FREE workshop Competition Preparation

4:30pm, Sept 21st, Dalton Room Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre (Upstairs)  

Length: 30mins  

Performing in music competitions can be daunting and overwhelming.

How can you give yourself the best chance of success?


Campbell and Gian Marco have won over 40 prizes in major international performance competitions, and know a thing or two about what it takes to do well in these environments.

In this workshop they will discuss how they prepare for competitions, from selecting appropriate repertoire, organising practice, tips for stage prescene, what competition judges are looking for and more!

This workshop is perfect for players of all abilities!

BOOKINGS are not required, it will be available to all until the room is full :)

About Campbell Diamond and Gian Marco Ciampa

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.

Gian Marco keeps a very busy international touring schedule, and frequently is invited to perform at Guitar Festivals and concert halls around the world, with previous appearances including the Manhattan Theatre of New York, Omis International Guitar Festival, “Santa Cecilia” Conservatoire in Rome, San Giacomo Festival (Bologna), Chitarrissima Guitar Festival (Torino), and Urayasu Concert Hall (Japan) to name a few! A true performer, Gian Marco impresses with his commanding stage presence, sensitive musicality and virtuosic technique!

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The venue:

Image: Eldon Hogan performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, Kew