Beginning piano lessons at age eleven, Caleb Salizzo was awarded his AMusA soon after. He would then go on to make his concerto debut at the age of fifteen, performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra. Caleb has since completed his Bachelor of Music, studying piano under Dr Anna Grinberg at the University of Queensland (UQ). During his time at UQ he performed extensively in both solo and chamber settings, with recent highlights including a regional tour with the acclaimed Topology Ensemble, an appearance at the Bangalow Music Festival, as well as masterclasses with Max Olding, Sergio Tiempo and Piers Lane.
Caleb is also a member of the Islay Piano Trio, comprised of fellow ANAM musicians Daniel Chiou (cello) and Rollin Zhao (violin). As a trio, they have performed alongside the Southern Cross Soloists as part of the Next Gen Artists Program, and competed in the Queensland International Chamber Music Competition. They also had their own concert series in Brisbane and the Gold Coast last year.
As an aspiring conductor, Caleb has conducted numerous ensembles around Brisbane in both rehearsal and concert under the guidance of Dr Warwick Potter.
Caleb looks forward to continuing his training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) with Timothy Young. While at ANAM, he looks forward to increasing his mastery of the culinary arts, as well as pursuing his passion of Minecraft architectural design.
Photo by Pia Johnson