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, and 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.