The festival’s harp competitions are generously sponsored by CAMAC HARPS, France and will be held at North Bank House, Pages Lane, Muswell Hill N10 1PP on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May 2020. Caryl Thomas and Sally Pryce and will adjudicate the CAMAC and all the other harp competitions in 2020.
Candidates for any of the competitions should be studying or resident in the United Kingdom or Ireland and must provide the adjudicators with a clean copy of the music for each work to be performed. For classes G02-G05 all pieces performed are to be from current ABRSM or TCL grade lists. The closing date for harp entries in Friday 1st May 2020.
Harpists are also eligible to enter String classes D02-D08 and Ensemble classes E01–E11 and may be interested in performing their own compositions.
Please also see the folk music class, E26. This will be held on Saturday 2nd May with instrumental ensemble and orchestral classes and can be entered by non-classical harpists.
Prizes and Certificates
The CAMAC Harp Competition has the following prizes:
First Prize – £500 and a paid lunchtime recital opportunity on Friday 3rd July 2020 as part of the Proms at St Jude’s, Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG. Candidates should be available for the concert date.
Second Prize – £200
Third Prize – £100
UKHA Special Prize
The video below shows performances from the 2019 CAMAC Harp Competition, together with an interview with Helen Leitner, the festival section head for harps. The 2020 competition will be on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May.