Don’t miss Frédéric Bougouin’s Electric Concert at Camac Harps Paris!
On the program: original compositions from his latest album EllesSeules. Experience their entrancing melodies and rich arrangements of layers, loops, effects…and everything that can sound on a harp!
Can’t make it to Paris? Watch the online concert Frédéric made for us, up on the Camac YouTube channel.
Contact Olivier and Laurent on [email protected] / +33 1 40 40 08 40, or sign up via the online form here.
Thursday, February 2: it’s the penultimate concert in this series of Les Jeudis de la Harpe! We’re going to enjoy the Blue Phoenix Duo, who are Évélina Simon (harp) and Martí Lafond (drums). Their music is a joyful blend of world, reggae and pop, own compositions and covers. Take a look at the programme here, and join us this week on the Camac YouTube channel for a great premier, and a great start to your evening.
Harp, sun and fun! Harp Fest NZ promises all of these over the long weekend of February 3-6, 2023. Don’t miss our President Jakez François’s harp making lecture, Katryna Tan’s harp pedagogy workshop, decoding lead sheets with Amanda Whiting, etudes and rhythm with Felice Pomeranz, and much, much more! It’s also the first time (we think) we’ve had a festival room named after us: just head for the Camac Chapel.
It’s the last in the series for Les Jeudis de la Harpe! And what a finale it will be, as we welcome Cuerpo y Arpa: harpist Nathalie Chatelain, and flamenco dancer Anais Bayle. With music ranging from Asturias to The Mask of Zorro, harp and dance improvisations, and Deborah Henson-Conant’s famous “Baroque Flamenco”, this is a treat not to be missed!
Do download the programme to the right, and join us on Thursday, February 9th at 19:30CET, @ CamacHarpsOfficial on YouTube.
Want to develop your jazz improvisation skills, and try playing with the band? Felice Pomeranz will show you how!
On Saturday, March 18 from 3 to 6 pm at Espace Camac, explore improvisation, and playing alongside Alexander Trampas (bass) and Julien Machet (drums).
Workshop open to all ages, all levels, or just as a spectator.
Felice POMERANZ has been teaching at Berklee College of Music since 2002, the year she initiated a harp class. She holds advanced degrees from the New England Conservatory in both classical and jazz harp, and is the first and only harpist to have received a master’s degree in jazz studies from the NEC.
In addition to her lecturing skills, Felice has performed at virtually every classical and jazz festival in the United States, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. Her webshop includes a comprehensive catalog of transcriptions, classical and popular arrangements, her major recordings (Tomorrow’s Dream, Felicidade), as well as her instructional DVD Jazzy Beginnings and the CD/workbook Harp in the Band, Vol.1.
Felice is very active in the American Harp Society, serving as president of the board of directors, and is the head of Gilded Harps, an authoritative network of harp professionals, often initiating events throughout New England and beyond. With Kids for Camp, she provides a summer camp scholarship opportunity for young harpists.
+33 1 40 40 08 40
We are delighted to be returning to Cracow for the 4th Cracow Harp Days, a festival weekend we have proudly sponsored since 2010. It all takes place thanks to the vision of Agnieszka Grela-Fedkowicz, harp professor at Cracow’s Szkoła Muzyczna I i II stopnia im. Bronisława Rutkowskiego, and since its beginnings has welcomed artists such as Anneleen Lenaerts, Isabelle Moretti, Rossitza Milevska, Tara Minton, Marta Power and Aistė Baliunytė, Florence Sitruk and Klara Wośkowiak. It is always a joyful meeting between international and Polish harpists, students and stars, and friends old and new; we also bring a harp exhibition and offer gratis regulations of Camac Harps throughout the weekend.
The 4th Cracow Harp Days will now take place between March 18-19, 2023, with guest artists François Pernel and Edmar Castaneda.
François Pernel is one of the most creative lever harpists we know: browse his YouTube channel to get a sense of his extraordinary range, and how he is developing new voices for the lever harp. Believing that interesting music belongs to every age and stage, François has also brought out several exquisitely-printed volumes of sheet music that will excite and move you from your very first harp notes. We are very proud to have developed our Excalibur instrument with him: large lever harp with an exceptionally powerful sound.
The exceptional Latin jazz virtuoso Edmar Castaneda has collaborated with Sting, Bela Fleck, John Scofield, Ricki Lee Jones, Hiromi, John Patitucci, Pedrito Martinez, Marcus Miller, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ivan Lins, The Yellowjackets, and Paco De Lucia. The great Paquito D’Rivera has called him “an enormous talent…a musician who has taken his harp out of the shadow to become one of the most original musicians from the Big Apple.” Don’t miss his extraordinary blend of traditional Colombian music and jazz, on the harp we custom-built for him: the EC Llanera 35.
Our esteemed partners Virginia Harp Center are holding their festival in Arlington, USA! Between March 24-26, 2023, you can experience stars of the classical, jazz and Celtic harp in concerts, performance classes, and workshops. You can also take to the stage yourself, in an open mic session or as part of the VHC Festival Harp Ensemble.
Comprehensive information, schedule, location and booking is all available on the festival website.