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Date Event Location
National Tour - Alice Springs Araluen Arts Centre, Araluen Araluen Arts Centre, Araluen
National Tour - Darwin Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin City Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin City
National Tour - Perth Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Mt Lawley Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Mt Lawley
'Forest of Dreams' Album Launch Wesley Music Centre, Forrest Wesley Music Centre, Forrest
National Tour - Tamworth Tamworth Regional Conservatorium, Tamworth Tamworth Regional Conservatorium, Tamworth
CIMF Fundraiser Concert The European Ambassador's Residence The European Ambassador's Residence
National Tour - Brisbane BrisWest Community Centre, Paddington, Queensland BrisWest Community Centre, Paddington, Queensland
Kangara Waters Recital Belconnen, ACT Belconnen, ACT
National Tour - Melbourne Guitar Festival Melba Hall, Melbourne Melba Hall, Melbourne
National Tour - GuitarFest Orange Regional Concervatorium Orange Regional Concervatorium
Madrigal Concerto with the National Capital Orchestra Llewellyn Hall, Canberra Llewellyn Hall, Canberra
Sydney International Guitar Festival Mosman Art Gallery Mosman Art Gallery
House Concert hosted by Bill and Libby McIntyre Bill and Libby McIntyre, Rivett Bill and Libby McIntyre, Rivett
PhD Recital Two (Free Entry) Larry Sitsky Recital Room, William Herbert Pl, Acton ACT 2601 Larry Sitsky Recital Room, William Herbert Pl, Acton ACT 2601
Pop-Up Village Lunchtime Concert ANU Pop-Up Village, Canberra ANU Pop-Up Village, Canberra
Melbourne Guitar Festival Melba Hall, Melbourne Melba Hall, Melbourne
Solo Recital Old Gundagai Gaol, Gundagai Old Gundagai Gaol, Gundagai
Wesley Lunchtime Live Wesley Music Centre, Forrest Wesley Music Centre, Forrest
Happx Axe and Callum Henshaw Double Bill Smith's Alternative, Canberra Smith's Alternative, Canberra
Performance at the Governor General's Government House Government House

Biography

Canberra-born classical guitarist Callum Henshaw is considered one of Australia's leading young players. He has had success in a number of major national and international competitions, including First Prize Winner at the 2012 Cordoba International Guitar Competition, the 2014 Tirana International Guitar Competition, and the 2015 Friends of the ANU School of Music Chamber Music Competition (with Andrew Blanch); Best Performance of an Australian Work at the 2013 Melbourne Guitar Competition; and Third Prize at the 2014 Adelaide International Guitar Competition. He also won the First Prize and the People's Choice Prize at the 2016 open instrumental Whitworth Roach Classical Music Competition. Most recently, Cal placed first in the 2017 Melbourne International Concert Artist Guitar Competition, securing a 10 concert tour in 2018.

Cal began the guitar at the age of six, studying with a number of Canberra's leading teachers, including Minh Le Hoang, and completed his honours degree with First Class Honours at the ANU's School of Music under world-renowned guitar performer and teacher, Timothy Kain. He is currently completing his doctorate in music at the ANU.

In 2012, Cal released his first commercial recording and in 2016 released the critically acclaimed, Echo & Return, which includes the world premiere recording, 'Bleed-through', by Australian composer, Samuel Smith. 

In both Europe and Australia, Cal has taken part in master classes with many of the world’s great guitarists, including Pavel Steidl, Hubert Käppel, Sergio Assad, Judicaël Perroy, Aniello Desiderio, and Ricardo Gallén. 

Cal performs on a Greg Smallman & Sons classical guitar and is proudly sponsored by Knobloch Strings.
 

Awards:
2008: 1st Prize - National Eisteddfod Open Classical Guitar
2012: 1st Prize - Cordoba International Guitar Competition
2013: 1st Prize - Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Duo Competition with Campbell Diamond
2013: Best performance of an Australian Work - Melbourne Guitar Competition
2014: 1st Prize - Tirana International Guitar Competition
2014: 3rd Prize - Adelaide International Guitar Competition
2015: 1st Prize - Friends of the School of Music Chamber Music Prize with Andrew Blanch
2016: 1st Prize - Whitworth Roach Classical Music Competition
2016: People's Choice Prize - Whitworth Roach Classical Music Competition
2017: 1st Prize - Melbourne International Concert Artist Guitar Competition

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