Camac Blog

Everything in alignment: Camac Harp Days at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

June 12, 2024
As the summer begins, we will head for London! More precisely, to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for the Camac Harp Days in conjunction with their departmental open day.  Professor of harp Gabriella Dall’Olio welcomes us to the school which is situated in the magnificent environs of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Read more…

Multitalented: Ailie Robertson

May 14, 2024

Ailie Robertson is a phenomenal talent who can boast equal success as a performer, a composer, and a teacher; it is our honour to present her in concert at the Espace Camac. Read more…

Recomposed, remoulded and gently unfolding: FitkinWall and ‘Harpland’

May 8, 2024

Internationally renowned harp and electronica duo FitkinWall (comprising harpist Ruth Wall and composer/performer Graham Fitkin, are about to embark on the second leg of the UK tour of their critically acclaimed new show: Harpland.  Read more…

Glowing Harp Competition 2024: The results are in!

May 1, 2024

After an intensive period of online rounds, assiduously overseen by an international jury of distinguished harpists and artistic director Veronika Lemishenko: the results are in! Read more…

Spring in Montpellier with the Collection Hexagone (27 and 28 April)

April 21, 2024

Next weekend, the Collection Hexagone series heads to Montpellier, where the featured artist of the weekend will be Montpellier-native Camille Heim and her group Chocho Cannelle.

“Music that appeals to the imagination, to dreams”: Maxima Poesia live at the Espace Camac!

April 18, 2024

On 26 April, we are delighted to welcome this one-of-a-kind ensemble for a concert to the Espace Camac. MAXIMA POESIA are a group whose raison d’être is to accentuate the living relationship between poetic writing and modern jazz. Using texts from a variety of different styles and highly distinctive authors (amongst them  Arthur Cravan, Joyce Mansour, Jacques Vaché Peter Handke and Boris Vian ), Maxima Poesia seek to: “give the poem back its orality, its voice, its breath, proposing a contemporary Jazz where it can breathe”, in a musical language that combines elements of the Chanson tradition, spoken word and slam.

Two are better than one! An interview with Petra van der Heide and Anneleen Schuitemaker of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.

April 15, 2024

The Concertgebouw orchestra is unusual in that it supports two full-time positions for harpists: Petra van der Heide, who has been principal harp since 2003 (having formerly been principal harpist of the Opera in Darmstadt) and Anneleen Schuitemaker was appointed Second harp/ Assistant principal harp in 2020 (having been academist in several major german orchestras)