"A new star of the cello is discovered"
- Jens Rasmussen, DR Radio Denmark
"Wonderful Camille Thomas, the latest cello discovering. A young
women we are not nearly done talking about it..."
- Serge Martin, Le Soir
Nominated as Newcomer of the year 2014 by the French-Grammys ‘ Les Victoires de la Musique’, the Franco- Belgian cellist Camille Thomas was chosen by Musiq'3 - RTBF to represent Belgium at the European Broadcasting Union Competition, where she was awarded the 1st price and named “New Talent of the Year 2014”.
She has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions, including the Seventh Antonio Janigro International Competition in Croatia, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Strings Competition, the Edmont Baert Competition and the Léopold Bellan Competition. She just signed as an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon international, becoming the first Belgian artist to sign with the prestigious yellow label.
The season 2017/18 will include the release of her first album for Deutsche Grammophon with the Orchestre de Lille conducted by Alexandre Bloch. She will play the world premiere of Fazil Say's cello concerto, a piece he is writing especially for her, on April 2018 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris conducted by Douglas Boyd. She is also invited to perform with the Bremer Kammerorchester under Paavo Jarvi, Staatsorchester Hambourg in the Elbphilharmonie under Alondra de la Parra, the Lucerne Festival Strings in the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Toulon, the North Czech Philharmonic, the Krakow Philharmonic, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Massy, the Orchestre d'Avignon, the Orchestre Royal Philharmonique de Liège, the Orchestre de Bretagne...
She plays a magnificent instrument by Ferdinand Gagliano (Napoli, 1788), the "Château Pape-Clément", on a generous loan from Bernard Magrez.