About this performance:
‘An Australian Symphony’ by Callum Watson performed by orkest de ereprijs.
This work explores a soundscape of Australian orchestral colours and textures that are then overshadowed by modernity. It questions whether we are losing cultural values recognised by Australian poet George Essex Evans in 1906.
Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.
In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).