Cameron Sawzin earned bachelors and master’s degrees from Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory in cello performance, studying with Richard Kapuscinsky and Lawrence Lesser. She also attended Juilliard pre- college as a High School Student of Channing Robbins and Leonard Rose. Ms. Sawzin ‘s Boston engagements range from the season finale Boston Lyric Opera production of “”Marriage of Figaro” to performances with Masterworks Chorale and Broadway shows “The Producers, “Spelling Bee” and Sweet Charity”. She performs with the Boston Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra cellist as executive director is designing a multi-media concert series in Boston’s Fort Point Channel following their successful summer series.
Cameron was a soloist in the New Directions Cello Festival at the University of Conn., and has served as a member of their steering committee, along with Artistic Advisors, YoYo Ma, Ron Carter, Julian Lloyd Weber and David Darling. Productive summers have been spent with the Aspen and Lake George Opera Festivals, Festival of the Americas in Santa Fe, NM and The Strings in the Mountains Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She has played in the New Hampshire Music Festival for a few weeks each summer since 1990.
Cameron will return this year as guest cello faculty at the University of New Hampshire. She has been teaching at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts for 20 years in Andover and many of her students have also attend the Phillips Andover Academy. She also teaches at High Mowing, arts oriented Waldorf School. She has done extensive study of Pilate and Alexander modalities and uses them with consistent success to help her students create a natural, fluid cello technique.
Her solo cello work has been often heard on the PBS show “Nova”, and her newest recording with Nu Jazz guitarist Jeff Cashen is entitled “A Bunch of Guitars and a cello”, available on Amazon.com and other similar websites.