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Ailie Robertson to be sound's next Composer-in-Residence

We are delighted to announce that Ailie Robertson, a multi-award winning composer and performer whose work crosses the boundaries of traditional and contemporary music, has been appointed Composer-in-Residence at sound.

A winner of The Sofia International Composition Competition and the SCO Composition Prize, and runner up in the Oslo Grieg Competition, Allie Robertson follows John de Simone, who was appointed sound’s first Composer in Residence in 2016.

“We are very pleased that Ailie will be our next Composer-in-Residence,” says sound Director, Fiona Robertson. “She’s a composer rooted in traditional music who also has a burgeoning career in contemporary classical music. Her enthusiasm and dedication to introducing new audiences to new music is inspiring, and in alignment with our own aims.”

“We will now be working with Ailie to identify particular areas of work that she would like to be involved in during her time with sound as Composer-in-Residence,” she adds.

“I'm absolutely delighted to have been appointed sound's new Composer-in-Residence,” says Ailie Robertson. “I look forward to building an inspiring relationship with them and the local musical community over the next three years, and am excited to have the opportunity to experiment, develop and create new works with their support.”

Allie Robertson is currently one of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Young Composers”. The programme offers five young composers the opportunity to develop, workshop and compose a new work for a 30-piece orchestra. As part of the programme she is being mentored by soundfestival patron, Sir James MacMillan CBE. 

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