Camilla Insom, born in Florence, She is graduated brilliantly in Viola under the guidance of M ° Vismara at the
Conservatory of Music “L.Cherubini” in Florence; in July 2007 she obtained the II level Degree in Viola (110 cum laude) at the same Conservatory presenting a thesis on B. Bartok’s Viola Concert “An Analysis for the interpretation”. Subsequently she was perfected with M ° Luca Sanzò in the contemporary repertoire for Viola solo by attending the Masterclass at the Sincronia association in Rome.
She graduated as an Orchestra Professor at the Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino (Orchestra Mimesis-MaggioArte) where she played the role of Concertino in the lyric-symphonic productions and at the Music School of Sesto Fiorentino – Florence (European Project Musa) as 1st Viola in all productions.
With the Aphrodite Strings Quartet, which dates back to 1998, she attended two Master courses in String Quartet with M° Miguel da Silva violist of the “Quatour Ysayë” and in the past with M ° M. Skampa violist of the Smetana Quartet, M ° A. Nannoni cellist of “Nuovo Quartetto”, M ° P. Cropper, violinist of the Lindsay Quartet. With the Quartetto Aphrodite she performed for important concerts such as Asam – Ass. Siracusana Friends of Music, Concert Society of Milan, Concerti Angeli Custodi in Lucca, Concert Season at Cesenatico, Music in Apuane, “La Voce delle Donne” Concert season dedicated to the music production by women composers, and so on. As chamber member of the Cherubini Ensemble, she also performed abroad (Singletary Center for the Arts, Kentucky’s Recital Hall, USA), collaborating with renowned artists such as A. Vismara, A. Nannoni, K. Bogino, Leonore Quartet …
She was Viola with Orchestra Opera Festival, Orchestra Sinfonica di Grosseto, Ensemble Italiano, Etruria Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mimesis Maggio Arte and Fiorentina Maggio Maya, Fiorentina Orchestra, Fiorentina Fiorentina Orchestra, Fiorentina Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Instrumental by Prato, collaborating with M°: Mehta, Osawa, Oren, Krager, Sotnikov, Balderi, Acs, Rigacci, Jones, Netopil, Nicted herself to the spread of contemporary music and in this area she has important collaborations as member of Kammerkonzert under the guidance of M ° A. Vismara in collaboration with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, violist for the Sinopoli Ensemble under the guidance of Fabio Maestri on occasion of the Sinopoli Festival 2006 in Taormina and recently with the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto.. She is violist of the GAMO Ensemble and like member of GAMO, she has had collaborations for the “Amici della Musica” in Florence 2016 and the concert season GAMO 2017. She is dedicatee of musical works for viola solo (“Cadentia” – 2010 – by Raffaele Cancelliere recorded for Angrisano Music) and with her own string quartet (Nicola Giosmin, “Metamorphose 2 – Au Quatour Aphrodite”; Andrea Portera, “Accordo Incendiario ” – premiere in 2010 at the Marino Marini Museum in Florence and Caterina Paoloni, ” Per Afrodite” performed as a premiere in 2008 at the Concert Season of Agimus in Florence. She is engaged in the rediscovery of the Viola, Soloist and Chamber music by Women composers. In 2018 She recorded “Ali – two pieces for viola solo” by Franco Donatoni for the Ema Vinci Records.
oli, Rophé, Marschall, Bellugi, Pinzauti, De Bernardt. With Maggio Musicale Fiorentino she has participated in various European tours under the direction of the M ° Mehta who performed it at the most important venues such as the Musikverein in Vienna or the Frankfurt Opera House, the Festspielhous in Baden-Baden or the Tonhalle of Zurich.
She dedicaShe has been a violin and viola teacher in Private Schools since 2004, she has taught at: Athenaeum Musicale Fiorentino, Musical School of Greve in Chianti, Music School and Art “Il Trillo” and Centro Studi Musica e Arte. She was Viola professor at the Liceo Musicale “Dante” in Florence.
She is a founding member of the Italian Association of Viola – AIV for which she was a member of the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the first term.