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Callum brought out a beautiful sound from the cast and orchestra that was clear, even before the curtain opened” – The Fourth Wall Reviews

Callum studied a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Pipe Organ performance and holds several diplomas in classical piano. He’s in-demand as a conductor, repetiteur, accompanist and soloist and has performed across Australia and internationally, including broadcasts on ABC ClassicFM, commercial recordings and world premieres of new music.

As MD, Callum’s highlights include The Little Mermaid (SYMT, 2023), The Sound of Music (Willoughby Theatre Company, 2023) and The Full Monty (Theatre&Co, 2019). His work as a repetiteur has seen him collaborate with Pacific Opera and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and his career as an Organist has included the position of Organist & Director of Music at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Mosman, and Sub-Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle.

Outside his musical endeavours, Callum is a highly respected fundraiser who has spent a decade raising money to support programs at Musica Viva, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra and the National Portrait Gallery.

Callum’s debut, solo album “From atop the hill” was released in March 2024.