Camille Thomas

The cellist on the roof: finding hope in high-up places

WORDS BY SAM HAWKINS & MICHAEL ZARATHUS-COOK

PARIS — MUSIC — Issue 7

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Eighteen months after starting her world-famous rooftop performances in Paris, cellist Camille Thomas takes a moment to reflect before her  upcoming  international tour. Having endured the isolation and anxiety of two national lockdowns, Thomas is unmistakably cheery. Her city, it seems, is returning to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, as both artists and audiences take their seats on either side of the stage.


Since her rooftop videos went viral, Thomas has been busy: performing in a number of Paris’s cultural landmarks—the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre, and the Museum of Natural History, amongst others—as well as planning...

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Camille Thomas by Christian Meuwly

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