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.
Sophye Soliveau (harp)
Carine Oumouchi (chorus)
Ari Kali (chorus)
Soula Aime (chorus)
Andy Berald-Catelo (drums)
Eric Segall (bass)
New Soul is first and foremost a challenge: the challenge Sophye Soliveau set herself to sing soul music accompanied by a harp. Together with the gospel and jazz voices of Carine Oumouchi, Ari Kali and Soula Aime, and Eric Segall and Andy Berald-Catelo on bass and drums, she creates a timeless atmosphere. Her music is mystical and effervescent, soothing everyone’s ears and hearts.
Sophye Soliveau is a singer and harpist who has been nourished by Afro-American music since childhood. She is a member of Seksion Maloya (traditional music from Reunion Island) and Àbájade (Afro-jazz band with Cuban influences) on lead vocals, choirs and percussion. Passionate about vocal harmonies, from Francis Poulenc to Bobby Mc Ferrin, she also leads several vocal ensembles (Maré Mananga, Oshun and l’Atelier chorale) in which improvisation and the link with Afro-descendant music, particularly R&B and soul, play a central role.
Follow Sophye and her group on:
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Our last online concert before Christmas stars Şirin Pancaroğlu, one of Turkey’s best-known harpists. Alongside her international concert harp career, Şirin has championed Turkish music on the harp. This began with research into the historical Turkish-Ottoman harp, the çeng. Now, she transcribes, arranges and composes music related to the tradition and beyond for both modern pedal and lever harp. This includes her recent Turkish Harp Music Collection, a major collection of sheet music in multiple volumes.