Camillio’s music education began in Ceylon (Sri-Lanka) before going on to The Peabody Conservatorium in Baltimore & Hartt College in Hartford, Connecticut to further his cello studies with Mr Paul Olefsky.
After graduating in 1971, he auditioned & excepted an invitation from the then Australian Broadcasting Cooperation to join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 1972. During his 18 yrs with the QSO, he was kept busy recording, playing chamber music, teaching privately & tutoring the Queensland Youth Orchestra.
Camillio left the QSO in 1990 to do more work with The Modern String Quartet and The Manricks Connection, groups he promoted and directed and took up teaching in private & public schools including a year out west in Charleville. He was fortunate to study conducting with Mr Werner Andreas Albert & Mr Dobbs Franks. He also had a violin shop in the South Brisbane area.
Amongst his many highlights would be the performance of Symphonie Fantastique with Vladimir Ponkin and the QSO, playing principal cello for The Australian Balletʼs Swan Lake and organising, studying 7 concertos & directing The Suzuki Pan Paciﬁc Conference on QPAT stage with two weeks notice.
Camillio now lives at Nobby Beach with his wife Jeanette. They enjoy life by the beach, watching the whales go by & six lovely grandchildren.