Last year Cameron composed a stunning piece of music for our Bellamys at Five exhibition. His music was in response to Ted Kooser’s poem, A Rainy Day.
Another year older and perhaps more homework I wasn’t sure if Cameron would have time for this year’s exhibition. Cameron was keen and, the composition was emailed to me last week! It is absolutely wonderful and responds perfectly to my poem, The Minister’s kid.
Cameron is such a neat young guy. When he heard my Dad had died he emailed me his latest composition (Overture to Opera 11 Ragazzo) with a note “….. a small dose of medicine to help your feelings…….”
My name is Cameron Monteath. I have just turned 13 years old and I am in year 8 at Dunedin North Intermediate. I have been composing for 5 ½ years, I have been using a composing program called Sibelius for the last two years, but I tend to write all my compositions on paper first with my awesome fountain pen!
In my spare time I love, well, composing! I like many composers, but my favourite one is most definitely Mozart because his music is so wonderful! I was born 15 weeks early, and when I was in the incubator, Mum and Dad played classical music to me. Sometimes I wonder if that’s why I love classical music so much.
My proudest moment in my musical career is when the Sinfonia Academy performed my Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major at one of their concerts last year. I now play the violin in this orchestra, and I also play in a recorder ensemble, in a couple of other orchestra’s including my school orchestra. At school, we are currently learning to play another of my compositions. I play the piano, oboe, violin, and the descant and treble recorders.