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Alasdair Jamieson

Alasdair Jamieson was born in Edinburgh. Having graduated from St. Andrews University he trained as a teacher at Cambridge. His first post was as Director of Music at Cheltenham College Junior School. Whilst in that town he organised the film programme for the Cheltenham Festival of Music. Other teaching posts followed in Gloucester, at Birmingham University, in Abingdon, at Bootham School in York, and at Skipton and Pocklington. A spell of research work in the 1980s into the music of the contemporary Italian composer Goffredo Petrassi led to him sitting as an adjudicator for the Choral Composition prize in Arezzo. He has now returned to academia, and in 2007 gained a doctorate for a thesis on the music of Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn (18681916) based at Durham University; he is currently a Teaching Fellow at that institution. He sang as a Lay Clerk at Ripon Cathedral (2001-8) and now sings in a vocal quintet, Amici, and in the Leeds-based choir, the St. Peters Singers. In York he has directed the Micklegate Singers, and at present conducts the York Symphony Orchestra. Alasdair has been Musical Director of York Opera since 1996 for whom he has conducted The Moon, Peter Grimes, Iolanthe, Turandot, The Sorcerer, Suor Angelica, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Don Carlos, The First Nowell, Carmen, The Mikado, Die Fledermaus, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Elixir of Love, The Gondoliers, Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni, Hugh the Drover, The Magic Flute, The Yeomen of the Guard and Macbeth.

Last updated June 2012

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