Biography

 

Camilla is in her second year of postgraduate training at Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Dinah Harris and Andrew Robinson. She is a Britten Pears Young Artist and is the Their Serene Highnesses Dr Prince Donatus and Princess Heidi Von Hohenzollern Scholarand is kindly supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. She is a graduate of Durham University, where she studied Music. Her formative years were spent as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral.

 

Camilla performs regularly as a soloist of oratorio and early opera. Roles include 1st Bridesmaid in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figarodirected by Sir Thomas Allen (RCM International Opera School),Gontran in Chabrier’s Une Éducation Manquée, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and the title role in Handel’s Rodelindafor (RCM Opera Scenes), Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Semele in Handel’s Semele (Durham Opera Ensemble), Belinda (Hurn Court Opera) and 1st Witch and Spirit (The English Concert/Harry Bicket) in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, First Damigella in Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero (Brighton Early Music Festival, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3) ‘Une Pastourelle’ & ‘La Chatte’in Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges (Samling Academy/The Sage Gateshead), ‘Israelite Woman’ in Handel’s Esther in the London Handel Festival (London Handel Orchestra/Wigmore Hall). Other solo highlights include Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy(Royal Festival Hall), Brahms’ Requiem and Handel’s Messiah(HM Tower of London), Bach’s Cantata BWV 84 (St Bartholomew the Great), Bach’s St John Passion(alongside Roderick Williams as Christ) and Will Todd’s Gala and Gloria(recorded live for Durham Choral Societies’ CD).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 has taken part in masterclasses with Anne Sofie von Otter, JuliaFaulkner, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Roderick Williams, Teresa Cahill, Patricia MacMahon, Paul Farringdon, Ann Lampard, Olga Fernández and Miranda Wright. She has participated in Samling Academy (2012-2015) and British Youth Opera's Summer 2018 Workshops.

 

Camilla was selected to be a member of the inaugural Genesis Sixteen and subsequently  performs regularly with some of the world’s leading ensembles including: The Sixteen, Alamire, ORA, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Gabrieli Consort and The Monteverdi Choir. Camilla also 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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Photography by Jamie Wright

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