Harps

We have a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. Entrants must also upload copies of the music. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register.

The closing date for harp classes is Friday 16th April.

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HARP CLASS DETAILS

Together with Speech and Drama, the NLF harp section has already blazed a trail through our online crisis solutions! At the start of the pandemic, the harp competitions were held online and attracted a huge number of entries from the length and breadth of the British Isles. You can enjoy the winning videos from last year below.

2021’s competitions will be online and have been streamlined to give as many young harpists as possible the chance to enter. Entrants must live in the UK or Ireland. It is not compulsory to present pieces from any particular grade exam syllabus although, of course, you are welcome to do so. Instead there will be three age categories, with the judging emphasis on overall performance and the suitability of the programme for the player.

Entrants will submit a video of their performance rather than performing live. Every entrant will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation.

The UKHA Special Prize of £200 may be awarded to a harpist competing in any of the four harp classes.

We are delighted that our jurors will be Catrin Finch and Keziah Thomas.
The closing date is Friday 16th April.

CLASSES and ADJUDICATORS

Camac Harp Competition – Class 600


For young professional harpists living and/or studying in the United Kingdom and Ireland, aged 30 and under. For more information – Camac Harp Competition

 

Catrin Finch
Keziah Thomas
Harp Solo – Class 601


Age 10 and under – own choice, one or two contrasting pieces – time limit 5 minutes.Please submit all pieces in one video. Pieces may be recorded separately (each in one take and unedited), then spliced together.

 

Catrin Finch
Keziah Thomas
Harp Solo – Class 602


11 to 13 years – own choice, one or two contrasting pieces – time limit 10 minutes.Please submit all pieces in one video. Pieces may be recorded separately (each in one take and unedited), then spliced together.

 

Catrin Finch
Keziah Thomas
Harp Solo – Class 603


14 to 17 years – own choice, one or two contrasting pieces – time limit 12 minutes.Please submit all pieces in one video. Pieces may be recorded separately (each in one take and unedited), then spliced together.

 

Catrin Finch
Keziah Thomas

In each case, age is the age on 1st September 2020 so that all the entrants in a class are in the same school year.

We have a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. Entrants must also upload copies of the music. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register.

If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the six-months prior to the Festival, they should contact the Composition Section Head before entering.

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CAMAC COMPETITION 2020

We had to cancel our competitions in London in May 2020 because of the Covid-19 crisis – but offered a video competition instead. This is the first time we have run such a contest, and it went viral in more than one sense of the word! With over 170 entries across the board, we have been thrilled by the response. Huge thanks go to our jurors, Caryl Thomas and Sally Pryce, who have certainly been kept busy! The full results are available at the bottom of the page.

 


2020 COMPETITION WINNERS

Camac Competition – Llywelyn Ifan Jones
Winner of the Camac Competition at the North London Festival / Camac video competitions 2020, plays Visions in Twilight by Garrett Byrnes (*1971), and Fantasy op. 12 on Gounod’s ‘Faust’ by Albert Zabel (1834 – 1910).

Grades 7-8 Recital – Matilda Whates
Winner of the Class at the North London Festival / Camac video competitions 2020, plays the first movement of Handel’s Concerto op. 4 no. 6, and Nataliana by Deborah Henson-Conant.

Grades 5-6 Recital – Meredith Hau
Winner of the Grades 5-6 Recital Class at the North London Festival / Camac video competitions 2020, plays Danza de Luzma by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, and Presto by J C Bach.

Grades 3-4 Recital – Dulce Tilley
Winner of the Grades 3-4 Recital Class at the North London Festival / Camac video competitions 2020, plays Prelude in C Major from JS Bach’s ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ BWV 846, and Two Guitars by Linda Wood.

Grades 1-2 Recital – Melanie Hau
Winner of the Grades 1-2 Recital Class at the North London Festival / Camac video competitions 2020, plays ‘Mountain Stream’ and ‘Swing Time’, both by Skaila Kanga.

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