Whether in early music, classical, contemporary opera, music theatre, chamber or electro-acoustic repertoire , Camille Hesketh is a versatile soprano whose performances have taken her across Europe, to Canada, the US, South America, India and China.
Camille Hesketh completed her Bachelors degree with Phyllis Mailing and David Meek at the Vancouver Academy of Music, and her Masters at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. She is an avid collaborator in new works, and in addition to her ongoing work with Canadian composers, she has performed in international premieres with companies and ensembles such as the Dutch National Opera, VocalLAB Nederland, Muziektheater Transparant, (Belgium), Modern Baroque Opera, (Vancouver), Schönberg/Asko Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Ensemble MAE, Den Haag Slaagwerk, Ensemble Klangart (Germany), and in festivals such as the Zwolle and Rotterdam opera festivals (NL), and the Aldeburgh Festival, (Snape UK) and with composers such as John Chowning for the CCRMA concert series at Stanford University and Richard Karpen at the DX concert series at The University of Washington. She has sung under the baton of such conductors as Martyn Brabbins, Fabio Bonizzoni, Daniel Reuss, Pierre Boulez and Henk Guittart in Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire
at the Banff Centre.
With further post- graduate studies in early music from The Hague, Camille has performed in many early operas, across Europe and Asia, and her recent duo with lutenist Guzman Ramos was recently awarded “One of 5 most promising ensembles of 2013” from the International Young Artist Presentation in conjunction with the Laus Polyphoniae Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. She can also be heard on the record label Harmonia Mundi
with La Grande Chapelle, (Spain).
Camille has received several awards for her research in contemporary vocal music and performance from both the Netherlands and the Canada Council for the Arts, most recently, for her research in physical theatre practices for singers. In addition to her musical life and commitment to teaching, Camille has joined the newly formed physical theatre company Manifesto Poetico
as musical contributor and performer, led by Carlos García Estévez in conjunction with the École Internationale de Theâtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris.