Friday, October 18, 20:00: recital by Veronika Lemishenko (classical harp) : FULL
Friday, October 18, 21:30: concert with the Arzel-Bléjean Duo (Celtic harp) : FULL
Saturday, October 19, 11:00 – 13:00: lever harp workshop with Nolwenn Arzel : FULL
Saturday, October 19, 15:00 – 17:00: electric harp workshop with Jessica Browning : FULL
Saturday, October 19, 21:30: pop harp concert with the Blew Harp Duo : FULL
Sunday, October 20, 17:00: Rossitza Milevska in concert with the classes of Fabienne Hilar-Dhrouin, Mathilde Sandoz, and Dominique Piussan : FULL
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 Slovenian Harp Association’s 5th International Competition will take place between October 26 – 28th, 2019. With no fewer than ten categories across all age groups, the competition is a perfect chance to gain international experience in a supportive and experienced setting. You still have time to enter: the closing date for applications is September 25th, 2019.
Dalibor Bernatović: [email protected]
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.
November 15th – 16th marks the third stop in Camac Germany‘s 2019-20 “On the Road” tour! Julia Becker and team will be heading for Essen, for a weekend in collaboration with Verena Volkmer, and guest artist, Ronith Mues.
From 15:00 on Friday, 15th November 2019, you can explore the Camac exhibition at the Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen. At 19:30, Ronith Mues will give a solo recital of key harp repertoire – CPE Bach, Spohr, Renié…the following day, you can also work with Ronith in masterclass, from 11AM.
It is also possible to get your Camac harp regulated free of charge by our French technicians.
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].