Campbell is an internationally award winning classical guitarist from Canberra, Australia, and is currently based in Linz, Austria, where he has recently been appointed Guitar Professor at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität of Music.
Campbell completed his Bachelor degree (First Class Hons) with Hubert Käppel at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany, and continued his postgraduate studies with Judicaël Perroy at the Haute Ecole de Musique Genève. Prior, he was a student of Timothy Kain and Minh Le Hoang at the ANU School of Music in Canberra, Australia. He began studying the classical guitar at the late age of 17, and now, he is regarded as one of the leading guitarists of his generation.
Campbell has greatly benefited from significant study periods at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Oscar Ghiglia and with Carlo Marchione. He has had the privilege of participating in numerous masterclasses with musicians and scholars such as David Russell, Roberto Aussel, Zoran Dukic, Marcin Dylla, Lorenzo Micheli, Ricardo Gallén, Pavel Steidl, Roland Dyens and more.
He has given concerts all around Australia and in Japan, Korea, Germany, Norway, Montenegro, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Croatia, Brazil, Finland, India, Italy, Portugal, France, China, Austria, Serbia, Romania and Greece as a soloist and a chamber musician. He has appeared on several major radio stations including Classic FM UK, ABC Classic FM, WDR 3 (German Classic FM), and many more. He has performed and given masterclasses in many of the worlds most prestigious guitar festivals and music concert series’, including Koblenz International Guitar Festival, Iserlohn International Guitar Festival, Cultura Artistica – Sao Paulo, Berlin International Guitar Festival, Paris International Guitar Festival, GuitarArt Festival, Forum Gitarre Wien and many more.
Additional to his activities as a soloist, he has a very keen interest in chamber music. He performs regularly with a variety of different ensembles, including having recently joined the very well established quartet “Guitar4mation”. And in 2021 has founded a Voice/Guitar Duo with the wonderful Soprano Clémence Tilquin, Professor of Voice at the Geneva Haute École de Musique Geneva.
Campbell is a sponsored D’addario and Guitarlift Artist and plays on a 2015 Antonius Müller Guitar.
He has won over 30 prizes in International competitions, including:
1st prize, Sakurai prize and Jeunesse prize, 24th Vienna International Guitar Competition (Forum Gitarre Wien), Austria 2019
1st prize, Bach prize and Brouwer prize, 25th Koblenz International Guitar Competition, Germany 2017
1st prize Golden Classical Music Awards Competiton, USA 2020
1st prize Arpoador International Guitar Competition, France 2019
1st prize Gorizia International Guitar Competition “Enrico Mercatali”, Italy 2017
1st prize Amarante International Guitar Competition, Portugal 2016
1st prize Oberhausen International Guitar Competition, Germany 2016
1st prize 5th Arion Guitar Academy International Competition, Greece 2016
1st prize International Aachener Gitarrenpreis, Germany 2015
1st prize Calcutta International Guitar Competition “Roland Dyens” 2014
1st prize Open Victorian Guitar Competition 2013
1st prize Australian National Eisteddfod Open Guitar Competition 2013
1st prize Melbourne Guitar Foundation Annual Scholarship 2015
1st prize Sydney Eisteddfod Open Instrumental Duo competition (with Callum Henshaw) 2013
2nd prize 40th Gargnano International Competition, Italy 2015
2nd prize Nordhorn International Guitar Competition 2016
2nd prize Finland International Guitar Competition, Finland 2018
2nd prize Gevelsberg International Guitar Competition 2016
eq. 2nd prize (no 1st awarded) Oberhausen International Guitar Competition 2014
2nd prize Oberhausen International Guitar Competition 2015
eq. 2nd prize (no 1st awarded) Altheim International Guitar Competition, Austria 2015
2nd prize 18th Fundatia Romana de Chitara International Competition Bucharest 2013
3rd prize Heinsberg International Guitar Competition, Germany 2019
3rd prize and the Kellner Prize 23rd Koblenz International Guitar Competition, Germany 2015
3rd prize “Enrico Mercatali” International Guitar Competition Gorizia, Italy 2015
3rd prize Rust International Guitar Competition “Alirio Diaz” Austria 2015
3rd prize Daejeon International Guitar Competition 2014