Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious ‘Song Circle’

Camilla is delighted to have been offered a place on Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious ‘Song Circle’.

Each year a small group of the Royal Academy of Music’s most accomplished performers of the song repertoire are selected to form the Academy Song Circle.

Since its inception in 2004, Song Circle has given over 50 concerts in venues including Wigmore Hall, The Austrian Cultural Forum, the Oxford Lieder Festival (all annual events), The German Embassy, the Institut français, the Chelsea Schubert Festival, Kings Place, the Bolivar Hall, the National Gallery, the Academy’s Duke’s Hall, the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, and in private houses across London and farther afield.

For more information click here.

Bicentenary Scholar 2019-2020

Camilla is delighted to have been selected as one of six Bicentenary Scholars for Royal Academy of Music’s 2019-20 academic year.

“They will receive an intensive year of exceptional preparation for their professional careers, and will benefit from our ambitious creative partnership with Linn Records”

Glyndebourne Chorus

Camilla is looking forward to performing in the Glyndebourne Chorus for Glyndebourne Festival’s production of Berlioz’s Le Damnation de Faust this summer.

Camilla saw her first opera at Glyndebourne when she was at school so is extremely excited to be performing on the stage.

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Josephine Baker Trust

Camilla is excited to have been selected to be on the Josephine Baker trust’s list of approved singers. The Josephine Baker trusts offers grants to individuals studying vocal music at The Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music by paying some or all of their performance fees at concerts. It is a great opportunity for Camilla and is a very positive start to her second year back at RCM especially alongside her success at being offered soprano solos in RCM Chamber Choir’s Autumn concert of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.

Britten Pears Young Artist

Camilla is excited to be a Britten Pears Young Artist (2018) and is now busy preparing music for her Classical Song course for Aldeburgh Festival in Snape Maltings on 17th-24th June.

The course will be run by:

John Fisher piano
Julia Faulkner soprano
Matthew Rose bass
Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo soprano
Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano

"In their second course of the Aldeburgh Festival, John Fisher, Julia Faulkner and Matthew Rose are joined by two more outstanding artists; Grammy award-winning mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, whose unrivalled discography spans three decades, and Kristian Bezuidenhout, one of today’s most exciting and versatile keyboard artists (who will give their own recital during the Aldeburgh Festival). Prior to a one-day intensive course on fortepiano with Kristian, Anne Sofie, Julia and John will lead participants through the poise and charm of classical song in private sessions and public masterclasses.
Participants’ repertoire choices should be confined to the classical era (e.g. Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart) but must include voice and piano songs (i.e. not only arias)."

Masterclasses will take place between Tue 19 Jun - Fri 22 Jun in the Peter Pears Recital Room. Book here

Final Recital: Saturday 23 June at 12pm in Britten Studio. Book here

For more information on the recital and public masterclasses click here

Success at Cheltenham Bach Choir Baroque Singing Competition

Camilla is thrilled to have been awarded Third Place at Cheltenham Bach Choir's Baroque Singing Competition. The 2018 competition was judged by Christine Cairns, Russell Smythe and David Crown. 

Camilla performed a programme of Handel, Purcell and Bach.

For more info click here

Concert Hall Debuts


A few debuts for me this month. On 1st March I will be performing the soprano solos in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy in the Royal Festival Hall, London with the Philharmonia Orchestra. For more information click here.

I will also be making my debut in Wigmore Hall for the London Handel Festival on 22nd March. I will be singing the role of Israelite Boy where I will perform an aria with the London Handel Orchestra conducted by Adrian Butterfield. Information can be found here.

Royal College of Music Scholar

Camilla has just started at Royal College of Music studying for a Masters in Vocal Studies under the tutelage of Alison Wells and Caroline Dowdle. She is a 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. Very exciting times ahead.

Make sure to check the 'News' and 'Diary' sections regularly for updates on future performances.

Photography by Jamie Wright

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