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Callum Mclachlan



A finalist of The 18th International Robert Schumann Competition Zwickau
and Semi-Finalist of the XX Santander International Piano Competition,
Callum Mclachlan, 23, has been described as ‘A born Schumann player’ with
a ‘magical sense of colour and extraordinary technical prowess’ (July 2019,
London recital). Born into a family of musicians, he first started piano lessons
with his father at the age of 7, and entered Chetham’s School of Music at age
11, where he studied with Russian pianist and pedagogue Dina Parakhina. He
was awarded the highest diploma from Trinity College – the FTCL, in his final
year. He studied under Professor Claudius Tanski for Bachelors at the
Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

He is now studying for Masters with Professor Claudio Martinez Mehner in
Cologne Hochschule fur Musik and Prof. Jacques Rouvier in the Universität
Mozarteum Salzburg. Most recently, he was selected as one of 20
participants for the XX International Santander Paloma O’ Shea Competition

He has performed at many of the most important concert venues throughout
the UK, Europe, and USA, including Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Wien Konzerthaus,
Pereda Hall Santander, London’s Steinway Hall and Manchester’s
Bridgewater and Stoller Hall. Recently he performed with the renowned
ensemble Casals Quartet. He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
works of Benjamin Britten in Steinway Hall London, Liszt’s 2nd Piano
Concerto with Paul Mann and CSO at RNCM Concert Hall, which he recently
repeated at the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton in March 2020 and
Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin at The Bridgewater Hall. He receives
repeat re-engagements at these leading venues and festivals across the UK.
In 2019, he made his New York recital debut, performing works of Beethoven,
Brahms and Percy Grainger, a recital programme he performed at the newly
opened Stoller Hall in Manchester, to critical acclaim. He was recently
personally invited by Pascal Nemirowski to perform in the Young Artist Series
in the RBC Birmingham Piano Festival. He has played in numerous
masterclasses with Stephen Kovacevich, Christopher Elton, Grigory
Gruzmann, Markus Groh, Dmitri Alexeev, Andrei Gavrilov, Stephen Hough,
and Boris Berman. He made a recording of Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata at
the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg, in collaboration with G. Henle Verlag for
Beethoven 250. Recent highlights of the past season include performing
Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra,
numerous solo recitals in London, Vienna and Manchester, and Mozart’s
‘Jeunehomme’ Concerto arranged for Piano and String Quartet with students
from the Royal College of Music in London.

He has won 1st prizes in the Welsh International Piano Competition, The
Scottish International Piano Competition, the RNCM Chopin Competition as
well semi finalist of the Ferrol International Piano Competition 2022. He is a
prize-winner of the Musical Odyssey Talent Unlimited Prize, and a Talent
Unlimited Artist. He is also a Hattori Foundation Senior Finalist, who
generously support his musical and artistic endeavours.

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