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
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
Miriam Overlach and Heather Downie will be guest artists at the 7th Camac Sweden Harp Days, organised by Ismahni Björkman and the Danderyds Kulturskola. With Miriam, harpists in Sweden can explore classical and contemporary/avant-garde music; and with Heather, Scottish traditional music – all at the highest level. Camac France CEO Eric Piron will also be in attendance with an exhibition of the latest new instruments to leave our workshops in Mouzeil.
Danderyds Kulturskola – Noragårdsvägen 27, 182 34 Danderyd
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