Beki Smith is a composer and jazz vocalist based in Glasgow. She is currently in her fourth year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying composition under the tutelage of Rory Boyle. Alongside her composition degree, Beki is undertaking jazz vocal training with Louise Mochan.
As a composer, Beki has had the opportunity to write for a wide range of ensembles and performers across Scotland (and the rest of the UK), including the Red Note Ensemble, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Sound and Music, MusicLab and many of the students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Highlights from her work as a composer include a commission from Per th Symphony Orchestra for their 60th Anniversary Concert in March 2014, 4 world premieres at Plug (a new music festival) in 2012 and 2013 and a recent performance of a piece at the Wigtown Book Festival by Scottish soprano Lauren McQuistin.
Beki spent the latter part of 2013 in Belgium as part of an Erasmus exchange, studying at the Gent Conservatorium with Dirk Brossé (a renowned Flemish film conductor and composer) in order to gain some new experiences and to further her compositional skills.
She is currently working on several new compositions for her final year of study at the Conservatoire, along with a new and exciting commission for Live Music Now.