Born into a family of musicians, Callum Mclachlan, 19, 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 currently studies at the prestigious Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, with the celebrated pianist Claudius Tanski.
He has performed at many prestigious concert venues in the UK and USA, including performing Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, works of Benjamin Britten in Steinway Hall, London, Mozart sonatas for Piano and Violin at The Bridgewater Hall and Liszt’s 2nd Piano Concerto with Paul Mann and CSO at RNCM Concert Hall, among others. He receives repeat re-engagements at these leading venues and festivals across the UK. Recent highlights of the past season include performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra and Mozart’s ‘Jeunehomme’ Concerto arranged for Piano and String Quartet with students from the Royal College of Music. In April 2019, he made his New York recital debut, performing works of Beethoven, Brahms and Percy Grainger, a recital programme he performed earlier in 2017 at the newly opened Stoller Hall in Manchester, to critical acclaim.
He has won 1st prizes in the Welsh International Piano Competition, The Youth Scottish International Piano Competition, the RNCM Chopin Competition as well as reaching the final of the EPTA Piano Competiton. Callum is a prize-winner of the Musical Odyssey Talent Unlimited Prize. He also receives funding from the Royal Philharmonic Society, who generously support his studies abroad. He has received scholarships to study on summer music courses in Spain, Canada, Hungary and Italy, and 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, Markus Groh, Andrei Gavrilov, Stephen Hough, Leon McCawley and Boris Berman. Callum is generously supported by Talent Unlimited.