The Boston Camerata’s Anne Azema Given Major Honor by French Government

By David Salazar

The French government has bestowed the honor of Officier de l’order des Arts et Lettres on Anne Azéma, Artistic Director of The Boston Camerata.

Azéma is a French-born singer, music director, stage director, scholar, and researcher, and a long-time soloist with the Boston Camerata who became a U.S. citizen in 2004 after living in the Boston area for many years. She has been a faculty member at the Long School of Music at Bard College where she specializes in Historical Performance and Voice and is the co-recipient of the Grand Prix du Disque and the Edison Prize.

She assumed the directorial of The Boston Camerata in 2008.

“We have always been enormously proud of Anne and her work,” said Gerald Flanagan,

President of the Boston Camerata board, in an official statement said, “This wonderful decoration further confirms the contribution she makes to our community, and to the world.”