Cameron Johnson

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Trumpet

Location: Royal Academy of Music

As a fifth generation trumpeter, Cameron began playing the cornet in his local Salvation Army brass band aged 6, under the tutelage of his grandfather, Ray Todd. A music scholar of Norwich School, Cameron left in 2012 to pursue his music studies at King’s College London, where he graduated with First-Class Honours. Whilst studying, he gained the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music and received scholarships to attend the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Royal College of Music for postgraduate study, taking up his place at the Academy in September 2015 as a South Square Trust Scholar. During his time at the Academy, Cameron has played principal trumpet of Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, Royal Academy Opera, Manson Ensemble and Symphonic Brass working with conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Oliver Knussen and Christopher Warren-Green. In 2016, Cameron was awarded a place on the London Symphony Orchestra Brass Academy, receiving coaching and mentoring from the principal players of this orchestra. Outside of his classical work, Cameron performs regularly with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and is principal trumpet of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. Equally at home as a soloist, Cameron gives regular concerto performances and recitals in and around London. Cameron is extremely grateful for the support given to him by Help Musicians UK, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the American Society of the Royal Academy of Music.