Nominated in the 2015 Victoires de la Musique Classique awards in the category Best New Artist, the tenor Samy Camps studied writing and musicology in Nice, before attending the CNSMD in Lyon, under the tuition of Françoise Pollet. While there, he sang in masterclasses with Teresa Berganza, Thomas Moser, Udo Reinemann and Ruben Lifschitz.
Selected by Jérôme Corréas in 2012, he returned to Les Paladins for the premiere and tour of Caffaro’s Stabat Mater. Shortly after, he sang in Singapore with the Orchestra of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
He made his debut at the Opéra National de Montpellier in the role of MacHeath in Britten’s Beggar’s Opera; a significnat meeting with eminent director Jonathan Miller led him to start singing Mozartian repertoire, notably Ferrando Così fan tutte at the Fondation Royaumont, followed by Tamino The Magic Flute at the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris.
In 2014, he premiered Paraboles, the final work of composer Noël Lee, with Les Métaboles/Léo Warynski at the Salle Cortot. He has given recitals of French song at the Fondation Camaro in Berlin, at the Festival Pentecôte in Berry and at the Festival Debussy.
He has worked with directors Alain Garichot, Ted Huffman, Benjamin Prins, Benoît Bénichou, and conductors Jérôme Pillement, Benjamin Pionnier, Völker Hartung and Jacques Blanc.
Reviews of Samy Camps to follow.