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About Camille

Born to an Egyptian father and English mother, Camille studied at Goldsmiths College and Birkbeck College graduating with a BMus (Hons) MMus Degree (Distinction) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Opera Studies. Her repertoire is as extensive as it is diverse, ranging from opera, oratorio and Lieder to embracing both Arabic and Jewish music. Studying with Ann Hood and Nan Christie, Camille’s vocal and musical diversity gained recognition coming second in the final of the Keldwyth Award (2004) whilst also appearing regularly with the Iraqi-Jewish ensemble, Rivers of Babylon touring India (2005) and performing at Simcha on the Square (2006) as well as creating the role of Lola in Pocket the Clown (Jim Marcovitch) at Battersea Arts Centre (2007)

Her passion for embracing music from many cultures has brought her success and accolades not only as a performer but also as an educator, working with children and young people across a wide range of communities including The Spitalfields Festival, Hemel Hempstead, South Oxhey (Watford) Camille also gives regular concerts as part of the Music in Hospitals and Live Music Now schemes. Her recently released CD Daughter of Arabia draws on her cultural heritage as well as showcasing her vocal talent.