David Lootvoet, Principal Harp with the Opéra de Paris, will be giving a solo recital and a masterclass in Zaragoza on February 1st – 2nd. If you haven’t yet had the chance to experience David’s wonderful musicianship and beautiful repertoire choices, don’t miss this one!
Camac Harps will be represented by Alexander Granados Rodriguez, director of our Spanish/Portuguese distribution, and Camac France’s International Sales Manager Thomas Pontoizeau, for a top-level harp weekend in collaboration with the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón. You can explore our special exhibition, and book in your Camac harp to be regulated free of charge.
11 Mar 2020
The Espace Camac, our flagship showroom in Paris, is delighted to host a meeting between two well-known harp classes…and two famous teachers! Isabelle Moretti and Isabelle Perrin, professors at the Paris Conservatoire and the Norwegian Academy of Music respectively, have created a special exchange. The Oslo class is coming to Paris, and we have the chance to hear the students in concert, on March 11th at 7PM. There will be solos, duos, works by De Falla, Dvorak, Hindemith, Marquès, Zabel…
As ever, the concert will be followed by a friendly cocktail reception!
Olivier and Laurent are looking forward to welcoming you to this evening full of friendship and exchange. It is free of charge to attend, but please reserve your seat by filling out the registration form (here, top right).
In the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Sylvain Blassel is focusing on the great composer. We’re sponsoring one of his first concerts of the repertoire, in the composer’s birth city of Bonn on March 13th (7:30PM). This is a unique chance to hear major works of Beethoven…on the harp.
On the programme: the Bagatelles op. 33, op. 119 and op. 126, followed by the last piano sonata, no.32 op. 111.
Entry to both concert and masterclass is free of charge (we are collecting donations for the church kindly hosting the concert). Please reserve your seats online here, or directly with Andrea Thiele of Camac Bonn.
Registrations and information on the event page of Camac Harfen Deutschland.
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.
Now in its fourth edition, the Académie Camac is our fully-sponsored course for exceptional concert harp students aged between 18 and 30. In 2020, we are delighted to be returning to beautiful Dijon, for a week of intensive study with the Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic: Anneleen Lenaerts.
Camac Harps sponsor the entire course (tuition, meals, accommodation).
The third edition of Harpes au Max will take place between May 14 – 17, 2020! This is a very special event in our calendar, for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is a harp festival on a large and highly diverse scale. The harp is fully represented in all its many facets, with artists invited from all over the world. 2020’s artists are still being announced, bit by tempting bit, but a look back at 2018 and 2016‘s editions will give you a good idea of the richness of the festival programming – and, we promise you, with no sign of slowing down this time!
Moreoever, most harp events take place before an audience of harpists. Harpes au Max, on the other hand, is a community festival, filling the town of Ancenis and its environs with harps, and bringing our instrument in all its creativity and diversity to an enthusiastic general public. While we supply instruments, and Jakez François is the festival’s Artistic Director, Camac does not organise Harpes au Max. Everything is masterminded by the civic authorities of the Ancenis region (Communauté de communes du Pays d’Ancenis, the COMPA). The Pays d’Ancenis is the region of Brittany where the Camac workshops have always been based: Harpes au Max is not only for the community, but our community, where we are at home.
Harpes au Max: official site