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We are thrilled to announce Jay Capperauld as the Orchestra’s new Associate Composer, taking over from Anna Clyne.

Over the next four years Jay will embed himself in all aspects of the SCO’s work not only composing new works for the Orchestra but also working closely with our wider team.

As part of the SCO in Craigmillar Residency, Jay will create Tapestry, a commission celebrating the Greater Craigmillar community and developed in collaboration with local groups. He’ll also lead workshops as part of Seen and Heard, our creative project for adults, which returns in autumn 2022.

Jay will also be part of the SCO’s New Voices scheme, a two-year mentoring programme that will offer a platform for five emerging composers and music creators to expand their creative practice and experiment with the chamber music format. The 2022/24 cohort will work with the SCO to create new pieces of music that will be performed as part of future Concert Seasons. The programme follows on from the SCO’s successful New Stories scheme, expanding to encompass a broader and more diverse cohort. More details about New Voices will be announced shortly.

We look forward to seeing what the next four years with Jay will bring!

Jay Capperauld

SCO Associate Composer

“I am incredibly honoured and humbled to be appointed as the SCO’s new Associate Composer. Having recently worked with this astounding orchestra on my piece ‘Death in a Nutshell’, I am beyond thrilled to have this unique opportunity to become further embedded in the SCO’s activities as well as form meaningful musical connections with the SCO musicians, audiences and everyone involved over the coming years. Amazingly, this is a real 360° moment for me, as the SCO performed my first ever attempts at composing music in workshops when I was in high school (and I still have that recording on CD at home); so to say that 15 years later, I will be embarking on this exciting relationship with the SCO is truly a childhood dream come to life”

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