Camilla Marchant

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Flute

Location: London


Camilla enjoys a varied freelance career and has performed with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, English National Opera, Britten Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia. With the LSO she has toured with Sir Simon Rattle and recorded the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water, as well as a number of LSO Live CDs. Camilla has also performed under the baton of many other eminent conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gianandrea Noseda, François-Xavier Roth and Edward Gardner, and trained with Semyon Bychkov, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Marin Alsop.
In addition to her orchestral work, Camilla regularly enjoys performing solo and chamber recitals. Most recently she has performed as a soloist at the Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in The Fields, Cadogan Hall, and at the Royal Concertgebouw Recital Hall, Amsterdam. Camilla regularly performs a diverse range of repertoire with the Levanto Ensemble. Camilla has also collaborated with other ensembles including the Behn Quartet at Swaledale Festival, and the Florizel Quartet in London. Competition successes include winning the Woodwind Prize and the Flute Prize at the Royal College of Music in 2016, as well as the Piccolo Prize at the Royal Academy of Music in 2017. She was also a finalist in the Yamaha Music Europe Competition.
Camilla recently graduated with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Michael Cox and Karen Jones. Upon graduating she was awarded the DipRAM for Outstanding Final Recital, the Helen Read Prize for achievement, and was appointed as the Regent Fellow from 2018-19. Camilla previously completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music.
Camilla has also undertaken further training with the LSO Academy 2016, Philharmonia Orchestra Fellowship 2018, Britten Pears Orchestra 2018, Aurora Academy Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm, 2017.
The funding provided by Help Musicians will enable me to travel to Amsterdam for tuition with Emily Beynon, principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Emily is a fantastic musician and I know that her guidance will be extremely beneficial at this point in my career.