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


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Breathe Freely - a 'chemistry opera' by Julian Wagstaff

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John Paul Jones - epic musical about the American Revolutionary hero

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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.

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A recording of Julian's recent short opera Breathe Freely is now available on the Linn Records label. The CD was produced and engineered by Calum Malcolm, conducted by Derek Clark and supported by Scottish Opera and the University of Edinburgh. The CD, which also features a recording of Wagstaff's piano trio A Persistent Illusion, was launched at a most successful and enjoyable event at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London on 13 October 2015 and is now widely available through record stores and online outlets.

Julian's work includes chamber music, symphonies, songs, musicals and opera and is frequently performed in the UK, Europe and beyond. Julian regularly works with Scotland's top professional ensembles - he has recently collaborated with Scottish Opera, Hebrides Ensemble, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Edinburgh Quartet, Consort of Voices and many more. Julian is also in demand as a speaker, particularly in relation to his musical works informed by the natural sciences. He holds a PhD in Music from the University of Edinburgh.

A new concert version of the composer'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.

Julian is currently working with staff and students at Harris Academy, a comprehensive school in Dundee, Scotland, to create new pieces of music for student performance to mark the opening of the school's new premises on Perth Road.

This official website (julianwagstaff.com) contains information on most of Julian's music, including Listen to Julian Wagstaff's music 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.

Media professionals: Please visit Julian's press page at www.julianwagstaff.com/press for the latest press release and royalty-free visuals.

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

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

You can browse scores and CDs by Julian Wagstaff on Amazon and Sheet Music Plus, or listen for free on YouTube or SoundCloud. You can subscribe to Julian's mailing list here.

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