Camden Archambeau, 21, is a cellist from Weston, CT. He is a fifth-year Harvard–New England Conservatory Dual Degree candidate studying History and German, as well as Cello Performance in the studio of Paul Katz. Camden has extensive orchestral and chamber experience in the United States and in Europe, serving as Principal Cellist of the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, the New York Youth Symphony, and as Assistant Principal of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA 2019 European Tour. Most recently, Camden performed at Carnegie Hall as Principal Cellist of the New York String Orchestra under the baton of Jaime Laredo. He has completed two residencies at the Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona, Italy as a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, studying with the Quartetto di Cremona and Antonio Meneses.
As a soloist, Camden has performed with orchestras including the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and Northern Neck Orchestra. He has appeared on NPR’s “From the Top” and in recitals throughout New England. He received Honorable Mention in the 2022 Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra James Yannatos Concerto Competition, First Prize in the NFMC Mary Alice Cox String Award, and was a National YoungArts winner. Camden has performed in masterclasses with Joseph Lin, Johannes Moser, Franz Helmerson, Astrid Schween, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Paul Katz, David Geber, Julia Lichten, and Jonathan Koh.
As a conductor, Camden served as the Music Director of the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra, former Assistant Conductor and Vice President of the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra under Maestro Federico Cortese, and currently serves as a cover conductor and chamber music coach for Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. He enjoys hiking, photography, poetry, and exploring cities in his free time.