BIOGRAPHY

© Dominique Schreckling

 

“For me being a musician is something sacred, essential and universal, I try to work on forgetting myself, create a space where I believe I can fly and share this space and connect. It is truly what I love.”


/// 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.

/// Awards

/// Highlights collaborations

Jasper Høiby, Erik TruffazMalcolm BraffAndreas SchaererEric LongsworthClaire Huguenin (Jibcae)Manu HagmannCédric Chatelain, Wolfgang Zwiauer, Manu Gesseney, Jacques Siron, François Gallix, Gilles Torrent...

/// Highlights concerts

Festivals
Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 12 Points FestivalCully Jazz FestivalSchaffhauser JazzfestivalCopenhagen Jazz FestivalGaume Jazz FestivalMatch & Fuse FestivalJazz à la VilletteJazzèbreAvignon Jazz FestivalJazz à VienneFestival de la BâtieAvignon Festival off (theater)Swiss Harp FestivalKlangfestFestival International Harpe en AvesnoisHafensommerAntigelYstad Jazz Festival, etc.
Clubs
Sugar ClubAMR, Chat Noirl’Usine PTRMoodsBee-flatSunsetLa BellevilloiseLe PériscopeLe Moulin à JazzUnterfahrtB-flatBixMoritzbasteiKunstfabrik Schlot, etc.

/// Teaching

Since 2018

Since 2013

several workshop with band or in solo

/// Studies

2020

First harpist to get a Master Degree in Jazz Composition and Performance at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU)
Professors : Emil Spanyi, Bänz Oester, Mathieu Michel

2018

First harpist to get a Bachelor Degree in Jazz at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU)
Professors : Jeff Baud, Emil Spanyi, Jean-Pierre Schaller

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

 

 
Julie Campiche Quartet - Onkalo (excerpt)
Julie Campiche Quartet - Dastet Dard Nakoneh (excerpt)
Baroque Quatuor & Julie Campiche Quartet - Perche Al Viso (excerpt)
Baroque Quatuor & Julie Campiche Quartet - H-cab (excerpt)
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