Camac Harp Competition

This is a major award for harpists sponsored by the French harp makers Camac. The 2021 competition is open to harpists of conservatoire standard or beyond studying or resident in the United Kingdom or Ireland up to 30 years of age.  The competition will be online, with entrants submitting a video of their performance rather than performing live. The recital should consist of two or more contrasting pieces lasting between 15 and 20 minutes.

Every entrant will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation.

The closing date will be Friday 16th April.

First Prize – £500

Second Prize – £200

Third Prize – £100

UKHA Special Prize – £200 *

*  The UKHA Special Prize may be awarded to a harpist in competing in any harp class

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. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register. Entrants must also upload a clean copy of the music for each work to be performed.

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

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CAMAC COMPETITION 2020

We had to cancel our competitions in London this May 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! Without further ado, here are the results:

Llywelyn Ifan Jones

Llywelyn Ifan Jones Photo: Keith Morris

Camac Competition 2020

First Prize: Llywelyn Ifan Jones
Second Prize: Lise Vandersmissen
Third Prize: Clara Gatti Comini
Commendation: Clara Garde
UKHA Prize: Aimee Lam

 

Click the ‘Read More’ button below to see a video of performances from the 2019 Camac Harp Competition, together with an interview with Helen Leitner, the festival section head for harps.

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