Cameron Denby
  • Cameron Denby
  • Cameron Denby
There’s really nothing like playing on a Marimba One. The resonance is astounding, the tone is unmatched, and it simply feels amazing knowing that the instrument will let you make music exactly how you want, and the marimba will never hold you back.

Cameron Denby

Cameron was raised in a musical family and began his musical training early on with private piano and drum lessons. In high school, he played in the percussion section of the Concert Bands as well as the school's Wind Ensemble - a smaller, more advanced ensemble to which the best players in the school were invited. A year after graduation, he entered the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 2018. During his time there, he studied with Victoria Sparks and Brendan Thompson. Following his graduation, he pursued higher education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, in the studio of Jack van Geem. Cameron also had the opportunity to work with Jacob Nissly and Ed Stephan while at the Conservatory. He graduated with a Professional Studies Diploma in Marimba Performance in 2019.

Cameron has received numerous awards and distinctions and has a wide variety of performance experience. He was chosen to receive the Marcel A. Desaultels Fund Award in 2014 and 2015, then the Marcel A. Desaultels Faculty of Music Scholarship in 2016 and 2017. In addition, he was on the Dean's Honour List from 2014-2017. Cameron has extensive performance experience both as a solo performer and as part of an ensemble. As a solo performer, Cameron won the Marcel A. Desaultels Faculty of Music Concerto Competition in 2017, as well as two trophies in the 2017 Winnipeg Music Festival: the Beryl Ferguson Memorial Trophy and the Lieutenant Governor's Trophy for best overall performance. Other performance credits include the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (2017 and 2018), the Oceanic Jazz Orchestra (2017), the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band (2014-present), and the Chai Folk Ensemble (2015-present).

​Cameron Denby is proud to be sponsored as a Marimba One™ Discovery Artist.