ANU School of Music PhD candidate, award-winning guitarist Callum Henshaw will perform live in concert, presenting a captivating program of music from Cuba, England, Australia and Catalonia. This free concert is the second in a series of three recitals to be given by Callum as part of his candidature.
The program showcases captivating selection of works: the Greek mythology inspired Stélé by Melbourne-based composer Phillip Houghton; four imaginatively reinterpreted arrangements of traditional Catalan folk songs by Spaniard Miguel Llobet; English composer Malcolm Arnold's guitar concerto (accompanied on the piano by Anthony Smith); and an Australian premiere of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer's Sonata del Decamerón Negro.
Callum is a Canberra-born classical guitarist and is considered one of Australia's leading young players. He has had success in a number of major national and international competitions, including First Prize Winner at the 2012 Cordoba International Guitar Competition, the 2014 Tirana International Guitar Competition, and the 2015 Friends of the ANU School of Music Chamber Music Competition (with Andrew Blanch); Best Performance of an Australian Work at the 2013 Melbourne Guitar Competition; and Third Prize at the 2014 Adelaide International Guitar Competition. He also won the First Prize and the People's Choice Prize at the 2016 Whitworth Roach Classical Music Competition.
Callum began the guitar at the age of six, studying with a number of Canberra's leading teachers, including Minh Le Hoang, and completed his Honours degree with First Class Honours at the ANU School of Music under world-renowned guitar performer and teacher, Timothy Kain. He is currently completing his doctorate in music at ANU. In 2012, Cal released his first commercial recording and in 2016 released the critically acclaimed, Echo & Return, which includes the world premiere recording, Bleed-through, by Australian composer, Samuel Smith. In both Europe and Australia, Callum has taken part in master classes with many of the world's great guitarists, including Pavel Steidl, Hubert Käppel, Sergio Assad, Judicaël Perroy, Aniello Desiderio, and Ricardo Gallén.
You can listen to Callum's music: callumhenshaw.com
This recital is free and open to the public.