured Isabelle Moretti in a week of masterclasses and lessons which was preceded by two eagerly anticipated solo recitals. Read more…

A portrait of our celtic harps: photographs from our atelier.

November 2, 2023

At Camac, we love our home, located as it is in the heartland of a proud Breton musical heritage. It stands to reason then, that the development and manufacture of lever harps of the highest quality have always represented a large part of our mission. We are therefore proud to present to you this fabulous photographic record of this most precious part of our output. Read more…

Veronika Lemishenko: Next stop, Zagreb!

October 30, 2023

“It is also very important to promote Ukrainian culture and keep talking about our country abroad - and this is what we are doing together with our harp friends.”  Thankfully, there will be a great chance to further fulfil this mission, when the Glowing harp Festival Ukraine (of which Veronika is artistic director) will be hosted by the Zagreb International Harp Festival November 22-26.

À Distance: Kevin Le Pennec, the Ulysse and the Vélorail!

October 25, 2023

At Camac, we have been delighted by a superb new video featuring our friend Kevin Le Pennec, performing his own music. The fruit of a collaboration with Swiss director Raphaël Bortolotti and Breton cameraman Ronan Le Pennec, their beautifully structured imagery magnificently reflects both Kevin’s lyrics and the composition. Kevin is featured playing his Camac Ulysse harp and singing on a vélorail. You may be surprised to discover that not everybody at Camac had heard of a vélorail (including the artist relations manager), so, we talked to Kevin, to find out what had inspired him to film in this way.

Glowing Zagreb: The Glowing Harp Festival comes to Zagreb

October 10, 2023

The 10th Zagreb International harp festival will be taking place from 22-26 November 2023. This special event has been jointly organised by the Croatian association of harpists, HATHOR and with the support of Camac Harps, under the leadership of festival artistic director Tajana Vukelić Peić. The festival represents a collaboration with the Ukrainian Glowing Harp Festival, which (under the circumstances) is holding its present edition abroad this year.