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Julian Wagstaff - Press Page

This page has been created to provide press and media professionals with copy and visuals relating to the Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff, his work and current projects.

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One of Julian's major recent projects was the launch of a new CD recording of his chamber opera Breathe Freely on the Linn Records label. The CD was conducted by Derek Clark, Head of Music at Scottish Opera, and produced by Calum Malcolm. The recordings were supported by Scottish Opera and the University of Edinburgh.

The CD was launched on 16 October 2015. However, a special free launch event took place at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London's Piccadilly on Tuesday 13 October at 7.30pm.

Click Here to download the press release.

Click Here to visit the webpage at
www.BreatheFreelyOpera.co.uk.


Another recent project was the retrsospective show Song to Me on the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The show featured highlights from Julian Wagstaff's theatre and concert music from the past 15 years, including excerpts from John Paul Jones, The Turing Test and A Persistent Illusion. The performers included Scottish Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Edinburgh Quartet regulars.

Click Here to download the press release.

Click Here to visit the website


Composer photographs

Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff Click to download hi-res image [5.5MB]
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Opera composer Julian Wagstaff Click to download hi-res image [5.8MB]
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Breathe Freely opera composer Click to download hi-res image [1.32MB]
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'Breathe Freely' CD images
Linn Records CKD535, released 16 October 2015

Breathe Freely - 2015 CD graphics Click to download hi-res image [1.2MB]
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Composer biography

Click Here to download a current biography for the composer Julian Wagstaff in PDF format.

Performer photographs

Scottish mezzo-soprano Laura Margaret Smith Laura Margaret Smith (mezzo-soprano)
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English tenor Paul Curievici Paul Curievici (tenor)
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Contact Information

For all contact information please contact Julian Wagstaff directly via the CONTACT page.