Cameron Crozman

Named “A musical force to be reckoned with,” by The Scene Magazine, cellist Cameron Crozman performs around the world at such prestigious venues as the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Philharmonie de Paris, and Canada’s National Arts Centre. Recently one of 12 cellists chosen to compete at the Kronberg Academy’s Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann, he was the 2nd prizewinner at the 74th Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal’s Standard Life Competition and the recipient of the Canada Council Michael Measure's Prize (2012).

Cameron is strongly devoted to promoting Canadian composers and their music, and working with living composers. He is regularly invited to appear at festivals such as the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Festival de violoncelle de Beauvais, and Musica Nova Helsinki, Cameron plays alongside eminent musicians including Martin Beaver, André Laplante, Denis Pascal, and the Penderecki String Quartet.

Cameron is currently based in Paris where he is a student of Michel Strauss of the Conservatoire de Paris.

ca. 1696 Bonjour Stradivari cello

The Bonjour Stradivari cello, made by Antonio Stradivari ca. 1696, is named after an amateur 19th century Parisian cellist, Abel Bonjour, who owned it until his death sometime after 1885. The cello subsequently passed via Fridolin Hamma of Stuttgart to Dr. Hans Kühne of Cologne, who loaned the cello to the Stradivari Bicentennial exhibition in Cremona in 1937, and it is illustrated in the catalogue of the exhibition. For some years, the cello was owned by the Habisreutinger Foundation of St. Gallen, Switzerland; more recently, it was owned by Martin Lovett of the celebrated Amadeus Quartet. The present owner, an anonymous donor, acquired it in the fall of 1999.

  • Anonymous loan
  • Acquired: 2000
  • Value: $12 million
1830 Shaw Adam cello bow

ca. 1830 Shaw Adam cello bow

Made in France by Jean-Dominique Adam, the bow is a fine example of Adam's work. The donor, Andrew R. Shaw was a professional cellist, and was the president of Canada's largest music publishing company for many years before becoming CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2002.

  • Donated by Andrew R. Shaw (Toronto)
  • Acquired: 1999
  • Value: $55,000.