30 Jun 2022
Ailie Robertson is one of Scotland’s leading harpists. Awarded LiveIreland’s ‘Female Musician of the Year’, and the prize for ‘Innovation in Traditional Music’ in the Scottish Awards for New Music, her synthesis of Scottish, Irish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realization of “otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp”. Read more here, and join us this Thursday on YouTube for another fantastic online concert on Les Jeudis de la Harpe.
07 Jul 2022
Season V of Les Jeudis de la Harpe has reached its final concert! We’re heading to Boston USA, for a concert by one of the most brilliant jazz harpists of his generation, and his esteemed colleagues. Charles Overton (harp), Max Ridley (bass) and Lee Fish (drums) all studied at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute – and Charles was the first harpist ever to be accepted to the prestigious programme. As ever, and for the last time before the summer, the concert will start at 19:30 CET, @CamacHarpsOfficial on YouTube. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
You have until February 28th to enrol for next July’s Rave Harps International Prestige Award in Singapore. This competition has an innovative hybrid model with both face-to-face and video possibilities for competitors. More info: Camac blog.
22 Jul 2022
We will be heading to Cardiff for the World Harp Congress, which will take place between July 22 (exhibition opens 12 noon) – July 28, 2022. Please come and join us for the biggest event in the harp world calendar! We are delighted to be joining forces with our Cardiff partners, Telynau Vining harps, for an exceptional exhibition of our very latest models.
Exhibition is free of charge to attend; full and day conference passes to the artistic programme are available via the WHC website.
Exhibition enquiries: [email protected]
Free regulations of Camac harps during the event (on reservation): [email protected].
Registrations for the thirteenth Camac Trophy at the world-famous Festival Interceltique de Lorient are now open. You have until July 15th to submit your dossier, and the competition itself will take place on August 13th, 2022 at 3PM in Lorient.
Download the flyer for further information – and read more about this fantastic festival on the Camac blog!
Festival Interceltique de Lorient
Tel : +33 (0) 2 97 21 24 29
Direct link to register for the competition as a competitor, or buy tickets to the event: here.
08 Sep 2022
HarpFest VII will take place in Singapore between September 8 – 11, 2022. After the long pandemic, its motto is “Dreams beyond the rainbow”. “We have accompanied so many students in their harp dreams”, says Katryna, “and we are looking forward to accompanying many more, throughout the next twenty years.”
Rave Harps will be joined by their colleagues and co-students from Thailand and Indonesia, and guest artists from Europe too. There will be concert appearances and a masterclass with Isabelle Moretti, and we are delighted to sponsor Rossitza Milevska and Cédric Le Donne’s jazz night. The full programme ranges from harp concertos to harp ensembles, and offers some fantastic active performance opportunities.
Your HarpFest delegate pass gives you access to 6 concerts, 10 masterclasses/workshops, diverse showcases and, we promise you, an unforgettable long weekend in a beautiful setting. Register before the end of May, and enjoy your early bird discount.
More about HarpFest on the Camac blog.
We are delighted to announce the first concert of the new season at our flagship showroom in Paris. Marcel Cara will give a recital on Saturday, 24 September 2022 at 18.30, performing music by Bartók, Tournier, Debussy, Brahms and Renié.
Born in 1996, Marcel Cara studied at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in the class of Isabelle Moretti, and also worked with Germanine Lorenzini. He has made his début as a soloist in prestigious settings like as the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Singer-Polignac Foundation, the Cité de la musique de Soissons, the Guimet Museum, the British Museum, and at the Messiaen, Deauville, Giverny, Ancenis and Colmar Festivals. He has worked with musicians such as Adrien la Marca, Philippe Bernold, Adriana Ferreira, David Petrlik, and the Métamorphose Quartet. With his duo partner, cellist Stéphanie Huang, he is working with distinguished chamber music professor Emmanuelle Bertrand.
Marcel Cara has performed Bruno Mantovani’s Concerto with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris under the baton of the composer, and also with the Orchestre de Picardie conducted by Arie Van Beek. Resident at the Cité des Arts de Paris from 2018 – 2020, Marcel is also a laureate of the Hong Kong Harp Contest, the Musicales du Centre Competition, and the YCA International Auditions, New York. He holds a scholarship from the Académie des Beaux-Arts, and is supported by the Société Générale.
Entrance: free (please reserve using the form to the right or by contacting Olivier and Laurent via the details below).+33 1 40 40 08 40 (then press 1)
14 Oct 2022
Isabelle Moretti and Tristan Le Govic are the stars of 2022’s Prague Harp Festival, which will take place between October 14-15, 2022 at the Prague Conservatory. Organised by Barbora Plachá, our partner in the Czech Republic. Please contact Barbora directly for more information and to reserve a free regulation of your Camac harp (details below).