Jakez, and David Rescher-Dobek from the Harfengalerie Camac Berlin will be at the Frankfurt Musikmesse, between March 12th - 15th. If you would like to go, talk to Jakez and David, and explore our harp exhibition - we also have thirty twenty-eight FIFTEEN FREE DAY PASSES to give away! Please email email@example.com to receive your voucher code, and avoid having to spend 29€ at the Messe box office.
You will find us in Hall 3.1, stand F46.
Jesús Suárez, Jesús Medina, Rayder Alvarado, Yohander Millán performing "Momentos" by Leonard Jacome.
The "Harpe en Avesnois" International Festival is a real phenomenon in the harp world. It has now reached its twentieth year of existance, and - as you will see if you browse through their history - practically every great name of the harp has graced their stage. We are proud to have been attendance since the beginning!
In fact, Harpe en Avesnois began life even longer than two decades ago. During the 1990s, the Sambre - Avesnois - Hainaut region enjoyed a thriving harp scene. This was largely thanks to Orphea, the harp quartet created by Madame Dompierre-Lanet, plus her colleagues Juliette Jegou, Justine Jumez and Marianne Vandyck. They gave a large number of concerts and built up a loyal, largely non-harpist public. In 1992, the young members of Orphea left to pursue their harp studies elsewhere, leaving their fans without their beloved harp concerts. Therefore: in 1993, Monsieur Jean Duprey decided to create an association for the development and promotion of the harp. One of the association's key aims was to support harp pedagogy, by putting on masterclasses.
Two years of masterclasses then followed, beginning with none other than Susanna Mildonian in 1993, and Marie-Claire Jamet in 1994. A star-studded line-up has ensued: Isabelle Moretti, Marielle Nordmann, Catherine Michel, Susann McDonald, Bernard Andrès, Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche, Fabrice Pierre, Dominig Bouchaud, Xavier de Maistre, Jana Bouskova, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Park Stickney, Frédérique Cambreling, Annie Lavoisier, Jean-Michel Damase, and Gabriella Dall'Olio. In 2014, the annual masterclass will be given by Patrizia Tassini, between February 14th - 16th.
In 1995, in addition to this remarkably consistent and substantial pedagogical contribution to young harpists, the Harpe en Avesnois association launched a festival. Like the Edinburgh Harp Festival, this festival has distinguished itself by the exceptional harpists it invites, across a fascinatingly broad range of musical genres.
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Our Camac Voice of February is a new band: Ranagri. Ranagri’s four members – Jean Kelly (DHC Blue Light harp), Donal Rogers (vocals/guitar), Eliza Marshall (flutes/whistles) and Tad Sargent (bodhran/bouzouki) – all have busy careers across the musical spectrum. From the Albert Hall, Radio 3 and the Philharmonia, to touring or recording with Peter Gabriel, Ennio Morricone, James Horner and Hans Zimmer; from traditional Irish music sessions, to work with the Divine Comedy and Radiohead - all this musical experience comes together in Ranagri. A mutual love of traditional music also underpins their songs, but their sound is more contemporary folk, with a bit of indie too. Their debut album of original songs is due to be released this year: meanwhile, you can check out four singles, and even download one for free. Our Camac Voice music is called "Idris”, from Ranagri's EP 'The Bogeyman'(available for download on itunes).
One of our senior technicians on the French team, Enric de Anciola, will be in Berlin next week. We have taken advantage of this to create a special offer for our clients: FREE regulations at the Harfengalerie Camac Berlin on February 4th and 5th, 2014. If you would like to have either your Camac pedal or your Camac lever harp regulated for free, all you have to do is contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and make an appointment!
On March 9th, 2014, L'Espace Camac is host to Quentin Vestur and his Duo Sunstep. Quentin was our Camac Voice of September 2013, and you can read his interview here. We're looking forward to a workshop on arranging Breton and Irish music - Quentin's particular specialisms - for the lever harp. Duo Sunstep consists of Quentin on lever harp, and Glenn Gouthe on uilleann pipes. They are your chance to discover Scottish, Irish and Breton melodies, dances and airs, heard in arrangements ranging from the elaborate to the simple, and always performed with sensitivity, creativity and swing.
As ever, contact Claude to reserve your seats: email@example.com, or telephone 00 33 1 40 40 08 40.
We're taking an exhibition to the Fête de la Harpe in Nice this Sunday. This year, Michèle Vuillaume and Agnès Berard have organised a wonderful tribute to Marie-Claire Jamet. I musn't divulge what's in it, because the programme is a surprise! But the day has been put together by more than ten teachers from the Provence/Côte d'Azur region, with all their pupils - the stage is going to be full. To find out more, you can either go, or log back in to Harpblog in a few days, once we're free to spill the beans!
We are looking forward to partnering a long weekend in Beaune at the end of this week. Over three days in the heart of Burgundy, the Journées de la harpe will present a variety of concerts and masterclasses from many of our favourite artists. The Milevska Trio, winners of no less than five recent jazz prizes, will give both a concert and a masterclass, as will Duo Perpetuo, the harp-violin duo of Béatrice Guillermin and Frédéric Moreau. Nikolaz Cadoret, star of the lever harp firmament, will give a recital, and there will also be an intriguing musical animation by the group Fest Tilia. The festival will conclude with a concert by the classes of the regional conservatoires, led by Dorothée Cornec.
The Beaune harp days feature a Camac exhibition throughout, in the Chapelle Saint-Etienne. For booking, please contact the Conservatoire de musique et de danse: +33 3 80 24 56 94, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The famous Hospices de Beaune, where we will be listening to Duo Perpetuo. Photo: Christophe Finot