Described as a “mature artist with a profound musical imagination” (Toronto Concert Reviews) and a musician of “stunning panache” (resmusica.fr), Cameron Crozman is being hailed as one of Canada’s leading young cellists. Maintaining an active performance schedule in North America and Europe, engagements have taken Cameron to such prestigious venues as the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Berliner Philharmonie, Paris Philharmonie, Philadelphia’s Mann Centre, Montreal’s Maison Symphonique, and Canada’s National Arts Centre. He has performed concerti with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire, and Orchestra London under the direction of conductors such as David Rieland, Edwin Outwater, and Fabien Gabel. In 2012, he toured Canada and the United States playing Dvorak Cello Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada under the direction of Alain Trudel.
An avid chamber musician, Cameron is frequently invited to perform with world leading artists and ensembles, including James Ehnes, André Laplante, Huw Watkins, Gérard Caussé, and members of the Ébène, New Zealand, St. Lawrence, and Penderecki String Quartets. He regularly appears at festivals in Canada and Europe including the Ottawa Chamberfest, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Helsinki Musica Nova, Beauvais Cello Festival and Birmingham Frontiers Festival. His performances have been broadcast on CBC, Radio France, Radio Classique, and Medici.tv.
One of 6 cellists from around the world chosen to take part in the Gautier Capuçon’s 2016-17 Classe d’Excellence at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Cameron received his Master’s in Cello with highest honours from the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Michel Strauss and Guillaume Paoletti. He is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma in contemporary repertoire and creation at the Conservatory under the guidance of Hae-Sun Kang, as well studies in chamber music in the class of Claire Désert and Ami Flammer. He has played in masterclass for world-leading cellists, including Janos Starker, Anner Bylsma, Lawrence Lesser, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Gary Hoffman, Richard Aaron, and Colin Carr.
Cameron has been selected to participate in various international competitions, and is 2nd prize laureate of both the OSM Standard Life and the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competitions. He was the youngest recipient of the Canada Council Michael Measure's Prize and was one of only 12 cellists chosen to compete at Kronberg Academy's 2014 Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann.
Deeply committed to innovation in contemporary music, Cameron has collaborated with composers Kaija Saariaho, Bruno Mantovani, and Peteris Vasks, and premiered new works by Daniel Alvarado (with the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire and David Rieland), Frédéric Lebel (at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music), and Kelly-Marie Murphy (solo cello). He has worked with a number of contemporary music
ensembles and institutions including the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the IRCAM, and the Ensemble Court-Circuit. He frequently interacts with fellow student composers at the Paris Conservatory, and has appeared in recordings of their works for the Conservatory’s promotional CDs for the past 3 years. Cameron is particularly engaged in sharing Canadian music with the world, and has given the European premieres of a number of Canadian works. In April 2017, he participated in the first ever performance and recording of Canadian composer Srul Irving Glick’s 6 Suites Hébraïques in Toronto, Canada.
Highlights of the 2017-18 season include a tour of Eastern Canada with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, a performance of Dutilleux’s concerto Tout un monde lointain... under the direction of Bruno Mantovani, and his US recital debut at the Barns at Wolf Trap near Washington DC. He will also be recording his debut album, Cavatine, in the fall of 2017.
Cameron is extremely grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Sylva Gelber Foundation in his projects. He plays on the ca. 1696 “Bonjour” Stradivarius cello and the ca. 1830 “Shaw” Adam cello bow generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank.
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