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Oliver John Cameron is an acclaimed composer based in Sydney, known for his versatility across musical genres. His music explores music theatre and pop aesthetics through modern classical forms and he has a particular interest in writing music for the voice. His accolades include the Emerging Artist Award at Adelaide Fringe Festival for his musical, 'The Colour Orange', and his work 'five lullabies for uncertain times' won the Willgoss Choral Prize in 2021. He earned a Bachelor of Music (Composition) with Honours at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2015 and was the composer-in-residence at Meriden School from 2016 to 2023.

In 2022, Oliver was selected as a composer for the NEO Voice Festival in Los Angeles, scored the radio play, Acqua Profunda, as part of Bondi Festival and provided orchestration for the Netflix film, True Spirit. Oliver's largest concert-piece to date, Lanterns for choir and orchestra, was premiered at the Sydney Opera House in November 2022.


In 2023, Oliver joined Moorambilla Voices as a composer-in-residence, was commissioned by the Australian Vocal Ensemble (AVÉ) and commenced a Master of Composition degree under the supervision of Paul Stanhope at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He is one of four candidates to take part in the Conservatorium's inaugural Words, Text, Voice, Music program which will culminate in the development of an original operatic work staged in conjunction with NIDA in 2024.This year, Oliver also looks forward to developing new works for the ABC Classic Commission Fund and EDGE Festival as part of the Biennale of Sydney.

Oliver has a great love for conducting and throughout his composing career has had numerous opportunities to conduct choral groups. He is looking forward to consolidating and developing his skills further through the sustained observation, mentorship and conducting opportunities that he will receive through RCV's Assistant Conductor Development program.

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