Académie Camac 2025

Now in its fifth edition, the Académie Camac is our fully-sponsored course for exceptional concert harp students aged between 18 and 30. In 2025, we are delighted to be returning to the South of France, for a week of intensive study with Isabelle Moretti, one of the most iconic harpists and teachers of our time.

  • Work intensively with one of the world’s greatest harpists, under the best possible conditions in the South of France
  • Daily individual lesson with Isabelle Moretti
  • Individual concert grand harp for practising as much as you like, when you like.
  • Daily, but not compulsory, informal performance opportunities.
  • Places are limited to allow intensive tuition.
  • Apart from your travel to the course location, all costs are covered by Camac Harps.

Isabelle Moretti  is one of the most recognisable and outstanding artists of the harp today. She fulfils her passion for teaching through her positions as Professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de la Musique et de la Danse in Paris and Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London

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Course Philosophy 

A smart way to get the best out of really good people is to give them a lot of one-to-one tuition, provide them with great study conditions – and leave them alone. The best universities and conservatoires have done this for centuries. It is however a method that is under ever-increasing pressure to justify itself. It appears to offer little and cost a lot, and so you see classes get larger and larger, as do the supplementary classes and courses. The result is what every college professor today will tell you: there is no time. No time to practise, no time to teach through the big competition programmes, no time to work on what you’re going to do after college. No time, either, for the professors’ own work, be that performance, research or both.

The principle that time is precious underpins our Académie Camac. We give participants a daily lesson with an exceptional teacher, provide good harps and good food – and let them get on with it. Students come and go, chat to us or work in peace and quiet by themselves, as they choose. There is no closing concert, but voluntary performance opportunities take place informally every evening.

Because of the deliberately unstructured nature of the course, the Académie Camac is suitable for older students aged between 18 and 30, who are comfortable working independently. 


Thanks to the kindness of our friends Olivier Troubat and Ludovic Escalonna, we are delighted to be visiting their beautiful home with the Académie Camac 2022.

115 Chemin des Gailes
26770 Montbrison sur Lez

Airport: Marseille
Train station: Montélimar

Apply Now 

Our academy is open to our young clients aged between eighteen and thirty on February 15, 2025. Simply send a CV, a covering letter stating why you would like a place, and a recommendation from your teacher, to Alex Rider via the form below.

If you have any questions about your application, send Alex an email