We are delighted that the LIVE Godefroid International Harp Competition is announced, and will take place in Belgium between April 7-10, 2022. You have until March 12, 2022 to enrol!
The Godefroid Competition has been a mainstay of the harp internationals since 1997, and we are proud to be its regular exclusive sponsor. There are four categories, each with a set work celebrating the exceptionally rich contribution to the harp repertoire made by Belgian composers. Across the categories, Hasselmans, Vincent Ghadimi, Dizi and Godefroid have all been selected for 2022’s edition. We are also delighted to supply pedal and lever harps for the candidates.
All details are available here on the competition website.
Godefroid competition team
Together with our Welsh partners Telynau Vining Harps, we’re delighted to be sponsoring Ben Creighton-Griffiths ‘sappearance in the Wales International Harp Festival. The festival will run two action-packed days of concerts, workshops and masterclasses over April 12 – 13, 2022. The Nansi Richards Award for young Welsh harpists will also take place, and the festival has taken “Inspire! Heal! Renew” as its motto this year.
05 May 2022
The opening concert of Camac Harps’s fifth YouTube series will take place on May 5 2022 at 19:30 CET. Veronika Lemishenko, Principal Harpist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, will perform as part of her European tour to raise funds for the Ukrainian war effort.
To enjoy the concert and support Veronika, please join us @ CamacHarpsOfficial for the YouTube premier this coming Thursday. The concert is free of charge to attend, and will remain online for those wishing to catch up later.
Following this, the rest of this series of Les Jeudis de la Harpe will be touring the world! From Brazil to China, Germany to Japan, each concert will take place in a different artist’s home country. The Camac team is looking forward to leading you on a journey through a wonderful variety of settings and, as ever, musical styles.
Follow the itinerary via this agenda and our social media (@CamacHarps), or sign up to our mailing list.
Our second Jeudi de la Harpe online concert is going to travel far away from Paris – all the way to China, and Beijing’s world-famous Forbidden City concert hall.
We have had the pleasure of working with Guan Wang several times already. She was our honoured guest at the Camac Festival in Belfort (2018), and in 2019 we were delighted to welcome her, her colleagues and many of her students for a musical tour of France.
Professor of Harp at the China Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Principal Harpist of the China National Symphony Orchestra, Guan will perform her Jeudi de la Harpe concert with her colleague Ma Wen (cello). Harp and cello is a beautiful and still unusual combination: join us on May 12, 19:30 Paris time on YouTube to experience it for yourselves.
With their unique blend of blue harp, bass, traditional music and jazz, Christina Braga and Ricardo Medeiros are legends of the harp with Brazilian soul. Camac’s second YouTube concert of the Jeudis de la Harpe, Season V, is a perfect opportunity to experience them in concert: It will be a very special broadcast from Uaná Etê, Cristina and Ricardo’s garden in the heart of the Brazilian forest.
The artists will also be accompanied by a host of Brazilian birds… download the programme to find out more!
Andreas Mildner (Germany) is one of the most interesting harpists of his generation. His “technical brilliance” and “incredibly beautiful timbres” are praised by audiences and critics alike.
The first prize winner of the 2009 Arpista Ludovico International Competition in Madrid, he is also the winner of numerous other prizes and scholarships, included the German Music Competition, the Bavarian Culture Prize, the Bavarian Kunstförderpreis, from the Jürgen Ponto Foundation and the German Music Council.
Following an orchestral career as Principal Harpist with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Andreas Mildner is now Professor at the Würzburg Hochschule. He is a well-known soloist and chamber musician, also in duos with Heinz Holliger and Andreas Martin Hofmeir.
For Les Jeudis de la Harpe, Andreas Mildner offers us an all-German/Austrian programme: JS Bach’s Italian Concerto, Ernst Krenek’s Sonate für Harfe, and the Spohr C Minor Fantasy.
June 2’s online concert takes us all the way to Tokyo – for a musical meeting with a dear friend. Mai Fukui, now professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts, is well-known in both Europe and Asia. This Thursday, she has selected a programme to match, with classics of the French solo harp repertoire and “Floating Fireflies”, a new work by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura.
This Thursday, June 9, Camac’s series of online concerts welcomes Frédéric Bougouin. The electric and the metal-strung lever harp will be centre-stage, and we’re looking forward to travelling from Ourouk to Cuba, from a Carla Bley cover to original compositions, and music written for the theatre and a dear friend. Don’t miss a wonderful musical journey, all within Frédéric’s studio in France!