Canberra conquers Córdoba – again!

Great news from the ANU School of Music about one of their guitar students.  In addition to this year’s impressive first place by Callum Henshaw, former winners of the Cordoba competition include Jacob Cordover (2006), Harold Gretton (2007), Bradley Kunda (2008) – ALL from the ANU guitar department, headed by Timothy Kain.

“On the 9th of July, Canberra born classical guitarist, Callum Henshaw, was awarded first prize in the IX Concurso Internacional de Guitarra – Festival de Córdoba, Spain.  He received grants from the ANU and the Friends of the School of Music to travel to Spain to participate in the Córdoba Guitar Festival and International Competition, which gathers some of the world’s best guitarists in an environment of education and learning.

“Callum started playing guitar at the age of 6 and has learned from a number of talented teachers, including Carolyn Kidd, Daniel McKay and Minh Le Hoang. He is currently studying for a Bachelor degree in Music Performance at the Australian National University’s School of Music under the tutelage of the world-renowned guitar pedagogue, Tim Kain.

“As part of his studies, Callum performs regularly at the School of Music, and often plays in Canberra’s various music venues. He has performed twice at the Canberra International Music Festival, both as a solo artist and giving the premiere performance of a Peter Sculthorpe work, Love Song, for guitar and string orchestra. Cal is also a member of the Canberra Guitar Quartet with other talented young guitarists Andrew Blanch, Campbell Diamond and Andrey Lebedev.” (


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