A holder of several international awards in solo, chamber music, and composition, cellist-composer Cameron Smith is an active international musician, having presented recitals and performed with ensembles across the USA, the UK, Italy, and Mexico. He has performed namely with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, Benedetti Foundation Ambassador Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, the award-winning Pisces Duo, and the Sinfónica Azteca.
Cameron is a graduate of the OAcademy Conservatory's Orchestral Institute where he was mentored by Ilmari Hopkins, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying cello with renowned pedagogue Alison Wells; chamber music with David Watkin, Duncan Ferguson, Jane Atkins, Andrea Gajic, and the Brodsky Quartet; and composition with Stuart MacRae. He holds a BMus summa cum laude from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied cello with Gal Faganel and chamber music with Russell Guyver. He currently is on the CSM Galicia soloist Promotion Program, studying with Liina Leijala.
In addition to performing and composing, Cameron is passionate about music education and its accessibility, being named one of the first Lead Ambassadors for Nicola Benedetti's Benedetti Foundation, performing with the Grammy-winning violinist in the Foundation's Sessions launch concert in Glasgow, 2020. He served on three tours with the Nevis Ensemble, Scotland's first Street Orchestra, where it championed bringing classical music out of the concert hall and into unique settings and areas where the population may not have normal access to the arts. The Ensemble was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society award in 2021.
Cameron has appeared on BBC Radio 3, Scotland's STV and ITV, in the Scottish Herald, the Glasgow Times, the Strad Magazine, RCS News, on TV Azteca, and at the TED-Talk pre-COP 26 Summit. He works best with intermediate, advanced, and conservatoire-level students.