ABOUT

Cameron Richardson-Eames is an award-winning British pianist and tenor, based in London and New York. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge University, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a former US-UK Fulbright Scholar at The Juilliard School where he studied under Dr Brian Zeger, Margo Garrett, and JJ Penna, and held the Irene Diamond Fellowship, the Samuel Sanders Award for collaborative piano, and the Arthur Gold, Robert Fizdale, and George H Gangwere Scholarships. At Cambridge he was a Choral Scholar and graduated with high First Class Honours, a Senior Academic Scholarship, Isaac Newton Scholarship, Research Scholarship, the Edith Leigh Memorial Prize for piano, as well as the inaugural postgraduate scholarship for voice, before going on to serve three years on the Cambridge University Music Faculty, teaching Dissertation Studies and Keyboard Harmony. At the Royal Academy of Music, he was awarded the Major Von Someron Godfrey Award for accompanists, Dame Ruth Railton Prize for chamber music, Katie Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding achievement, and the honorary Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music for outstanding postgraduate performance. He won the Accompanist Prizes in the Dame Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition, and the Sidney Sussex Lieder Competition.

"Though it may be invidious to single out individuals, I admired the expressive singing of tenor Cameron Richardson-Eames"

- Seen and Heard International

Recent engagements include broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, and Estuary television in the UK, Südwestrundfunk Deutschland and WQXR in the US, including giving a live broadcast in the BBC Proms accompanying trumpeter Matilda Lloyd, and performances in the UK at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly, as well as in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, and in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Festival appearances include the Festspiel Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany (with Eva Zavaro, violin), Festival Bach en Combrailles in France, Jeunes Talents (Paris), Ryedale Festival in the UK (with Matilda Lloyd, trumpet), Ravinia Festival (Chicago) and the Joye in Aiken festival (South Carolina). His many other collaborative partners include former BBC New Generation Artist Jennifer Johnston, Tamara Banjesevic (soprano, Opera Bastille), and violinists Max Tan, Francisco Coser, and Johanna Röhrig. He has served on the piano staff at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in Chicago. As part of the Aldeburgh Festival, Cameron gave world premiers of newly discovered works by Benjamin Britten and is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, and a former Park Lane Group Young Artist and Rudolphe Kempe International Young Concert Artist.

"Step-out soloists add lustre: among them, the tenor Cameron Richardson-Eames please[s] particularly"

- Gramophone

Cameron trained as a joint first-study singer and has performed with the Grammy-nominated groups Polyphony (Stephen Layton, voted second-best choir in the world by Gramophone magazine) and The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, with whom he recorded fourteen CDs for the Hyperion record label, winning many international awards such as BBC Music Magazine Record of the Year, and Gramophone Magazine Album of the Year. He appears as a tenor soloist on the Christmas album ‘Yulefest’ (Hyperion), about which the Los Angeles Times wrote ‘if you’re not touched by tenor Cameron Richardson-Eames, you have grinch in your soul’. He has also worked as a session singer at Abbey Road Studios, appearing on film soundtracks. He studied voice with Professor Susan McCulloch (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), and teaches voice with private practices in New York, Los Angeles and online across the world, with current students appearing in many Broadway shows (including West Side Story, Mean Girls, Matilda, School of Rock), television series, commercials (Nissan, JetBlue, RiteAid, Hilton Hotels) and feature films (Avatar; West Side Story (dir. Steven Spielberg, 2020)). His extremely varied career includes playing for the Brit Award-winning crossover band, BLAKE, whose most recent album reached number one in the UK Classical Charts and previously the London Choral Sinfonia. Cameron is a Fellow of Trinity College London in piano performance, adjunct faculty at New York University, a staff pianist at The Juilliard School and has worked as a vocal coach to the Juilliard School pre-college division.

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