Award winning, Scottish Marimbist and Percussionist Calum Huggan has captivated audiences and critics alike with his musicality and personality.
"The haunting moment of the concert was conjured by marimba player Calum Huggan in a bewitching account of John Dowland's Lachrimae Pavane, played with an expressive flexibility of which I did not think the marimba was capable. The key point, however, in this performance was that, despite the modern instrument, the music felt utterly Dowland, utterly authentic."
The Westmorland Gazette
"Shining brightly throughout his entire programme of original compositions and arrangements was Calum’s innate musicality; whatever technical wizardry was necessary (a bewildering and fascinating variety of stick control was ever on show) his phrase shaping, dynamic diversity and overall artistry were unquestionably predominant."
Edinburgh International Festival
"A colourfully varied whistle-stop tour into the flexible sound-worlds of their ensemble, which combined familiar and novel works. Their programme opened and concluded with attention-grabbing pieces by Piazzolla, demonstrating spicy Latin American panache and flashy interplay between the players. When Calum’s music was accompanying that of Jo, he responded to her with flair, spontaneity and skill. At other times, his expansive dynamic range and beautiful shaping of lines added much to the performance."