50 years of passion à la française!
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Camac Harps's quest for excellence is at the heart of the company's entire, wide range of harps, serving an equally rich variety of styles and musical creativity.
Camac has spent the last fifteen years researching and reviving the exceptional sound of Érard harps, in the context of modern harp making. Since the launch of the "nouveau son Camac" - the new Camac sound - in 2017, these Concert Grand harps have won the confidence of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Paris Opera, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian State Opera, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and more.
Camac’s “DHC” electric lever harp is widely recognised as the benchmark in its field, developed with the legendary jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant. Its electroacoustic pedal harps are also loved throughout the jazz, pop and contemporary music industry.
With its ateliers still in the same Breton village they have always been in, Camac has always been passionate about the lever harp. Far from being a “small” or study instrument, the lever harp is an instrument in its own right, with a wealth of rich traditions and contemporary voices. Every Camac concert lever harp has been designed in collaboration with a lever harp soloist.
Camac Harps has been an "entreprise du patrimoine vivant", a company of living heritage, since 2006. This is an award from the French government for excellence in the fields of craftsmanship and manufacture, underpinning the economic and cultural identity of France.
In 2022, Camac became one of the first companies to receive the "Luthiers and Manufacturers of France" label of manufacturing quality from the French Instrument Makers Association (CSFI). In addition, holders of this label affirm their commitment against counterfeiting, illegal trade in protected species, and deforestation.
Camac is proud to be exhibiting at the Congress together with their Cardiff distributors of the last twenty years, Telynau Vining Harps. It is also an anniversary year: founded in 1972, Camac is celebrating fifty years of passion à la française.