January 24, 2019
Jazz is one of the most rapidly-developing fields for the harp, but at the time of writing it's still the case that almost every jazz harpist comes to this music via a classical background. Marcella Carboni has brought out a fantastic new jazz harp method which is particularly helpful if you're starting like this. It also particularly emphasises jazz harp's development in the context of jazz history, drawing the instrument out of its niche, and placing it within the tradition as a whole. Read more…
January 18, 2019
What's faster: Berlin to Munich with Deutsche Bahn, or should you catch a ride in the Camac van? Our German team is zooming down to Munich in February! We're happy to be supporting the harp competition of the Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung, and we will also be bringing an exhibition to Munich's Hochschule für Musik und Theater. Read more…
January 18, 2019
Larisa Klievtsova and Veronika Lemishenko have launched the Second "Glowing Harp" International Competition, which will take place in Kharkiv in April of this year. We are looking forward our second trip to the Ukraine, this time accompanying the competition as sponsors. Read more…
Dasson An Delenn: sign up now!
January 9, 2019
You can now apply for Dasson an Delenn, our competition dedicated to the lever harp in Brittany. Places being limited, candidates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis - don't be too late to fill out your form!
“Comment ça marche?”: children’s workshop with the CSFI, Paris
January 8, 2019
The Paris-based Chambre Syndicale de la Facture Instrumentale organised a workshop for children aged between seven and ten, in partnership with the Almaviva ensemble and the Association des Amis des Concerts du Dimanche Matin. This is an intelligent combination of a Sunday morning concert for parents, and a different concert/workshop for children at the same time, making it easy and enjoyable for all the family to attend.
The Early Pedal Harp as a Museum Artefact – Munich, November 2018
January 3, 2019
The Deutsches Museum in Munich has always been both an exhibit space, and also an active research centre into technology, science and their cultural resonances. The museum's Research Institute is currently running a project called "A Creative Triangle of Mechanics, Acoustics and Aesthetics: The Early Pedal Harp (1780-1830) as a Symbol of Innovative Transformation". A public conference was held as part of this in November 2018.