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.
Beginning violin lessons at the relatively late age of eight, Camille developed remarkably quickly as a violinist, and within three years of learning had completed her Associate Diploma, at age eleven. By thirteen, Camille had completed a Licentiate Diploma on violin, and as a result of outstanding achievement in her examination, was awarded the Australian Music Examination's Board's Sydney May Memorial Scholarship. Granted early entry to the Queensland Conservatorium at age 15, Camille completed her Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Elizabeth Morgan, OAM.
Photo Credit: Collusion Music & Dance
Whilst completing her undergraduate degree, Camille was the recipient of many scholarships and prizes, including winning the Paganini Prize, and the Matilda Jane Aplin scholarship. 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 prestigious Philip Newman Award, for outstanding achievement during her postgraduate studies.
Camille has been successful in numerous national and international competitions, including the Gisborne International Music Competition, the South East QLD Concerto Competition, the RNCM Concerto and Gold Medal competitions, and many more. She has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, both in Australia and the UK. As a freelance session 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, and many more. Currently, Camille freelances as a solo and chamber musician throughout Australia, as well as tutoring at Griffith University's Young Conservatorium. Since 2014, Camille was appointed as Violinist of the Dance and Chamber Music ensemble, Collusion Music.
Camille founded Brisbane-based contemporary art ensemble Black Square Quartet in 2018.
Camille plays a very fine Eugenio Degani violin, made in 1897.