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Born Inverness 1976.

Scottish composer.

Stuart MacRae studied at Durham University before going on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

From 1999 to 2003 he was Composer in Association with the BBC SSO in Glasgow, producing a Violin Concerto in 2001. His work has been performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, London Sinfonietta and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (at the London Proms).

His first chamber opera The Assassin Tree, with libretto by Simon Armitage, was premiered at the Lyceum during the 2006 Edinburgh International Festival before being shown at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio. In 2007 he composed an opera-ballet Echo and Narcissus, with choreography by Cathy Marston. Remembrance Day was a successful little piece composed in 2009 for Scottish Opera's 5:15 project of 15-minute self-contained works. As a follow-up, Ghost Patrol, an hour long one-acter, was shown at the 2012 Festival.

Last revised 15 September 2012.

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