Biography

 

Camilla is currently studying for a Masters in Vocal Studies at Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Alison Wells and Caroline Dowdle. She is a Britten Pears Young Artist (2018), Martin Harris Scholar supported by The Royal College of Music and is also kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Derek Butler award. She is a graduate of Durham University, where she studied Music. Whilst at University she was a member of Samling Academy. Her formative years were spent as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral where she was Precentor’s Chorister in her final year

Camilla performs regularly as a soloist of oratorio and early opera. Recent solo highlights include ‘Israelite Woman’ in Handel’s Esther with the London Handel Orchestra directed by Adrian Butterfield (Wigmore Hall),the title role in Handel’s Rodelindafor The Royal College of Music’s Opera Scenes, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy(Royal Festival Hall), Handel’s Messiah and Brahms’ Requiem(HM Tower of London), Bach’s Magnificat (St Albans Cathedral), Bach’s Cantata: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke BWV 84 (St Bartholomew the Great), All the Angels (Sam Wannamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe), Mozart’s Requiem (Salisbury Cathedral), First Damigella in Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero (Brighton Early Music Festival, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3),‘1st Witch’ and ‘Spirit’ in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (The English Concert/Harry Bicket), ‘Pamina’ (Mozart’s The Magic Flute) and ‘Semele’ (Handel’s Semele). 

Camilla’s recent competition success includes Third Prize at the finals of the Cheltenham Bach Choir Baroque Singing Competition and “commended” in The Lieder Competition at RCM.

Camilla performs regularly with some of the world’s leading ensembles. She was selected to be a member of the inaugural Genesis Sixteen and subsequently has performed regularly with The Sixteen (directed by Harry Christophers CBE) as well as Alamire, ORA, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Eric Whitacre Singers, Gabrieli Consort and The Monteverdi Choir and she holds a soprano position in the Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London.

 

Offstage, Camilla is a very keen baker and has even made an appearance on BBC's Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice as well as making friend's wedding and other celebratory cakes.

 

 

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