Les Jeudis Classiques 

Classical harp recitals broadcast from Camac Harps Paris 

During December 2020-January 2021, we presented our classical Thursdays: Les Jeudis Classiques

In collaboration with musician and film maker Julien Hanck, we streamed weekly classical recitals from the stage of Camac Harps Paris. Broadcast free of charge on the Camac Harps Youtube channel, they are all still available for you to enjoy. They feature some of the concert harp’s most beautiful literature, performed by some of its most exceptional artists.

Thursday, January 28 2021, 19:30 CET

Hélène Breschand

Hélène Breschand is part of a generation of musicians who explore new worlds by dismantling boundaries between disciplines. Her music makes us forget all about the particularities of the harp, and instead, we are immersed in a complete experience.

Hélène Breschand has worked with composers such as Luciano Berio, Bernard Cavanna, Pascal Dusapin and Eliane Radigue, and performs with numerous improvisers such as Médéric Collignon, Joelle Léandre, Jean-François Pauvros and Elliott Sharp. She also works on projects with dance, cinema, theatre and the visual arts: with Christian Marclay, The Do, David Toop, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

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Thursday, January 21 2021, 19:30 CET

Alexandra Bidi 

Winner of the Martine Géliot International Harp Competition, 2019

Alexandra Bidi was born in 2002 in New York City. She began her harp studies at the Scuola Musicale di Milano (Italy), before continuing with Beatriz Millán, Zoraida Ávila and Ghislaine Petit-Volta. In 2020, she joined Isabelle Moretti’s class at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP).

Alexandra is the winner of the the Martine Géliot International Harp Competition (2019), the Concurso Ibérico Isolda, Collegium 21, and the Léopold Bellan competition.

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Thursday, January 14 2021, 19:30 CET

Constance Luzzati

Winner of the Wales International Harp Competition (2006) and Szeged International Harp Competition (2007)

Constance LUZZATI specialises in expanding the harp repertoire in two very different ways: through contemporary premiers, and the transcription of early music. She obtained her doctorate in performance from the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) and the Sorbonne, focusing on 18th century French harpsichord repertoire. It is this very repertoire that we will enjoy during her performance of January 14th!

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Thursday, January 7 2021, 19:30 CET

Sylvain Blassel

Professor of Harp, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague

Sylvain Blassel is a harpist and conductor. Very early in his career, his position as Pierre Boulez’s assistant with the Ensemble InterContemporain led to many formative experiences: working for example with György Kurtag, György Ligeti, Brian Ferneyhough, and Helmut Lachenmann.

Keen to expand the repertoire available to him as a harpist, Sylvain Blassel has come to specialise in the virtuoso adaptation of music hitherto undreamt-of on the harp. He performs not simply transcriptions of digestible solos, but giants of the piano and orchestra repertoire. Our 2021 concert agenda is off to a fascinating start; Sylvain Blassel – true to form – performs Haydn’s Sonata n° 60 Hob.XVI.50, and Beethoven’s Six Bagatelles, op.126.

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Thursday, December 17 2020, 19:30 CET

David Lootvoet

First Principal Harp, Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris

David Lootvoet studied in Luxembourg and Rotterdam, with Germaine Lorenzini, and in Isabelle Moretti’s class at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP). In 2005, he won the prestigious post of First Principal Harp at the Opéra National de Paris. He also works regularly with ensembles such as the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre Les Siècles, Les Dissonances, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

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Thursday, December 10 2020, 19:30 CET

Agnė Keblytė

Born in Vilnius in 1990, Agnė Keblytė started her harp studies at the age of 9. She is a laureate of several international harp competitions, including 2nd prize at the 18th International Harp Contest in Israel (2012), and 1st prize at the 2nd International Harp competition in Szeged, Hungary (2010). Now based in Paris, Agnė performs all over the world, for example at Davos Young Artists in Concert, Les Museïques, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, the Rome Chamber Music Festival, Mediterranean Musical Encounters, Perla Baroku, and Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander.

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Thursday, December 3 2020, 19:30 CET

Mélanie Laurent

Mélanie Laurent is the winner of the USA International Harp Competition 2019. She studied with Isabelle Moretti at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, obtaining her Masters with distinction in 2020. She is also the winner of the Bellan International Competition (2017).

Following her gold medal in Bloomington, recitals are planned all over the world: in Cardiff, Chicago, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an.

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Thursday, November 26 2020, 19:30 CET

Marcel Cara

A scholar of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and of the Société Générale, Marcel graduated recently from Isabelle Moretti’s class in Paris and is widely-recognised as one of the most talented harpists of his generation.

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