2018 MusiciansCameron Smith

Cameron is a passionate young musician, clarinettist and educator originally from the city of Geelong. Currently he is in his first year at the Australian National Academy of Music studying with David Thomas.

Before leaving school, Cameron won the Regional Section of the Australian Youth Music Competition and in the same year he was invited to play in Top Class and Top Acts for his VCE Recital.

After briefly studying Engineering, he began his musical studies under Philip Arkinstall at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. In his first year he was awarded the Bebbington Prize for best Woodwind Recital and was Winner of their Chamber Music Competition playing the Brahms Clarinet Trio.

Throughout his studies he has performed regularly with arts organisations around Melbourne including Victorian Opera and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. He was Principal Clarinet in the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and MCM Symphony Orchestra and participated in the final AISOI in Hobart in 2016.

In the years before coming to ANAM he participated in various projects including the Chamber Music Competition, as a finalist in 2014 and winning with the Stravinsky Octet in 2016.

Cameron maintains a clarinet studio and is passionate about education; earlier this year he toured with the Arcadia Winds Musica Viva in-schools show ‘The Air I Breathe’.

Cameron is looking forward to developing his career further as a chamber and orchestral musician through exciting projects and partnerships at ANAM.

Image by Pia Johnson

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