All the Fun Things.
Welcome to the Harwich Festival.
‘Who are you?’ ‘The Harwich Festival.’ ‘Oh, you’re the lot who do all the fun things in the
town!’ What an accolade!
This is what we are about.
We showcase our local talent in visual arts and crafts through our 20 20 exhibition, Window Art
Competition, Windows onto Art, Textile Art and Fishy Business; in film through Harwich Shorts;
in the performing arts through our Up to 20 Festival at the Bandstand and our Primary School Concert. We attract the very best creative and performing artists through exhibitions, spoken word, visual art, dance and a wide range of music.
There will be something for everyone and lots you have not seen or heard before.
Come along, get involved and be entertained.
“Masterful Clarinet! Luca Luciano is a noted Italian clarinettist and composer based in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances” (The Musician). Former clarinet professor in the UK and internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary music, he debuts at the age of twelve at a prestigious hall of his home town Naples. Introduced as “the new voice of the clarinet” on the front page of De Klarinet magazine, Luciano graduated from the Conservatoire of Salerno (Italy), has been awarded the Fellow status at the Higher Education Academy (UK) and, according to the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain, he has “established himself as the friendly face of contemporary clarinet”. Described by the BBC Radio as “one of Europe’s leading exponent of jazz clarinet”, his repertoire also embraces Brahms, Stravinsky, Poulenc, Berio. He has held many master-classes, has regularly premiered his music at St Martin in the Fields London and Cambridge University, has performed at the South Bank Centre (recording live for BBC Radio at the Royal Festival Hall), Edinburgh Festival, American Cathedral Paris. His solo albums have received much critical acclaim in three continents.
José Henrique de Campos has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Sao Paulo. He has been invited to many festivals, seminars and guitar Symposia in Brazil and abroad, such as the 24th Brasília Festival, 34th Winter Festival of Campos do Jordão and 1st Brazil-France Interchange. In this occasion, he received a scholarship from Music Scholl of Trégor, in Lannion touring extensively throughout France (Rennes, Nantes, Lannion, Paimpol, Pont l’Abée, St. Michel-en-Grève, SaintQuai Perros and Prat). As a funding member of the TAU Guitar Quartet with which he has released two critically acclaimed albums and regularly toured the whole of Brasil, Latino-America and Europe, also in collaboration with Luciano, performing at St. Martin in the Fields in London, Cambridge University, Festival International Guitarres en Picardie France and in Denmark for the LMS Project for the past three years. He is now completing his Doctorate Degree in Portugal whilst continuing his solo career and preparing his new solo album.Read More