Camille Lemonnier

Pianist, Samling Artist Programme: 2020


Photo: Camille Lemonnier at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, 7 March 2020. Photo credit: Mark Pinder

German-French pianist Camille Lemonnier is currently based in London as a Junior Fellow at
the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Born in Munich, she began playing the piano at the
age of five and has grown to be an avid collaborator in vocal, instrumental, and chamber
repertoire. The current season has taken her to the Oxford Lieder Festival, the International
Lied Festival Zeist, Bridgewater Hall Mid-days Recital series, the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, and
the Musée d’Orsay. In addition, she is a 2020 Samling Artist and Laureate of the ‘Académie
Orsay-Royaumont’ in France. Recent awards include the British Art Song Prize from the
London Song Festival, the Dennis Horner Accompaniment Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Society
Bursary for Young Singers Competition, the 3rd Pianist Prize at the International Helmut
Deutsch Lied Competition in Vienna, the Accompaniment Prize and the Schubert Prize at
Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Furthermore, in 2019 Camille was a Leeds Lieder Young
Artist and finalist in the Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist scheme.

Camille received her Bachelor of Music form the Nuremberg University of Music where she
discovered her love of song. Subsequently she continued her studies at the Hamburg
University of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Professor Burkhard Kehring where she
received her first Master of Music in Art Song with distinction. In 2017, Camille moved to
London to complete her training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she had the
opportunity to work with renowned pianists such as Eugene Asti, Julius Drake, Graham
Johnson, Alisdair Hogarth, Malcom Martineau, Sholto Kynoch, and Martin Katz. At the Franz
Schubert Institute 2019 in Baden, Austria, she participated in masterclasses with Helmut
Deutsch, Wolfram Rieger, and Roger Vignoles amongst many other renowned artists who
specialize in song repertoire. In addition to her song work Camille frequently performs with
the Brahms Trio Hamburg which had its debut in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in 2017 and
continues to perform together frequently. Camille’s upcoming recitals include her return to
the Netherlands with baritone Raoul Steffani at the Philharmonie Harleem, a recital with the
London Song Festival, and a return to both Wigmore Hall and the Barbican for a pre-LSO

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