2022 is Camac’s anniversary year! We have been making harps in France for half a century – this autumn, we’re marking this milestone with a special festival in Paris.
Between Friday, October 21 and Sunday, October 23, at our flagship showroom and at the Cité de la Musique, our festival will celebrate everything we love most about the harp and the harp community. For programme details, you can download the flyer to the right (in French), or read our blog (in English) about it here.
In our wish to make the event as widely accessible as possible, we are fully sponsoring all concerts and events and they are free of charge to attend. BUT! Places are limited, so reservation in advance is essential via the form below.
If you have any questions about your Camac Festival reservation, Helen Leitner will be glad to help you. Please contact [email protected].
IMPORTANT INFO about the concerts at the Cité de la Musique:
Concerts at the Cité de la Musique need paper tickets. Tickets can be picked up from the Camac showroom (ten minutes’ walk away at 92, rue Petit) on the day of the concert, any time between 9AM – 7PM. They will not be available at the Cité de la Musique box office, nor on the door! Tickets that have not been picked up from the Camac showroom by 7PM will be reassigned to the waiting list.
The following concerts are fully-booked. To go on the waiting list, please email [email protected] with the number of desired places and the best way to contact you quickly.
- Friday, October 21 at 8PM – Gala Concert
- Saturday, October 22 at 8PM – Gala Concert
- Saturday, October 22 at 11PM – Edmar Castañeda and Grégoire Maret
- Sunday, October 23 at 12 noon – Hélène Breschand
- Sunday, October 23 at 5PM – Nikolaz Cadoret
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Our Californian partners Pacific Harps are organising a festival in Pasadena, over the long weekend of November 4-6. Discover the programme here on the Camac blog, and book your tickets here on EventBrite. Any questions? Contact Pacific Harps or [email protected].
Together with our excellent Polish distributors MyHarp, we’re delighted to be sponsoring the 5th Poznan Harp Autumn. For full programme details, please consult the poster; active participation in masterclasses should be registered by October 10, 2022 to the contact details below.
Kevin Le Pennec is ne of the most exciting lever harpists of the new generation of modern trad. He fuses Celtic traditions with
pop, jazz, rock, funk and world, composes his own songs and creates a musical universe that is popular, tradition and francophone. In this concert in Paris, he will present his first album, “A Distance”.
The sixth edition of the International Harp Competition in Szeged, Hungary will take place between November 29 – December 4, 2022. There are three competition categories: 14 and under, 19 and under and 25 and under, and the competition always celebrates a Hungarian composer and a major harp repertoire composer. For the sixth edition, it’s the turn of Kodály and Hasselmans.
Comprehensive information about rules, prizes, programmes and deadlines are available here on the competition’s webpage. You’ll also find the entry form, including upload details for the video preliminary round. The closing date for applications is September 26th, 2022.
Szeged organising committee
If you follow @CamacHarpsOfficial on Youtube, we hope you already know and love our online concerts. To date, our Les Jeudis de la Harpe series has delightedly published 45 brilliant concerts. Each concert is about half an hour long, broadcast free of charge afterwork on Thursday nights, and celebrates the huge creativity and range of styles throughout the harp community.
This creativity never shows any sign of slowing down and we are happy to announce the launch of Les Jeudis de la Harpe – season VI! We’ll start broadcasting on Thursday, December 8, 19:30 CET @CamacHarpsOfficial on YouTube. If you can join us for each premier and say hello to us on the chat, we love that! If you’re busy doing something else, we’re also ardent supporters of online broadcasting’s global accessibility – the videos will stay up, so by all means catch up later.
We’ll start broadcasting on Thursday, December 8, 19:30 CET @CamacHarpsOfficial on YouTube, with the Trio de la Plaine – the Trio from the Plains. They are: Murielle Kopff-Vérité (EC Llanera harp), Consuelo Uribe (voice, cello, cuatro, maracas) and Juan Garcia (maracas, cuatro, flute). Take a trip to South America and discover the breathtaking rhythms, tender waltzes and vivid, varying colours of Joropo llanero.
Marie-Pierre Langlamet needs little introduction to concert harpists. She has been Principal Harpist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993, and we are thrilled that she is part of our 6th series of Les Jeudis de la Harpe.
Next Thursday, December 15 at 19:30 on YouTube, Marie-Pierre will perform a virtuoso classical programme for us, including several of her own arrangements. Please download the programme here to find out more – and don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the most exceptional harpists of her generation.