Callum Smart

Callum Smart

"...the sincerity of Smart's singing line is cause for celebration, and the recital is quite outstanding in its unique sequence and profile of a superb young player"

Andrew Parker, International Record Review

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Callum Smart attracted wide public attention at the age of thirteen having won the strings category of the 2010 BBC Young Musicians Competition and becoming the top European prize-winner in the Menuhin Competition. He has since appeared with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Calgary Philharmonic, European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with conductors such as Grant Llewellyn and Vasily Petrenko. Recent recital and chamber performances include the Dvorak Festival in Prague, Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Valdres Sommersymfoni Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris.


Full Biography

Callum Smart attracted wide public attention at the age of thirteen having won the strings category of the 2010 BBC Young Musicians Competition performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Vasily Petrenko. In the same year he went on to become the top European prize-winner at the Menuhin Competition and now enjoys critical acclaim for his lyrical and accomplished interpretations.

Callum recently made his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a work he visits again this season with re-invitations from the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. In 2013 he made his North American debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Grant Llewellyn; other concerto appearances have seen him perform with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Orpheus Sinfonia and Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, in repertoire from Mozart and Beethoven to Glazunov, Britten and Prokofiev.

Now with two recital discs to his name, 2016 saw the release of Callum’s second disc on the Orchid Classics label with pianist Richard Uttley. ‘La Voix’ – including works by Fauré, Poulenc and Ravel – featured as one of the Strad Magazine’s recommended recordings of the month, and was accorded 4 star reviews both in the BBC Music Magazine and the Observer.

Performing in recital at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Callum’s partnership with Richard Uttley continues this season with recitals across the UK and a new collaboration with horn player Ben Goldscheider. Other recital performances have seen Callum appear at a number of European festivals including the Cheltenham Festival, Dvořák Festival in Prague, Menuhin Festival, Mecklenburg Vorpommern and the Malmö International String Festival.

As the recipient of the Premier Young Artist Award at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana Callum currently studies with Mauricio Fuks, having previously attended the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Chetham’s School of Music.

Callum plays on a c.1730-35 violin by Carlo Bergonzi.

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Callum Smart returns to the Philharmonia

November 6th, 2017

Callum performs Bruch in Canterbury

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Callum Smart celebrates Classic FM’s 25th anniversary

September 7th, 2017

Broadcast live on Classic FM Callum performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1  with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

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RPO debut for Callum Smart

September 19th, 2016

Callum Smart performs Bruch for Cheltenham season opening

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Callum Smart releases his second CD

March 9th, 2016

Featuring works by Poulenc, Faure and Ravel, the release is marked by a recital tour in Paris, Berlin and London.

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Discography & Repertoire


Callum Smart’s debut CD accompanied by Gordon Back (piano) and featuring Chausson’s Poème Opus 25, Franck’s Sonata in A major and Grieg’s Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 2 in G major. Op. 13

ORCHID (2014)

Artist Manager

Roderick Thomson (London)
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Imogen Morris (London)
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Ed Williams (London)
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