The second Cracow Harp Days will take place on March 21st and 22nd, 2015! This is our second festival project with Agnieszka Grela-Fedkowicz and the Szkoła Muzyczna I i II st im. B. Rutkowskiego. The first Cracow Harp Days were in 2010, and included an unforgettable recital by Anneleen Lenaerts of music from her then recent album of Chopin and Liszt.
The 2015 Days will follow the same format of a festival weekend, a balance of concerts and masterclasses, and a blend of classical music and jazz. We are looking forward to hearing Florence Sitruk, Artistic Director of the International Harp Contest in Israel and Visiting Professor at the Cracow Music Academy, who will give a recital, and a day of masterclasses for conservatoire students and young professionals.
We are also delighted to celebrate young Polish artistry with Klara Woskowiak, first prize winner ex aequo of the London Competition 2014. Klara is also the winner of the Slovenian International Harp Competition (2013), and a host of other prizes, collected throughout her studies in Poland with Ewa Jaslar, Paris with Isabelle Moretti and Geneviève Létang, London with Karen Vaughan, and now in Lausanne with Letizia Belmondo and Germaine Lorenzini. Klara will give a lunchtime solo recital, followed by a masterclass for school-age harp students.
On Sunday evening, we will move to the Alchemia club in the Kazimierz district for a concert by Tara Minton with guitarist Tristan McCoppin. Tara is no stranger to Harpblog's pages: we love her soulful and original mixture of jazz, folk and rock and roll, a fabulous ambassador for the blue harp.
Entry to all concerts and masterclasses is free. Please reserve your concert seats or masterclass participation by emailing email@example.com. You can also find all information about the festival in Polish on the Harp Days Facebook page.
On the harp making side, we will hold an exhibition throughout the festival, with a special 20% discount off all strings and accessories. It would be very helpful if you could preorder, so that we know what to bring with us. If you are interested in particular types of harps, it would also be great if you could tell us in advance, that we may plan the exhibition.
You can also book to have your Camac harp regulated, for free, by Camac's senior technician Enric De Anciola. For all exhibition special requests, pre-orders, and regulation bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9th.
We are very happy to be working with Agnieszka again, and hope to see as many of you as we can in Cracow!