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Stuart MacRae

Publisher: Novello & Co

Stuart MacRae's music was crafted with great dedication and skill. It was sensitive to every possible nuance of the words, beautifully written... expertly scored... - David Johnson, Tempo


The style is doggedly atonal but authentic and lucid, coming from a vivid aural imagination. It seems that the composer’s early, rather gentle manner has been superseded by a high seriousness. - Raymond Monelle, The Independent


Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2013 Ghost Patrol wins South Bank Sky Arts award for opera
  • 2012 premiere of Ghost Patrol at the Edinburgh International Music Festival
  • 2008 premiere of Gaudete at BBC Proms
  • 2007 premiere of Echo and Narcissus at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio, London
  • 2006-7 Residency at Villa Concordia, Bamberg
  • 2005-6 Edinburgh Festival Creative Fellow
  • 2001 premiere of Violin Concerto at BBC Proms
  • 2001 portrait concert conducted by James MacMillan at Edinburgh Festival
  • 1999-2003 Composer in Association, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • 1997 premiere of The Witch’s Kiss with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Peter Maxwell Davies