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Callum Watson,

Chanteurs

Australie
Melbourne, Victoria, Australie

Bio

Callum Watson is an award-winning pianist, composer and producer specialising in both Jazz and Classical music. He recently won the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition having played at internationally renowned venues such as Melbourne Recital Centre, Malthouse Theatre and Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. As a composer, Callum has written original scores for nine theatre productions including one musical and also has a diverse portfolio of concert works which have been played by ensembles internationally. Critics see Callum “emerging as one of Australia’s most exciting composers and pianists”.

Experience

COMMISSIONS:
• Scheherazade (Solo Piano original score), Western Edge Youth Arts, Dr
David Kelman, director; Footscray Community Arts Centre, December 4-6,
2014
• [Theatre Production] Caliban (score for Piano, Voice and Percussion),
Western Edge Youth Arts, Dr David Kelman, director; Malthouse Theatre,
Southbank, November 24-26, 2016.
• The Last Waltz (for Piano and Puppetry), for Geelong After Dark, City of
Greater Geelong, Luisa La Fornara, producer; Little Malop St, Geelong, May
5th, 2017

PERFORMANCES (SELECTED LISTING):
• [Theatre Production] Scheherazade (Solo Piano original score), Western Edge
Youth Arts, Dr David Kelman, director; Footscray Community Arts Centre,
December 4-6, 2014
• [Concert] Clash of the Cultures (for Bagpipes, Sitar, Piano, Federation Bells,
Didgeridoo and African Drums); VCE Top Sound Concert, Callum Watson,
Conductor; Melba Hall, Melbourne, Victoria; February 28, 2016.
• [Concert] Benbullen (For Piano Trio), world premiere, Ensemble Liason;
Monash Auditorium, Clayton, October 29, 2016.
• [Theatre Production] Caliban (score for Piano, Voice and Percussion),
Western Edge Youth Arts, Dr David Kelman, director; Malthouse Theatre,
Southbank, November 24-26, 2016.
• [Concert] Piano Trio No.1 (For Piano Trio), world premiere, Callum Watson
(Piano), Jessica Zuk (Flute), Joel Hands-Otte (Bass Clarinet); Club Voltaire,
North Melbourne, December 9, 2017.

DISCOGRAPHY:
• Echoes of Earth (Recorded 7 December, 2017)

Education

• Victorian Certificate of Education, Surf Coast Secondary College, 2015.
Studies with Evan Jones and Katarina Vrisk.

• Bachelor of Music, Monash University, 2016 – present. Studies with Thomas
Reiner, David Chisholm, Mary Finsterer, Riccardogino Vaglini.

Awards

• 2015 Dux, Surf Coast Secondary College.
• 2016 recipient of Margaret Schofield Scholarship for Composition.
• 2016 recipient of Sleepy Hollow Vic Hunt Grant.

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