Samling Artists

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 atthe Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Born in Munich, she began playing the piano at theage of five and has grown to be an avid collaborator in vocal, instrumental, and chamberrepertoire. The current season has taken her to the Oxford Lieder Festival, the InternationalLied Festival Zeist, Bridgewater Hall Mid-days Recital series, the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, andthe Musée d’Orsay. In addition, she is a 2020 Samling Artist and Laureate of the ‘AcadémieOrsay-Royaumont’ in France. Recent awards include the British Art Song Prize from theLondon Song Festival, the Dennis Horner Accompaniment Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier SocietyBursary for Young Singers Competition, the 3rd Pianist Prize at the International HelmutDeutsch Lied Competition in Vienna, the Accompaniment Prize and the Schubert Prize atGuildhall School of Music and Drama. Furthermore, in 2019 Camille was a Leeds Lieder YoungArtist and finalist in the Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist scheme.

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

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Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

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Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

Find out more
Samling Artist Programme | All Samling Artists