We run too many obits.
Pianist Greg McCallum, 51, died suddenly and unexpectedly earlier this week, in the prime of his life and career.
He had two concerts pending, the first on Feb. 21, with Duke faculty artists, and the second on Mar. 6, with the Ciompi Quartet, at the NC Museum of Art.
Until we know more, we’ll link to a celebratory review from a decade ago that apparently meant enough to him to include as a special feature at his website.
Our collective hearts go out to his family, friends, colleagues, and students everywhere.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, at the United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard, in Chapel Hill, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 14, at Ashpole Presbyterian Church in Rowland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his churches or to Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc., 1305 Navaho Dr #101, Raleigh, NC 27609.
Additional information is being posted here.
We run too many obits. This one’s more painful than most.
Here is the official Obituary for Gregory Campbell McCallum
Gregory Campbell McCallum, 51, of Durham, N.C., died Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Born on May 3, 1964, Gregory was the son of Martel B. and Ophelia McLean McCallum of Rowland, NC. He is survived by his brothers, Al McCallum and wife Christy of Woodruff, SC, and Stuart McCallum and wife Kay of Rowland, NC, his nephew, Justin Reaves of Fort Mill, SC, and his partner, Dr. Jesus Gonzalez of Winston Salem, NC. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Reaves.
Gregory was a concert pianist and teacher who performed across North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago, New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. He received music degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park, the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, Germany. Some of his teachers included Grace Watson, Michael Zenge, Arne Torger, Nelita True, Maria Curcio Diamand, and Ronald and Carlyle Hodges. Gregory’s complete biography may be viewed at www.gregmccallum.com.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at United Church of Chapel Hill, NC, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Ashpole Presbyterian Church in Rowland, NC. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his churches or to Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc., 1305 Navaho Dr #101, Raleigh, NC 27609.