Known as a musical "gun for hire", Cameron Jamieson has earnt a reputation as one of Melbourne's most vibrant, multi-skilled and happiest violinists. He is committed to passionate performance every day and is fuelled by a deep warmth in never taking the joy of making all types of music for granted.
Cameron is an acclaimed chamber musician and performs with a diverse mix of ensembles, festivals and institutions around Australia, including the Melbourne Chamber Players, Southern Cross Soloists, Four Winds Festival, Canberra Festival, Crossbows Festival, Play On and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Cameron also regularly invited to play with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Victorian Opera, Orchestra Victoria, Camerata Chamber Orchestra, The Production Company, Life Like Company and The Impossible Orchestra.
As part of his skill set, Cameron equally enjoys the high energy style of pop, electronic and jazz performances and is a regular in the studio recording for albums, film and television.
A talent recognized from a young age, Cameron drew attention with his expressive rhetorical performance approach and cheerfully ambitious attitude. At age 14, he was named the best musician in the Queensland Youth Music Awards taking out all 3 prizes and performing Kabalevsky Concerto at the Brisbane City Hall. 3 years later, he performed Vivaldi's Summer at the Bonyi International Music Festival at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Cameron also demonstrated remarkable leadership skills as a young boy and was chosen as concertmaster for ensembles such as the Greater Public Schools Combined Orchestra (2006 & 2007).
After completing his Bachelor of Music (Advanced Performance) at the Queensland Conservatorium, Cameron studied for three years at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) at a time when the institution was internationally competitive and considered the pinnacle of Australian music education. During this time he studied under William Hennessy and later Dr Robin Wilson. Cameron's quartet during his early study set a benchmark for his cohort and featured prominently in masterclasses with international artists such as the New Zealand Quartet and Brodsky Quartet and in the second season of Quartetthaus. Highlights included performing in a quintet with artistic director Paul Dean for Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, jumping high in the air in a duet with Dale Barltrop, leading an ensemble performing Milhaud with Nicholas Carter and as concertmaster and co-director of the ANAM Orchestra with Paavali Jumppanen.
As a soloist during these years, he performed Mozart's fifth violin concerto with the Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra (2011), Meditation with Opera Scholars Australia (2015), and Bruch's Violin Concerto (2015) and The Lark Ascending (2016) with Essendon Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, Cameron's quartet won the 3mbs Listeners' Award in the ANAM Chamber Music Competition final.
Cameron plays a 2009 John Simmers violin modelled on the "Viotti" Stradivarius and a W. E. Hill & Sons bow.