We have sponsored the International Harp Competition in Szeged, Hungary, since its beginnings. Applications to the fifth edition of the competition are now open!
We have spent a great weekend in the company of Ion Ivan-Roncea, Roxana Moișanu and their team at the National University of Music in Bucharest. We were particularly inspired by a markedly high level across the board – every concert was a pleasure to hear, and a source of new ideas and impulses.
The long-established national competitions in London will take place, as ever, on the UK May bank holiday weekend: Sunday, May 5th and Monday, May 6th 2019 at North Bank House. With a great range of categories, covering every age and stage from beginner to young professional, this is a perfect opportunity to gain competition experience in a relaxed and supportive environment. As part of their prize, the winner of the senior competition will be offered a recital opportunity at the prestigious Proms At St Jude’s in London.
On Sunday, December 16th and Monday, December 17th 2018, we are delighted to be co-organising, with Vienna Philharmonic co-principal harpist Anneleen Lenaerts, two Christmas harp days in Vienna. These are designed to be an open window on the Viennese Classical world, a special event to which we are particularly looking forward.
We have returned from a fantastic festival in Belfort, not far from the Swiss and German borders in North-East France. Every year, over the third weekend in October, we visit a different francophone region, with a wide-ranging and top-quality artistic programme, and the biggest exhibition of our season. We were hugely touched by the enthusiasm and collaboration from everybody in situ – and blown away by the show at the end.
We will be celebrating our new partnership with Irish distributeur Musikkon, at Blessington Music in November. Clíona Doris, Denise Kelly and Tristan Le Govic will be joining us to offer you a fantastic programme of courses and concerts!
…until the Camac Festival in Belfort! You’ve been reading about our artistic programme over the last couple of weeks – and there’s something else as well: an unmissable exhibition which only takes place once a year, during our festival. You can explore our range, and also a large selection of second-hand instruments, from lever harps to concert grand.
Rave Harps, Katryna Tan’s excellent harp centre, is a wonderful example of how to combine concert and teaching activities with harp distribution. Camac France, Camac Singapore & Malaysia and Rave Harps are now collaborating on a big harp weekend in Singapore, from October 27th – 29th, 2018.
To celebrate our new partnership with Shimro in South Korea, we are looking forward to a concert with Isabelle Moretti, at the Ilshin Hall in Seoul on November 5th, 7:30PM. This will also be the first time the Camac Canopée has been presented in South Korea.
The DHC 32 is a special point of focus a concert with Ailie Robertson at Borough New Music Series 12. On the programme: Ailie’s own composition ‘Seven Sorrows’, for DHC 32, string quartet and electronics; ‘Fall’ by Kaija Saariaho; Josef Tal’s Concerto for Harp and Electronics; and a new work by Will Handysides.