Harriet Cameron is originally from Somerset. She is currently in her fourth undergraduate year at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Catherine Wyn Rogers. One of her favourite projects there was working on Louise Drewett’s new opera Daylighting, a collaborative project with local schools, which premiered in 2021 in the Susie Sainsbury Theatre.
Taking part in the English song competition in 2020 was another highlight as she was very highly commended for her performance. In October 2022 she sang the role of Frasquita from Bizet’s Carmen and Peaseblossom from Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream in the Opera Scenes at the Royal Academy of Music. During her time at the Academy she has also enjoyed working with the Historical Performance department.
She recently organised and performed in a concert of Barbara Strozzi’s music for international women’s day with a group of historical instrumentalists and fellow singers. Last year she auditioned and joined the student scheme of the Philharmonia Chorus. In December she sang as a soloist in their concert of Handel’s Messiah in St James Church, Sussex Gardens. In November of 2022 she sang with the Brandenburg Sinfonia at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square for their concert Vivaldi on the Double. Furthermore last summer Harriet took part in the Somerset song prize and was awarded the most promising young singer award. Harriet and her collaborative pianist YuPeng He, performed a varied programme of French and English song and had the opportunity to participate in a masterclass with Elizabeth Watts.
Last summer Harriet participated in Bampton Operas professional production of Haydn’s Il mondo Della Luna. They took the opera to three different venues across the UK. In December Harriet performed a program of French song at the Wigmore Hall for their Music for the Moment series. Harriet is also a member of the National Youth Theatre and in 2021 performed in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with the Burnt Orange theatre company where she played the role of Lady Macbeth.
Harriet is a Dick Maidment and Peggy Cooper Award Holder, kindly supported by Help Musicians for the year 2023 to 2024. Harriet is also kindly supported by the Kathleen Trust for her next year of study. Harriet hopes to continue her studies as a singer on the Artist Masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in September 2023.