BIOGRAPHY

Australian violinist Camille Barry was born in Brisbane, and has performed as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician throughout Australia, and across the UK and Europe.

 

Camille was awarded an AMusA at age eleven and LMusA at thirteen.  Granted early entry to the Queensland Conservatorium at age 15, Camille completed her Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Elizabeth Morgan, OAM.

 

After successful completion of a Bachelor of Music at age 18, Camille was awarded a scholarship to undertake Postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. From 2008-12, studying with Malcolm Layfield and Levon Chilingirian, Camille completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Violin Performance and a Masters of Music, both with Distinction. On completion of her Masters degree in July of 2012, Camille was awarded the RNCM's Philip Newman Award, for outstanding achievement during her postgraduate studies. 

 

 

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Camille has been successful in numerous national and international competitions, including the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Gisborne International Music Competition, the South East QLD Concerto Competition, the RNCM Concerto and Gold Medal competitions, and others. She has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, both in Australia and the UK. As a chamber and orchestral musician, Camille has performed for Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Queensland Ballet, Bangalow Music Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival, World Forum of Music 2014, Queensland Cabaret Festival. Dots+Loops, Restrung Festival, and many more. Camille currently enjoys a diverse freelance career based in Queensland, performing regularly as a casual with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, as well as tutoring at Griffith University's Young Conservatorium. Camille founded Brisbane-based string quartet Black Square Quartet in 2018.

 

Camille plays a Eugenio Degani violin, made in 1897.

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