Agenda

Agenda

  • We are happy to announce the second series of our online YouTube broadcasts! 

    Les Jeudis de la Harpe will start on February 11, 2021, at 19:30 CET. All you have to do is log on to CamacHarpsOfficial on YouTube, for a weekly premier full of the richness and variety of the 21st-century harp. There will be classical music, traditional music, jazz…and stars of The Voice France!

    We’re not wasting any time either. Series 2, opening night, will be this coming Thursday, February 11th 2021. We’re delighted to welcome one of the brightest stars in the modern trad firmament today – Nikolaz Cadoret.

    Nikolaz pushes aside the imaginary borders we sometimes impose on our musical perspectives, combining Breton and other Celtic roots with improvisation, jazz, sound processing and other contemporary sound worlds. “I’m aiming”, says Nikolaz, “for complete solo freedom. We each contain a world within us, immense and waiting to be sung.”

    Les Jeudis Classiques: Nikolaz Cadoret

    Helen Leitner, Artist Relations Manager

    Les Harpes Camac

    [email protected]

  • Singer, harpist, pianist, composer, producer… Gustine is a musical omnivore, a multifaceted artist – a free electron! Since her studies at the Reims Conservatory with Dominique Demogeot, and a stint at the Cefedem de Lorraine where she obtained her national qualifications in teaching and contemporary music, Gustine has devoted herself to performance and creation. She has collaborated with many artists, written music for contemporary dance, spent 4 years on tour with DJ Fakear (electro), composed a pop piece for symphony orchestra, accompanied Albin de la Simone at the Philharmonie de Paris, sung at the Stade de France for the Rolling Stones – and was discovered by the whole of France on the TV show The Voice.

    Gustine will soon release her first album as a songwriter and arranger. Hear her here unplugged, alone with her harp.

    On the programme: Stevie Wonder, A-ha, Henri Salvador, Sufjan Stevens, Chris Isaac, Marc Lavoine…

    Les Jeudis de la Harpe: GUSTINE

    Helen Leitner, Artist Relations Manager

    Les Harpes Camac

    [email protected]

  • Ghislaine Petit-Volta studied the harp with Brigitte Sylvestre and Pierre Jamet, then Gérard Devos and Christian Lardé at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. She obtained a first prize for harp in 1981 and a first prize for chamber music in 1982. She remains a very active chamber musician (with the Trio Antara and the Collège Contemporain, among others), and soloist in France and abroad. She is professor at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris, at the Pôle Supérieur Paris-Boulogne, and in the pedagogy department of the Paris Conservatoire CNSMDP. 

    Ghislaine Petit-Volta has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers such as John Cage, Claude Prey, Félix Ibbarondo, Ton That Tiêt, Pierre Boulez, Eryck Abecassis, Joshua Fineberg, Favio Daiban, Jean Marc Singier, Martin Matalon, and Peter Eötvos. She is a co-founder of “Odyssée de la harpe”, a festival of new music for the electroacoustic harp in Bourg-la-Reine. She also created the contemporary music competition “Collegium 21”, together with her colleagues in the “Les Signes de l’Arc” association. 

    Ghislaine’s recordings range from medieval music for Harmonia Mundi, to contemporary music for Deutsche Grammophon. She recently released a CD in homage to Rameau on the Suoni e Colori label.

    Les Jeudis de la Harpe : Ghislaine Petit-Volta

    Helen Leitner, Artist Relations Manager

    Camac Harps

    [email protected]

  • Gwenael Kerleo, Breton harpist and composer, chose a musical and creative path at a very young age. As a highly sensitive child, she found a safe haven in music, and the Celtic harp became her instrument.

    Gwenael Kerleo is now established as one of the major Celtic harpists in Brittany. Her music has also touched music lovers throughout the world: from Japan to Paraguay, via Hungary, Germany and Russia.

    She confides her stories to her audiences with modesty and feeling. Despite the challenges everybody must face in the world, her music is full of hope, and the sense the best is yet to come.

    Gwenael’s latest programme, ”Meeting with an Angel”, is an invitation to share in the harmony she senses, in a moment of pure happiness that she would like to last forever.

    Go to YouTube

    Les Jeudis de la Harpe : Gwenael Kerleo

    Helen Leitner, Artist Relations Manager

    Les Harpes Camac

    [email protected]

  • Thanks to the vision of the indefatigable organising committee, 2021’s Glowing Harp International Competition will be a fully digital event: across four age categories and with the same programme as would have gone live.

    Prizes include a live concerto performance at a flexible future date, and an Odyssey harp.

    Further information:

     

  • The 40th Edinburgh International Harp Festival will take place online this year. From Friday 9th to Monday 12th April inclusive, you can sign up for a wealth of online courses, concerts and workshops. We are proud to be the sponsors of the Saturday night concert, with Maeve Gilchrist, Corrina Hewat with one or more colleagues, and the Iain MacLeoid Young Composer Award Winner 2021. 

  • The North London Competitions, which we have sponsored for fifteen years now, were about to happen last year when the first Covid-19 lockdowns hit. Confined to our homes, we quickly moved online, an experiment shared by the NLF’s equally enterprising drama section. In both cases, we were overwhelmed by the response – and so, the festival has gone fully online in 2021. 

    This year, to make the online format accessible to as many harpists as possible, the syllabus has been streamlined into three age categories plus the senior Camac competition

    Up to age 18, you can enter:

    • Age 10 and under
    • 11 to 13 years 
    • 14 to 17 years

    These are all school year ages, i.e. if you were 17 on 1st September 2020 but have turned 18 since then, you can still enter. 

    It is no longer necessary to follow grade exam syllabus repertoire, although of course you can if you want to. 

    The Camac Competition is open to harpists living and/or studying in the United Kingdom and Ireland, aged 30 and under. 

    We’re delighted that the United Kingdom Harp Association are repeating their generous sponsorship of a special prize for an outstanding competitor in any category. We are sponsoring all the other prizes, and every competitor will receive personalised feedback from our wonderful jurors: Catrin Finch and Keziah Thomas

    North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama

    Competition entries can be made here on the festival website

    All queries: 

    Helen Leitner, Artist Relations Manager

    Camac Harps

    [email protected]

  • Under the artistic direction of Ghislaine Petit-Volta and Laurence Bancaud, the Collegium21 competition encourages even the youngest harpists to explore contemporary music. There are four levels from beginners to advanced conservatoire students, combine very new works / world premiers, with free-choice pieces. One special feature of the competition is its series of masterclasses prior to the contest, where students can work directly with the composers of the set works. Moreover, all the masterclasses are filmed and later published online.

    This year, Collegium21 has made a big effort to increase the accessibility of the competitions to international students: their website now also has an English version, with all the information you need to take part. Curious harpists should also explore the website of Collegium21’s sister association, Les Signes de L’Arc. They have also translated their excellent reference book – La Harpe aux XXe et XXIe siècles – into English, as Guide to the Contemporary Harp.

    Concours Collegium21
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