Aidan graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a First-Class Honours degree and the winner of the Patrons Fund Prize (Royal College of Music) in Composition in 2018 and the Craig Armstrong Prize for 2018/19.
Aidan believes the modern composer should work for the benefit of others, and that classical music is an art form where it does not exist without a community coming together. Aidan's work explores the relationships between individuals and larger society, questioning the societal mechanisms that ostracise the other, and how we establish our identities.
Aidan has worked with a wide range of organisations including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Glasgow Barons Orchestra, the Riot Ensemble, Psappha Ensemble, RCS MusicLab, the Glasgow New Music Expedition, the Brodick Quartet, The Edinburgh Quartet and The Ear (New York). Aidan has also worked with world-renowned performers Sinae Lee, Pascal Gallois, Yann Ghiro, Milos Milivojevik, traditional singer/songwriter Ainsley Hamill, and conductor Jessica Cottis.