Cameron Richardson-Eames (b. 1992) is an award-winning British pianist and singer based in London and New York. He studied at Cambridge University on a choral scholarship with Trinity College Choir, the Royal Academy of Music (London) and as a Fulbright Scholar at The Juilliard School. Cameron has a busy international performing career, collaborating with industry-leading artists in the pop, Broadway and classical genres.
As a session singer and soloist Cameron has performed and recorded with some of the world’s top ensembles. The Los Angeles Times wrote, “if you’re not touched by tenor Cameron Richardson-Eames on Holst’s In the Bleak Midwinter, you have Grinch in your soul”. He recorded fourteen discs for the Hyperion record label with The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, most of which went on to win international awards such as Gramophone Album of the Year, and BBC Music Magazine Album of the Year and a Grammy nomination. He also sings with the Grammy Award-winning group Polyphony (cond. Stephen Layton, voted second-best choir in the world by Eric Whitacre in Gramophone Magazine), and has recorded with London Voices at Abbey Road Studios.
"Step-out soloists add lustre: among them, the tenor Cameron Richardson-Eames please[s] particularly"
As a pianist and accompanist, Cameron has extensive experience giving performances in the world’s major concert halls. He has recorded and broadcast for the BBC, Classic FM, SWR Deutschland and WQXR (New York), including giving a recital broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 for the opening of the BBC Proms with trumpeter Matilda Lloyd. The season pre-COVID included performances in the UK at the world-renowned Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, abroad in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, and in New York at Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center) and Carnegie Hall. He is the pianist for the BRIT Award-winning crossover band, BLAKE, who recently recorded a Christmas album with Dame Shirley Bassey. Festival appearances include Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Joye in Aiken (South Carolina), Festspiel Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) and Bach en Combrailles (France). Forthcoming engagements include accompanying the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir on a recording for Decca.
"Though it may be invidious to single out individuals, I admired the expressive singing of tenor Cameron Richardson-Eames"
- Seen and Heard International
When Cameron completed his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University he became one the youngest members of the university’s music faculty, and taught Keyboard Harmony and Dissertation Studies there for three years whilst continuing education at the Royal Academy of Music. He has since served as adjunct faculty at New York University, as a vocal coach and staff pianist at The Juilliard School and Juilliard’s pre-college division, as a staff pianist at Ravinia Steans Music Institute in Chicago and is an officially recommended voice teacher at Young Actors’ Space in Los Angeles. He is a member of the application review panel for Fulbright Scholarships to the US from the UK and Poland. Cameron is also founder and co-Director of a global online singing school, www.thevocalcoaches.com, which provides world-class vocal tuition and support to professional singers around the world. His students include principals on Broadway, in Hollywood movies, on shows for Netflix, NBC, HBO, Nickelodeon, and The Voice.
Cameron holds a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music for outstanding postgraduate achievement. At Cambridge University he was also awarded the highly prestigious Isaac Newton Scholarship and Research Scholarship, Edith Leigh Memorial Prize for Piano, a Senior Academic Scholarship, and graduated with high First Class Honours. At the Royal Academy of Music he was awarded the Katie Thomas Award for Outstanding Performance, and at Juilliard he was awarded the Samuel Sanders Award for Collaborative Pianists and the Irene Diamond Fellowship. He was a Rudolphe Kempe International Young Concert Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Park Lane Group Young Artist. He is a Fellow of Trinity College London in piano performance and a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction.