Dasson An Delenn is our competition dedicated to the lever harp in Brittany. 2019’s edition will take place on June 8th and 9th, at the Brest Conservatoire. The competition is open to harpists aged under 21, of any nationality. Candidates will perform a (public) programme inspired by Breton music, be this original music, or arrangements. The competition hopes to offer students and teachers a supportive and enjoyable weekend in the service of the lever harp, and with plenty of opportunity to meet each other, exchange ideas and make friends.
We would like warmly to thank the directors and staff of the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Brest métropole, the Town of Brest, the civic authorities of the Finistère region, the DRAC of Brittany, and our partners Savarez and Galli strings, for their support for our initiative.
23 Jun 2019
Caroline Lizotte needs little introduction to harpists interested in the electroacoustic Blue Harp. We were proud to make her a mirrored-chrome Big Blue in 2015, and her extensive, award-winning body of compositions for harp already features the instrument: ‘Danses Métales’ op. 47 for electric harp (in process for edition), or ‘Stellae Saltantem’ op. 49, a duo for electroacoustic and acoustic harps. Other compositions also incorporate amplification and sound processing: most famously ‘Concerto Techno’ op. 40 for harp, live techno and orchestra.
Supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Caroline will soon give the world premiere of her new Sonata for electroacoustic harp. She will perform this at none other than Camac Harps Paris, on Sunday, June 23rd (6PM). The programme will also include some of her other works: Concerto Techno with Étienne Ratthé / live techno, and Raga for two harps with Marta Power.
Entry is free, but please reserve your seats with Olivier and Laurent at
Espace Camac Paris
92, rue Petit – 75019 – Paris – France
+33 (0) 1 40 40 08 40
Following the success of the first Taiwan International Harp Festival in 2015, the second edition will continue to explore cross-genre, multidisciplinary performance. Directed by Shannon Cheih, Harp Rise II will take place between June 25 – 30, 2019, at the Eslite Performance Hall in Tapei. It’s your chance to experience the harp + … dance, poetry, drama, literature, multimedia images, electronic music, lighting design, and more. There will be concerts, masterclasses, world premieres, lectures, and even flash mob performances – and it will also be a great opportunity for harpists across the Asia-Pacific region to come together and exchange ideas.
The festival will also feature the Camac Prize Taiwan, a competition with both lever and pedal categories, across youth – advanced – open.
More information is on the blog.
Your lever harp summer is not complete without the Rencontres internationales de harpes celtiques, which take place annually in Dinan, Brittany. You can enjoy a wonderful programme from stars of the lever harp from all over the world, and playing everything from Latin jazz, to rock! There is also a great variety of courses, which you can explore and sign up for here.
Dinan is not far from our ateliers in Mouzeil, and we always bring a particularly extensive lever harp exhibition to the festival’s salon des luthiers. You’ll find us there between July 12th – 14th, at no less than the 36th edition of the festival.
A new harp concerto, guest artist Sylvain Blassel, a special focus on the composers and emerging artists of Singapore, harp and composition competitions, classes for young and older, a harp musical, and above all the celebration of friendship through music…all this and more awaits you in September 2019, at the brilliant Harpfest Singapore!
To explore the programme and discover the festival’s special points of focus, see the writeup on the Camac blog.
The third weekend of October means only one thing – the Camac Festival! This takes place every year, in a French-speaking region. For the last thirteen years, our concept has been to tour with a top-quality artistic programme, a large exhibition of new and second-hand harps, and a big team of technicians to carry out the maximum number of regulations. The other essential aspect of the Camac festivals is the collaboration with the artists of our host cities. We want each festival to be a voyage of discovery, a centre of opportunity, and a meeting-point for friends old and new.
2019’s programme features artists from Brittany to Ekaterinburg, Paris to the USA, and a wonderful contribution from the classes of Toulouse, Blagnac, Roques-sur-Garonne and Tournefeuille! To find out more about everything we have planned for the Camac Festival’s second visit to Toulouse, see the Camac blog or download the dépliant below.
Entry to all events is free, but reservations are required. Please fill out the form at the end of this page to book your places for the concerts and workshops. Regulations should be reserved by emailing [email protected], including your harp’s serial number.
The Concours Martine Géliot will take place from October 31 – November 3, 2019. As ever, we are delighted to be sponsoring this long-established competition, for young talent under the age of 22. The programme is both rigorous and manageable, and a perfect early step into the world of competing at a high level. The competition is organised in memory of the gifted harpist Martine Géliot, who died too young.
Competition contact form: click here.
We have long been principal sponsors of the International Harp Competition in Szeged, Hungary. Founded by Natalia Gorbunova in 2007, applications to the fifth edition are now open! The competition will take place between November 27 – December 1, 2019, at the Reök Palace in Szeged, and has three categories: U14, U19 and U25. It also has a new Artistic Director, with Anastasia Razvalyaeva taking over the reins.
All information, repertoire, rules, jury lists, downloadable flyer and the application form can be found on the competition’s webpage.