“Playing with an inherent nobility that speaks to the heart” (International Record Review)
Callum Smart is quickly developing an international reputation as one of Britain’s finest young violinists and an innovative pedagogue, combining his professorship at the RNCM with his following of 55k+ on Instagram. He is celebrated for the sincerity of his singing line, combining ‘brilliant technique with the confidence to take risks’ (Bachtrack) and his ‘utterly convincing’ interpretations (BBC Music Magazine).
Recognized as a rising star since winning the BBC Young Musician strings category and being the top European prize-winner at the Menuhin Competition in 2010, Smart now enjoys concert appearances with the UK’s leading orchestras, including re-invitations to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
This season Callum makes his full debut with the Hallé Orchestra, performing Saint Saens Concerto no 3, as well as performances of Elgar, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Korngold, and Sibelius. It sees the return of a full recital schedule with pianist Richard Uttley and a series of trio concerts with horn player Ben Goldscheider. In addition to his performance schedule, Callum continues his work towards diversification and accessibility of classical music with mentorship roles in the Benedetti Foundation, and Music Masters.