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London Competitions 2020

North London Competitions 2020


We will be back in North London for the annual competitions we have sponsored in the capital for over a decade. This event provides competition experience in a supportive atmosphere, for harpists living and/or studying in the UK and Ireland, and with classes from beginner level to young professional. Our collaboration with the excellent London music and literary festival, the Proms at St Jude’s, continues; a lunchtime recital will be offered to the winner of the U30 Camac prize. 

A big thank-you in advance also goes to 2020’s jurors: Caryl Thomas, Head of Harp Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and Sally Pryce, Principal Harp with the Aurora Orchestra

2020 is a special year for the North London Festival – it’s their centenary! The celebrations will start with a concert in the Rosslyn Hill Chapel, in the early evening on Friday 15th November. First and second prize-winners from 2019, Claudia Lamanna and Mared Pugh-Evans, will be performing, so Camac AR already booked their tickets. 

Regional festivals do not attract the same media attention as the international competitions. But their contribution is invaluable: the experience they provide is what helps candidates get ready for the big contests. It is the same with local music schools: good teaching here gives conservatoire professors the stars of tomorrow to teach. 

The NLF website is in the process of being updated for 2020. If you’d like to receive an email once the entry form is active, please contact Helen Leitner and we’ll put you on our list! 

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