Harmonica player Grégoire Maret, born in Geneva in Switzerland and harpist Edmar Castañeda from Bogota in Colombia are two remarkable musicians. The strong musical affinity between them that comes across so vividly in “Harp vs. Harp” is no accident, not least because their backstories are so uncannily similar. Each of them came from his respective country as a callow teenager and settled in New York. They have not merely survived, each individually, in the often unforgiving creative cauldron of New York’s musical life; each has established a reputation at the absolute top of the game, working on a regular, long-term basis with the best in the business. Each of them has re-written the rule-book for his respective instrument, both of them unusual in jazz; Castañeda and Maret have re-defined what the harp and the harmonica are capable of.
HARP VS. HARP
Edmar Castaneda arpa llanera
Grégoire Maret harmonica
When the event takes place
More information and contacts
Filharmonie Brno – Besední dům Komenského nám. 534/8 Brno 60200
Interesting places nearby
Moravian Gallery in Brno (Moravská galerie v Brně)
The second-largest art museum in the Czech Republic
Comenius Square (Komenského náměstí)
A large square at the road around the historical centre.
A club with 700 seats and space for 1,200 standing visitors
Faculty of Music of JAMU
The Faculty of Music is part of the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts (JAMU)