Cameron Richardson-Eames

Cameron Richardson-Eames

Cameron Richardson-Eames

Cameron Richardson-Eames, LRSM LTCL LGSMD, is a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge where he reads Music, and former Head Boy of Caistor Grammar School. He first reached international recognition winning First Prize in the Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition in 2008. He has performed in many prestigious venues in the UK as a pianist and singer, including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, the House of Lords, St Martin in the Fields, Munster Square, and St John’s Smith Square (with Trinity College Choir), as well as at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing in France, Italy and Greece, where he gave a recital in the Poros International Piano Festival 2011.

In 2009 Cameron was awarded one of three scholarships for ‘outstanding ability’ to the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department where he studied piano with Tessa Nicholson and joint first study Voice with Sara Reynolds, having previously spent two years at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and ‘Yorkshire Young Musicians’. In 2011 his piano quintet were awarded the Dame Ruth Railton Chamber Music Prize from the Academy. He continues to study piano at the RAM with Tessa Nicholson. Cameron has enjoyed considerable success in national and international competitions, notably the Emmanuel Piano Competition, Jaques Samuel Piano Competition and the National English Song Competition.

He is a former member of the Yorkshire Youth Choir and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and remains a member of the Rodolfus Choir. His first love is performing chamber music and whilst at school he played Piano for Pro Corda ‘International Chamber Music Academy’, during which time he performed premieres of youthful piano and chamber works by Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh, in association with the Britten-Pears Foundation. His performance in the finals of the Jaques Samuel Competition at the Wigmore Hall resulted in an unusual invitation to travel to Venice to meet Paolo Fazioli, founder and director of the Fazioli Piano Company, manufacturers of the rare hand-crafted pianos which are often argued to be the finest in the world.

At the age of 17 Cameron was admitted a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity College of Music, London, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining Distinction in every examination. Last summer he was the tenor soloist for Bob Chilcott’s newly-written Requiem with the composer conducting. He has just completed his first year at Cambridge where he was awarded the college’s Edith Leigh Memorial Prize for piano.

 

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