STUART MACRAE

COMPOSER

"A brilliant new work that makes you think...spine tingling opera"

Opera Britannia

One of the most exciting and expressive composers working today, Stuart MacRae is equally at home writing opera, orchestral music, chamber music and music for choirs. Dramatic and surprising, his music takes listeners on a journey through perceptions of nature, striking imagery and the landscape of human emotion.


"Put out the flags, because it’s not often one can hail a new opera that integrates a musically taut score into a theatrically effective narrative. An even rarer cause for rejoicing is a new opera during which one can close one’s eyes and still hear the text and feel the drama. So it’s respect all round for The Devil Inside"

The Telegraph

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Performances coming up...

The Devil Inside has been shortlisted for the Achievement in Opera award at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards

The Devil Inside was shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Herald Culture Awards

New works underway for the Lammermuir Festival, pianist Simon Smith and Enterprise Music Scotland

A new recording of Cantata for Delphian Records with the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and Bill Taylor

A Caucus Race for violin and piano

Matthew Trusler and Ashley Wass

Bewdley Festival, 9th October, 2.30pm


One Man in his Time for String Trio

The Highland Collective

Ardross Hall, Alness, 26th November 8pm




News

The Devil Inside has been shortlisted for the Achievement in Opera award at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards

The Devil Inside was shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Herald Culture Awards

New works underway for the Lammermuir Festival, pianist Simon Smith and Enterprise Music Scotland

A new recording of Cantata for Delphian Records with the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and Bill Taylor

Performances coming up...

A Caucus Race for violin and piano

Matthew Trusler and Ashley Wass

Bewdley Festival, 9th October, 2.30pm


One Man in his Time for String Trio

The Highland Collective

Ardross Hall, Alness, 26th November 8pm




About Stuart


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Short biography

Born in Inverness in 1976, Stuart MacRae has established himself as one of the most distinctive composers of his generation, writing music of elemental power and emotional subtlety. His works include a Violin Concerto (2001), Hamartia for cello and ensemble (2004), and Gaudete for soprano and orchestra (2008), all of which have been performed at the BBC Proms. Works for the stage include the dance-opera Echo and Narcissus (2007) and the opera Ghost Patrol (2012), a collaboration with writer Louise Welsh for Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales, which won the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Opera and was shortlisted for an Olivier Award.   Stuart’s music has been performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Edinburgh International Festival, and by ensembles including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, Hebrides Ensemble, BCMG and London Sinfonietta, as well as numerous orchestras.   Stuart was Composer in Association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra from 1999 to 2003. He was resident composer at the Spannungen Kammermusikfest in Heimbach, Germany in 2003, and Edinburgh Festival Creative Fellow at the University of Edinburgh from 2005 to 2006. From 2006 to 2007 he was a resident composer at Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg, Germany.   Recent projects include the opera The Devil Inside, written for Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera, Cantata, for the Choir of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, and a Second Piano Sonata for Simon Smith.   

Contact


stucamac@gmail.com

Stuart MacRae's page at Novello & Co Ltd. http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/short-bio/974

STUART MACRAE