Julian Wagstaff, Composer, Arranger and Guitarist (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

Major current projects:

Breathe Freely - a 'chemistry opera' by Julian Wagstaff

Jules Reed - Scottish Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist

John Paul Jones - epic musical about the American Revolutionary hero

The Turing Test opera - Support the UK Tour 2013!

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Julian Wagstaff is a composer of classical music, opera and music theatre. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK) where he is also active as a writer, arranger and guitarist (rock / musical theatre). He has just completed a recording of his new short opera Breathe Freely at Scottish Opera's production studios in Glasgow (June 2014). The recording was produced and engineered by Calum Malcolm, conducted by Derek Clark and supported by Scottish Opera and the University of Edinburgh. The forthcoming CD, which also features a recording of Wagstaff's piano trio A Persistent Illusion, has a likely release date of early 2015. The libretto and vocal score of Breathe Freely have just been published by Europa Edition.

Julian's work includes chamber music, symphonies, songs, musicals and opera and is frequently performed in Scotland and beyond. A new concert version of Julian's stage musical John Paul Jones (set during the American Revolution) was performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Consort of Voices and guest soloists at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh in September 2010.

This official website (julianwagstaff.com) contains information on most of Julian's music, including MP3 sound files , perusal scores and programme notes, plus links and information on past and future performances. Full contact details can be found on the Contact page.

Julian Wagstaff is published by Europa Edition Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Julian writes, records and performs rock music under the name Jules Reed. His CD Five Songs for Your Consideration is available now - click Here for the website.

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