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Camille Pépin

Camille PÉPIN

Born in 1990, Camille Pepin is one of the most successful rising young composers of her generation. At the crossroads of French impressionism and the American repetitive music, her distinctive sound-world finds its inspiration in nature or painting. Her art of color is expressed with as much science of orchestration as poetic imagination.

Her music is regularly played by numerous orchestras (BBC Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre national de France, Orchestre national de Lyon, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre national d’Île de France) and conductors such as Alain Altinoglu, Mikko Franck, Fabien Gabel, Ben Glassberg, Leonard Slatkin, Arie Van Beek and Simone Young.


She won numerous prizes such as the Île de Créations competition and the Sacem’s Prize in 2015, as well as a prize from the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 2017. The following year, she is one of the 30 Éclaireurs Vanity Fair. In 2020, she is composer of the year at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. She is made Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2022. Her first album released by NomadMusic in 2019 is unanimously praised by the press (Choc Classica of the year, fff - Télérama, France Musique’s choice, Supersonic - Pizzicato Magasine, Joker - Crescendo Magasine).

After studies at the Amiens Conservatoire, she obtained five first prizes in Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (orchestration, analysis, harmony, counterpoint and fugue & forms). She studied notably with composers such as Guillaume Connesson, Marc-André Dalbavie and Thierry Escaich, drawing from the French line.

From 2018 to 2019, she is composer in residence with the Orchestre de Picardie and with the International Music Festival of Besançon from 2019 to 2021.

Connection to nature is essential for Camille.

See all works composed by Camille PÉPIN www.camillepepin.com



Works composed by Camille PÉPIN

See all works composed by Camille PÉPIN


  • 2023


    Les Eaux célestes

    Ben Glassberg

    La jeune compositrice qui monte : Camille Pépin ! L’orchestre National de Lyon signe avec cet album une première monographie consacrée à Camille Pépin, figure incontournable de la scène musicale contemporaine. Fruit d’une riche exploration sur les couleurs et les espaces célestes, cet album dévoile cinq œuvres aux formations différentes, de l’orchestre de chambre au grand orchestre. Modes de jeux inédits chez la compositrice et instrumentarium aux timbres éthérés nous plongent au cœur de phénomènes aériens et de légendes cosmiques.