Callum G'Froerer is a Melbourne based trumpet player, active in both improvised and notated settings. Whilst in his home town of Perth, Western Australia, he was a core member of the Mace Francis Orchestra, the Johannes Luebbers Dectet and Ecila, as well as performing regularly with various West Australian orchestras. Since completing his tertiary studies G'Froerer has performed in the USA, Italy, Germany and Singapore and has performed the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Liza Lim, James Ledger and Lindsay Vickery.
Throughout this time he has shared the stage with a wide range of musicians, including Dave Douglas, John Hollenbeck, Theo Bleckmann, Martha Wainwright, the Australian Art Orchestra, Aaron Choulai, Mark Gould, Tristram Williams, James Rushford, Kynan Tan and Peter Knight. He has also studied privately with Tristram Williams, David Elton and Marco Blaauw.
G'Froerer was a prize winner at the 2011 Stockhausen course in Kürten, Germany, and in that same year attended the Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar in the USA and the Sillico Trumpet Seminar in Tuscany. In 2012 he was a student at the Australian National Academy of Music and returns in 2013 as a fellow, curating 3 concerts of contemporary 'classical' music with ANAM musicians.
In 2009 G'Froerer and Brett Thompson received the Perth Jazz Society's 'New Work Commission', resulting in the creation of an extended electro-acoustic portrait of Robert Johnson's music and life titled 'Me and the Devil Blues'.
In 2011 G'Froerer recorded his debut album at ABC studios in Melbourne with Jazztrack's Mal Stanley. The recording was released with Listen/Hear Collective in 2013 – you can hear it here.