German-French pianist Camille Lemonnier has grown to be an avid collaborator in vocal, instrumental, and chamber repertoire. She performed in Barbican Hall in London, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the Beethoven Haus in Bonn and festivals such as the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Leeds Lieder Festival, and the International Lied Festival Zeist in the Netherlands. In addition, Camille is a Samling Young Artist and laureate of the “Académie Orsay-Royaumont” in France. With the “Académie” she recently recorded her first CD album including Schubert settings of Heine poetry from his last published song cycle “Schwanengesang”. She performed frequently at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and created little song sets to different paintings, the most recent was Gustave Courbet’s tableau “La Truite”.
Her awards include the British Art Song Prize from the London Song Festival, a scholarship of the Carl-Bechstein-Stiftung, 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, and the Accompaniment Prize and the Schubert Prize at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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. She also got further important assistance, support and inspiration by her mentors Susan Manoff and Waltraud Österreicher.
In addition to her song work Camille frequently performs with the Brahms Trio Hamburg (Solveigh Rose, Violine/ Clemens Malich, Cello) which had its debut in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in 2017 and continues to perform together frequently. Most recently Camille joined the Staatsoper Hamburg for their new production of Jules Massenet’s “Manon” as répetiteur and french coach.