School of Music student Campbell Diamond is one of 16 guitar students from around the world who was selected to compete at an international guitar competition in Japan in December 2013.
Campbell, a third year guitar performance student at the School of Music, competed against other finalists from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany, Spain, Austria, China, Japan and the UK at the 56th Tokyo International Guitar Competition on 9 December.
Campbell began studying music at ANU in 2010 under the tutelage of Timothy Kain and Minh Le Hoang.
"Canberra has been recognised for decades as the place to go for tertiary study in guitar," he says.
"The opportunity to learn with Tim and Minh is as good as anyone could ask for. Their formidable knowledge of the instrument, along with their empathy and dedication to each student is just remarkable."
Campbell performed music by Antonio Jose, Domenico Scarlatti, J.K. Mertz as well as compulsory pieces by J.S. Bach and Akira Miyoshi.
From Tokyo, Campbell flew to Bucharest, Romania, to compete in the Eduard Pamfil International Guitar Competition, which is part of a two-day guitar symposium attracting many notable guitarists, composers, luthiers and enthusiasts worldwide.
Campbell is now spending a month travelling throughout Germany, France and Austria, participating in classes with some of the world's finest guitar pedagogues, including Thomas Muller-Pering, Judicael Perroy, Hubert Kappel, Aniello Desiderio and Franz Halasz.
This story was originally posted on the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences page.