London-based Scottish composer George Stevenson has written for musicians of the Russian National Orchestra, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Solovey Ensemble, Psappha Ensemble, Pentaèdre, Assembly Project, Brodick Quartet and Duo Palladium, as well as dancers of The Bolshoi Ballet. Other works have been commissioned by Moscow Viola Festival, Suzuki Scotland and International Flute Competition ‘Moya Lyubimaya Fleyta’. Upcoming projects include works for the London Symphony Orchestra and Berkeley Ensemble, as well as continued collaboration with Juncture Ensemble on a forthcoming album.
George is a 2018 LSO Panufnik Composer and also joins the PRS Accelerate Scheme for emerging composers this year. Past awards include First Prize in the St Magnus Composers’ competition, as well as the Dvořák Prize at the International Dvořák Composition Competition. George also won Creative Scotland’s ‘The Night With…’ Call for Scores, the Montréal Concert Society Composition prize and the Renée B. Fisher Composer Award. In the UK, his works have been performed at the Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, St Magnus Festival, St. James Piccadilly, The Royal Academy of Arts and the Elgar Room of The Albert Hall. His influences are numerous, but a love for jazz and other forms of improvised music has had a particular impact on his work.
In London George studied with Julian Anderson and Joseph Phibbs, and holds a Masters from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also received an Advanced Diploma in Composition from Moscow Conservatoire under Alexander Tchaikovsky.glo