Callum Watson is a respected bagpiper, 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).
As a composer, Watson commands international attention with a diverse portfolio of concert works. Having been selected to participate in the 25th International Young Composers Meeting in the Netherlands, Watson received the premiere of a short new work for orkest de ereprijs 2019 called An Australian Symphony. In 2019, his chamber work Timely Disarray (2017) for pipe organ, flute and french horn received is premiere at Berliner Originaltöne Festival in Berlin by members of Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik Berlin.
As a pianist, Callum excels in both the Classical and Jazz fields having studied at the New York Jazz Symposium with teachers from the Juilliard Music School. Callum is also an in demand keyboard player playing in as many as six bands at a time.