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North London competitions 2019

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 at North Bank House. We’re delighted to be welcoming Stephen Fitzpatrick and Emma Ramsdale to be our illustrious jury members. Stephen, British in origin, is now Principal Harpist at the Berlin Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim, and is also Professor of Harp at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Emma is an ABRSM diploma examiner, and has taught at Junior Guildhall and many schools during her teaching career, while also pursuing a busy performing schedule. 

North London offers competitions for every age and stage, from grade 1 (ABRSM / Trinity syllabuses), to young professional. There are also the increasingly popular junior and senior chamber music classes. The Camac Harp Competition is open to pedal harpists of conservatoire standard and beyond, studying or resident in the UK / Republic of Ireland and aged up to 30.

We are very pleased that once again we can offer a great professional opportunity to the laureate of this competition, in the form of a paid lunchtime recital at the Proms at St Jude’s. Candidates should therefore be available for the scheduled concert date of Friday, June 21st 2019, at lunchtime in London NW11). 

Registration is via the online form of the North London festival, which will be activated early in 2019. Meanwhile, you can prepare your programmes using the information in the competition flyer, and register your interest using this form. We will then let you know once registrations are open! 

Closing date for applications: Monday, April 1st 2019

Any questions, contact Helen @ Camac

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