Callum is a conductor, composer and pianist. He is music director of Opera Kensington and the Edinburgh based choir Take Note. He was the founder-music director of the Aegis Orchestra and he recently composed ‘Let’s Finish It’, a commision from the Institute of Cancer Research for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He founded the Soloist Collective out of a desire to bring together his favourite colleagues, and to create an environment where young artists mutually support each other. Callum does not come from a traditionally musical background and feels a responsibility to pass on the good fortune that he has had in making a career in music and to promote access to the field. Callum is based in Edinburgh and regularly travels throughout the UK and further afield to work with international orchestras and soloists. He is currently working as Music Director for Green Opera’s Isolated Scenes project – a set of newly commissioned opera scenes developed entirely remotely due to the Corona Virus crisis.