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Naomi McGillivray

Composer | Arranger | Percussionist | Community Musician 



Naomi McGillivray is an award winning Scottish composer and percussionist from Aberdeenshire, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Passionate for investigating the connection between the Scots language and sound through contemporary classical music, Naomi has worked with young people of all ages and abilities to share the experience of learning and playing music. She currently studies at the University of Edinburgh on the MMus Composition.

Her music was recently awarded first place by the Berlin-based KNM Campus Ensemble and CoMA in the 'Open Score' competition in June 2023. Read more here.

Naomi was kindly a recipient of the Francis Chagrin award in January 2023 by Sound and Music UK.

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"Particularly impressive is Naomi's capacity to work with other musicians, including managing practical projects that involve directing ensembles, leading workshops and recording sessions, as a means of developing her new pieces."
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