Biography

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Campbell is an internationally award winning classical guitarist based in Cologne, Germany, and is currently studying privately with Judicaël Perroy in Paris. Campbell has recently finished his Bachelor degree (First Class Hons) with Hubert Käppel at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Prior, he studied as 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 the younger 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, Denis Azabagic, Aniello Desiderio, Franz Halasz, Ricardo Gallén, Thomas Müller-Pering, Pavel Steidl, Roland Dyens and more.

He has given concerts all around Australia and in Japan, Korea, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Brazil, Finland, India, Italy, Portugal, France, China, Austria, Serbia, Romania and Greece as a soloist and a chamber musician. He has appeared on ABC Classic FM, ABC Radio National, Radio Uruguay, Fine Music FM and ArtSound radio performing as a soloist and also as part of the Canberra Guitar Quartet, alongside Andrey Lebedev, Callum Henshaw and Andrew Blanch.

Campbell is a sponsored Savarez Artist and plays on a (Dec) 2015 Antonius Müller Guitar.

He has won over 30 prizes in International competitions, including:

1st prize, Bach Prize and Brouwer Prize, 25th Koblenz International Guitar Competition, Germany 2017

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

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