World renowned harpist Savourna Stevenson is emerging as one of Scotland’s most prominent composers. “As both a virtuoso player and a composer, she completely re-writes the rule-books and proves the harp is capable of being pushed beyond its usual limits”.
Over four decades, she has been commissioned to write across a wide range of musical genres and has collaborated with acclaimed artists from Aly Bain to the RSNO. Her prolific output includes music for dance, theatre, TV and concert commissions and she was the recipient of the prestigious Creative Scotland Award in 2001.
Over the past 10 years she has worked mainly within the world of classical music, producing two large orchestral works, three orchestrated songs for children’s choir, a harp quintet acclaimed for its use in TV series ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Ugly Betty’, and a new harp concerto to be premiered by soloist Catrin Finch.