Stop four on Camac Germany‘s 2019 tour: Tettnang, all the way to the South-West near the Swiss border. We’re delighted to be working with Simone Patricia Häusler once again! We had a superb weekend with Simone and Nikolaz Cadoret in 2015, and this year, we’ve secured the last free day in Evelyn Huber‘s diary.
Saturday, November 23 is the day: we’ll begin at 10AM in the Musikschule Tettnang, with an exhibition of the latest harps to exit the Camac ateliers. You can also have your Camac harp regulated FREE OF CHARGE by one of our senior technicians.
At 11AM, Evelyn will begin her workshop, on the theme of “Rhythms and World Music”. Few harpists are as well-qualified to explore this subject: from musette to Balkan swing, French chansons to Italian canzone, and a collaboration with the Egyptian Sufi band “Cairo Steps”…Evelyn Huber is one of the busiest and most eclectic harpists on today’s world stages! Her workshop is similarly open – everyone is welcome, from the age of 5 to 99.
German speakers can also read an extensive interview with Evelyn in Camac Germany’s latest newsletter.
In the afternoon from 4 – 5PM, workshop participants who also wish to perform in the closing ensemble concert will have a group rehearsal. And at 7PM, Evelyn Huber and the harp class of the Musikschule Tettnang will perform. There will be new rhythms, there will be world music, there will be improvisation – and there will be some surprises!
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.
The Association des Amis de la Harpe de Nice are holding their Concours des Juniors on November 30, 2019, at the Académie de Musique et de Théâtre Rainier III in Monaco. It’s open to harpists of all nationalities under the age of twenty (and no age limit in the most senior category), and you can find all further information here. Closing date: November 14, 2019.
Camac will be in Saint-Malo over the weekend of December 6-7, 2019. We’re looking forward to joining Duo Ishtar, who will hold a workshop and concert blending Breton and Mediterranean influences. Our sales manager in charge of France, Pierre Le Levier, will be there with an exhibition, and we are also offering you the chance to book a free regulation of your Camac harp.
Bookings for concerts and workshops via the Conservatoire Claude Débussy:
+33 2 99 56 32 25 .
For all exhibition and regulation enquiries, please contact [email protected].
Camac Germany’s seasonal party – the inevitably-named “Harpy Christmas” – will be on December 6th, in our Berlin showroom. There’ll be Glühwein, those tasty German Christmas biscuits, and an open-stage for everyone who would like to perform something in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.
For more information, please see Camac Germany’s events listings.
Julia Becker, Camac Harfen Deutschland
Our Berlin showroom is hosting an electric harp day on January 18th, 2020. Ralf Kleeman (the scribe behind the German version of our blue dictionary) will begin with a workshop on amplifying, effects and looping. This will run from 2PM to 6PM with breaks to take in everything you’ve heard; at 8PM, there will be a lounge concert with Arden. Arden is MarieMarie‘s new project: a development away from the synth pop of 2018, towards what she calls her “musical roots” – her voice, and her harp.
Click through to Camac Germany’s agenda for full info in German.
21 Mar 2020The East of France boasts a particularly vibrant harp scene – it was in Nancy that we celebrated ten years of the Camac festival in 2015, and had to put up giant screens outside the town hall for all the concert visitors who couldn’t get a place inside!On March 21-22, 2020, we return East to Saint Louise, for a Camac weekend featuring:– a special exhibition for the duration of the festival– a workshop and concert with François Pernel– a concert given by the students of Caroline Grandhomme– a lecture about harp performance by Philippe Villa– free regulations of Camac harps by one of our senior techniciansOur warmest thanks to the municipal authorities of Saint Louis, and Caroline Grandhomme, without whom this project could not have come to fruition!
Please reserve via the sign-up form on this page.
The programme is out for the Godefroid Harp Competition 2020. There are four categories defined by level, and only one age limit (35). You have until March 1st, 2020 to enter, and the competition itself will take place between April 16 – 19 2020, in Tournai in Belgium.
This distinguished contest, now in its eighth edition, is widely-recognised as an excellent way to gain experience on the international competition circuit. Curious harpists will also find preparing it particularly satisfying. The competition celebrates the impressive line-up of harpist composers who all come from Wallonia, and provides the perfect motivation to explore this extensive, lyrical, and often little-known repertoire more deeply. The Camac blog has some more to say about this here.
We will be back in North London for the annual competitions we have sponsored in the capital for over a decade. This event provides competition experience in a supportive atmosphere, for harpists living and/or studying in the UK and Ireland, and with classes from beginner level to young professional. Our collaboration with the excellent London music and literary festival, the Proms at St Jude’s, continues; a lunchtime recital will be offered to the winner of the U30 Camac prize.
The NLF website is in the process of being updated for 2020. If you’d like to receive an email once the entry form is active, please contact Helen Leitner and we’ll put you on our list!
Artist Relations Manager