“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.
- cultural grant 2020 from the Leenaards foundation
- 1st prize at the Nacht Klang of Musikfest Erzgebirge 2020 with the jazz-baroque project Capella Jenensis & Julie Campiche Quartet
- Avignon European Jazz Contest Grand Jury Award 2013 with her former band Orioxy
/// Highlights collaborations
Jasper Høiby, Erik Truffaz, Malcolm Braff, Andreas Schaerer, Eric Longsworth, Claire Huguenin (Jibcae), Nicole Johänngten, Manu Hagmann, Wolfgang Zwiauer, ...
/// Highlights concerts
London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 12 Points Festival, Cully Jazz Festival, Schaffhauser Jazzfestival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Gaume Jazz Festival, Burghausen Jazz Festival, Match & Fuse Festival, Jazz à la Villette, Jazzèbre, Avignon Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, Festival de la Bâtie, Hafensommer, Antigel, Ystad Jazz Festival, etc.
A-trane, 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
several workshop with band or in solo
First harpist to get a Master Degree in Jazz Composition and Performance at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU)
First harpist to get a Bachelor Degree in Jazz at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU)
2011 - 2013
Advanced studies / CNR Department of Classical Music, Lyon, France
2005 - 2012
First harpist to study at the CNR Department of Jazz, Lyon, France