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Award Winning Australian Pianist, Composer and Producer

Callum Watson is emerging as one of Australia’s most exciting composers and pianists- Samsara Dunston, Weekend Notes
infectious organ playing- Forte Magazine
amongst the most creatively gifted musicians in the state- Geelong Advertiser

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Ground Breaking Recording

Callum is producer for a recording project taking place at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Brighton, Victoria noted as one of the best acoustic environments in Australia for organ and chamber music. He is collaborating with some of Victoria's finest emerging classical musicians to harness the potential of the space.

Works to be recorded include a new Vivaldi arrangement and pieces by melbourne composers.


Club Voltaire Monthly Residency

Following their critically acclaimed performance, Callum Watson Group is taking on a monthly residency at Club Voltaire on the fourth Saturday of each month starting March 24.

"This residency really does close the generation gap and...has something for everyone."
-Weekend Notes 2018

Callum is joined by Jessica Zuk (Flute, Piccolo) and Joel Hands-Otte (Clarinet, Saxophone)

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Caliban - The Edge Ensemble

Music and composition: Callum Watson

Caliban explores the battle ground of global climate politics through the eyes of those on the front lines.
Set in a not-too-distant future on the brink of climate disaster, Caliban starts where Shakespeare’s The Tempest left off - when the island is submerged in the rising tides, how will Caliban survive?

CALIBAN will be touring May 2018.  More Info


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Callum Watson Group is an acclaimed ensemble combining Victoria's leading young classical performers and jazz improvisers drawn from renowned symphony orchestras, big bands and world ensembles. The group is led by Callum Watson, emerging as one of Australia's finest pianists and composers.

In this intimate performance Callum collaborates with leading melbourne classical performers Jessica Zuk and Joel Hands-Otte to explore modern approaches to the classical and jazz repertoire.

The night will begin with each musician in the group presenting their own short 15 minute "power recital" shining a light on their own practice. Expect an array of different instrument combinations including solos, wind duets and more led by the different ensemble members.

After interval, the ensemble will come together for a traditional piano trio performance exploring Watson's compositions and arrangements derived from a wide variety of styles and influences.

"This residency really does close the generation gap and...has something for everyone."

-Weekend Notes 2018

Tickets ($20) available at www.voltaire.net.au and at the door. ... See MoreSee Less

Callum Watson Group Residency

March 24, 2018, 9:00pm - May 26, 2018, 10:30pm

Callum Watson Group is an acclaimed ensemble combining Victoria's leading young classical performers and jazz improvisers drawn from renowned symphony orchestras, big bands and world ensembles. The group is led by Callum Watson, emerging as one of Australia's finest pianists and composers.

In this intimate performance Callum collaborates with leading melbourne classical performers Jessica Zuk and Joel Hands-Otte to explore modern approaches to the classical and jazz repertoire.

The night will begin with each musician in the group presenting their own short 15 minute "power recital" shining a light on their own practice. Expect an array of different instrument combinations including solos, wind duets and more led by the different ensemble members.

After interval, the ensemble will come together for a traditional piano trio performance exploring Watson's compositions and arrangements derived from a wide variety of styles and influences.

"This residency really does close the generation gap and...has something for everyone."

-Weekend Notes 2018

Tickets ($20) available at www.voltaire.net.au and at the door.

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Thanks to all that came down to the Torquay Cowrie Market to watch my bagpipe project with Flawed Peace and Geelong RSL Pipes and Drums. I'm thrilled with how it all came together!
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Lovely write up on this weekends project in the Surf Coast Times. ... See MoreSee Less

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Excited to be playing in a new bagpipe/rock project that I have put together for this Sunday's Torquay Cowrie Market featuring members of Flawed Peace and Geelong RSL Pipes and Drums. We will be playing a mix of rock and celtic repertoire arranged by myself for this unique band.
12:20pm Torquay Cowrie Market North Stage, Torquay Esplanade.

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