“a composer who is a national treasure” – The Herald

Although Savourna Stevenson’s music strongly reflects her Scottish roots, it also reveals her uniquely eclectic and innovative urge to break through stylistic barriers between classical, folk, world music and jazz. The diversity of commission, organisations from the BBC to Iona Abbey, and her equally diverse audiences, from concert hall patrons to viewers of HBO, are a measure of the breadth and scope of her output. Savourna’s ever expanding catalogue includes a large body of work for harp, notably her Harp Quintet (CD Touch Me Like The Sun) acclaimed for its use on American TV shows ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Ugly Betty’ and her Concerto for Pedal Harp premiered to enthusiastic audiences throughout Scotland in June 2012 by international harp soloist Catrin Finch with the Scottish Ensemble. The Herald critic found it typical of what he called “the joy of Savourna Stevenson’s music … from the heart and to the heart, absolutely open and totally honest in its integrity and expressive qualities…”

 

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