BIOGRAPHY

The french pianist Camille Phelep’s first encounter with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the age of 10, was at the origin of  her passionate classical piano studies. 

She beholds a "DEM" from the Rennes Conservatory with high honors in both piano and chamber music, a DEM from the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory in the class of Nicolas Mallarte, and a Master in Pedagogy from the “Haute École de Musique ” in Geneva in Switzerland in the class of Dominique Weber (Leon Fleisher's student) . She benefits from the advice of internationally renowned pianists such as Jacques Rouvier, Hortense Cartier-Bresson and Anne Queffélec.

 

For her playing she is rewarded by numerous piano competitions including: 1st  Price at the “Ile de France” Piano Competition in 2014, 2nd Prize at the Chopin Competition in Brest France in 2009, and the special award “Prix François Dumont” in Geneva in 2010.

 

As a concert pianist and chamber musician she performs regularly in venues all over Europe in cities such as Geneva, Paris, Brussels, London, Salzburg, Bonn, Hamburg, Berlin...

 

Her pedagogical activities led her to her piano teaching position at the “Achères Conservatory” (Yvelines,  France), as well as  the “Conservatoire Populaire” in Geneva, Switzerland. 

 

Camille has a particular connection to the theater, and this talent led her to numerous engagements in plays both as a pianist and as an actress like for example: Ah c’qu’on s’aime (Avignon Theater Festival 2012), Le Renne du soleil (Cie Traintamarre de 7h10, Paris, 2012), Italy loves me (BAT Theater, Berlin, 2014), Trouble-fête (Cie Opéra sur le toit, Paris, 2017), Les aventures de Tom Sawyer (Philharmonie, Berlin 2018).

 

Since 2013 Camille’s Repertoire extends to improvisation to silent films, swing, ragtime, brazilian music and tango.

 

At present, Camille resides in Berlin. She teaches piano at the « Musikschule Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg » and performs regularly.

In addition to recitals and chamber music concerts, Camille performs also in cinemas (Babylon, Zeughauskino) for some cine-concerts . She is the pianist of the cinema-orchester Metropolis Orchester Berlin, wilch performs in halls and festivals such as Rudolph-Oetker Halle in Bielefeld, Beethoven 2020 in Bonn, or Zoopalast in Berlin.

In 2017 she co-founds with the comedian Sophie Lavallée a show entitled Living Cartoon Duet, a poetic and burlesque "Cine-spectacle". This show performs in many places such as  "Festival d'Avignon Off" 2019, "Festival CineComedies" (Lille, FR), Theater im Delphi (Berlin).