/// In a few words...
Harpist Julie Campiche’s work is an on-going process of musical innovation. Through research and experimentation she has developed the use of electronic effects that enhance the scope of her improvisational work. She has a very personnel technique and her own musical language.
Julie introduced her harp into the world of jazz and contemporary music in a very organic way. She now performs in numerous European clubs and festivals on a regular basis. Through her innate curiosity and desire for new experience she plays with groups that have diverse instrumentation and esthetics. Be it theatre or contemporary performance, octets or duos, compositions or free-style improvisation, Julie infuses her music with an urgent fragility.
In addition to her concerts as a performing musician, Julie recently discovered a great interest in composition. To further her development in this field, she received the 2020 cultural grant from the Leenaards foundation.
For example, Julie received the mandate from RTS (Radio Television Switzerland) to create the radio jingle Espace 2 which was on the air from September 2016 to March 2020.
In November 2019, at the request of the Jena-based baroque orchestra Capella Jenensis, Julie wrote the music for a meeting between her quartet and a quartet of musicians from this baroque ensemble. This project won 1st prize at the Nacht Klang of Musikfest Erzgebirge and the radio Deutschlandfunk Kultur will produce an album with this music.
In 2020, Julie had the pleasure of being one of the three composers of the Bodycity project, a multi-disciplinary show that took place in Lausanne as part of the Youth Olympic Games.
/// Highlights collaborations
Jasper Høiby, Erik Truffaz, Malcolm Braff, Andreas Schaerer, Eric Longsworth, Claire Huguenin (Jibcae), Manu Hagmann, Cédric Chatelain, Wolfgang Zwiauer, Manu Gesseney, Jacques Siron, François Gallix, Gilles Torrent...
/// Highlights concerts
Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 12 Points Festival, Cully Jazz Festival, Schaffhauser Jazzfestival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Gaume Jazz Festival, Match & Fuse Festival, Jazz à la Villette, Jazzèbre, Avignon Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, Festival de la Bâtie, Avignon Festival off (theater), Swiss Harp Festival, Klangfest, Festival International Harpe en Avesnois, Hafensommer, Antigel, Ystad Jazz Festival, etc.
Sugar Club, AMR, Chat Noir, l’Usine PTR, Moods, Bee-flat, Sunset, La Bellevilloise, Le Périscope, Le Moulin à Jazz, Unterfahrt, B-flat, Bix, Moritzbastei, Kunstfabrik Schlot, etc.
Teacher at the Elise Estavoyer Harp School
Ponctual substitute teacher for Anne Bassand at the Centre Artistique du Lac
Co-leader / Orioxy workshop in group improvisation with rhythm section dedicated to harpists
at the conservatoire de musique du Nord Vaudois
Teacher / Master Class in Improvisation at the Swiss Harp Festival
Co-leader / 3-day Orioxy workshop in group improvisation with rhythm section dedicated to harpists
at the Elise Estavoyer Harp School
Private lessons – all levels
2012 - 2013
Substitute teacher for Elise Estavoyer at Elise Estavoyer Harp School
2011 - 2013
Advanced studies / CNR Department of Classical Music, Lyon, France
Harp technique for jazz
Professor: Christophe Truant
2005 - 2012
First harpist to study at the CNR Department of Jazz, Lyon, France
Professors: Jérôme Regard, Jean-Louis Almosino, Rodolphe Guillard & Mario Stantchev
Diploma in Musical Studies (DEM), Classical Harp / CNR, Lyon, France
Professor: Christophe Truant
2004 - 2009
1991 - 2002
Geneva Music Conservatory, classical harp
Professor: Catherine Eisenhofer