Introducing Derelict Hands, an international duo of strikingly talented guitarists, Calum Borthwick and Russ Callison. Taking a fresh, engaging, and passionate approach to contemporary classical music, the duo recorded their debut album in Scotland this past July, including works by Dusan Bogdanovich, Arnold Schoenberg, Frank Wallace, Philip Houghton, and Akira Miyoshi.
The duo has performed on both sides of the Atlantic, and have won prizes as individuals and an ensemble in numerous competitions.
Their variety of dynamics and articulation is impressive. The duo is clearly thinking and feeling in depth, exploring every piece in detail while conveying the grand structure through that very detail.
- Frank Wallace, composer & guitarist
What really engaged me is the musicality of the performances — everything from intimate dolce moments to power driven, exciting bravura moments. The impressive virtuosity is evident at both ends of that spectrum.
- Duain Wolfe, Choral Director, Chicago & Colorado Symphony Choruses
Calum Borthwick & Russ Callison