Calum's passion for percussion spans performance, collaboration and teaching.

 

 

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Performer

From early on in his career Calum showed a real passion for performance, winning his first BBC Solo Broadcast at the young age of 18. A finalist in many prestigious competitions, Calum was mentored and nurtured by International Marimbists Jasmin Kolberg and Eric Sammut. Calum has performed solo, chamber and concerto debuts within the major concert houses across the United Kingdom, Europe and the United Arab Emirates.   


Orchestras Calum has worked with

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

English National Opera - Bayliss

Southbank Sinfonia

Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Opera

Jyväskylä Sinfonietta, Finland

Mannheim National Theatre, Germany

European Union Chamber Orchestra 

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Collaborator

As well as being a virtuosic performer, Calum's passion lies in cross-arts collaborations. He has worked alongside some of the most recognised and talented creatives in the arts, co-creating, recording and performing in spectacular spaces across the globe.  


Recent collaborations  

Flercussion 
International Flute and Percussion Duo, Jo Ashcroft and Calum Huggan.

Marc Brew Company 
innovative collaborative work that interweaves a physicality derivative of strong contemporary dance technique.

Rachel Gadsden 
visual and performance artist working across sectors in UK and Internationally.

Vox VanGuard 
an immersive classical art production company that creates bespoke brand experiences.

Rogue Orchestra 
Scotland's first freelance cross-genre session orchestra.

Box9Drumline 
The UK's pioneering professional performance Drumline. A visually immersive, flexible group of rudimental drummers.

JLee Productions bespoke entertainment for events, fashion, advertising and brands.

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Teacher

Calum is an active and sought after percussion tutor and workshop leader throughout the UK.  Teaching at several conservatoires across the UK, Calum  regularly delivers marimba master classes, percussion seminars and repertoire classes.


Current positions

Four Mallet Specialist
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London)

Percussion and Ensemble Coach at
Junior Trinity Laban (London) 

Part-time Percussion Tutor at the
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow)

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