Callum McLachlan is 18 years old and from Manchester. He started piano lessons with his father at the age of 7, and after 4 years passed grade 8 at the age of 11. He was accepted into Chetham's School of Music in 2010 where he studied with Russian pedagogue Dina Parakhina. He has performed at many prestigious concert venues around the country, including Bridgewater hall, Steinway hall and RNCM, and in August 2016, performed Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto at the Edinburgh Fringe festival under the baton of Robert Dick. He was awarded the highest diploma from Trinity College – the FTCL. He has also had much success in competitions throughout the UK, winning 1st prize in the Welsh International Piano Competition (U19), The Scottish International Youth prize, as well as reaching the national finals of the EPTA piano competition. He most recently performed a recital consisting of largely unknown works by Ronald Stevenson and Percy Grainger at the ‘Bartolomeo Cristofori Festival' in Padua, Italy. He also won 1st prize in the Chetham's Yamaha Piano competition, Chopin competition and the Bach competition, and is a prize-winner of the Musical Odyssey Masterclasses Talent Unlimited Prize. He has received funding to study on summer music courses in Mallorca, Spain and Alberta, Canada An avid chamber musician, he has performed works of Field, Shostakovich, Brahms and Schumann, as well as many piano duets, including Stravinsky's ‘Rite of Spring' and Rachmaninoff's 2nd suite. He has played in numerous masterclasses to esteemed musicians such as Stephan Hough, Peter Donohoe and Andre Gavrilov. Callum hopes to continue his studies in Germany. Away from the piano, his hobbies include football, reading and walking.