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 currently holds the post of Composer in Residence at the School of Chemistry, Edinburgh University. He has just finished writing and producing a new short opera entitled Breathe Freely to celebrate 300 years of chemistry at Edinburgh.
Set during the Second World War, the new work enjoyed a hugely successful first performance in Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on 24 October 2013, conducted by Derek Clark, in a production supported by Scottish Opera. The production enjoyed widespread coverage in the Scottish media.
Julian's work includes chamber music, symphonies, 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 recently performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Consort of Voices and guest soloists at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (September 2010). Click Here for more information.
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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