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Euan Stevenson is an award winning Scottish pianist and composer whose work challenges received boundaries between classical and jazz styles. He has performed in concerts and masterclasses throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, as well as broadcasts on radio and television.

Winner of ‘Emerging Artist’ at the 2013 Scottish Jazz Awards, Euan first gained wider critical recognition with ‘New Focus’, collaborating with saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski to create a unique soundscape of original compositions for jazz quartet, string quartet and harp. Released on Whirlwind Recordings, the album launched at the 2012 London Jazz Festival to widespread critical acclaim; New Focus On Song is the 2016 sequel album.

Also bridging classical and jazz idioms is Stevenson’s ‘Mikrovisations’. First premiered at ‘The Piano’ festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls in 2014, Stevenson performs a series of miniature improvisations/compositions inspired by the work of Hungarian classical composer Bela Bartok (in particular his Mikrokosmos for solo piano).

Current projects include an album of solo piano compositions, a two-keyboard duo with virtuoso jazz pianist Dave Newton, and the all-piano score for ‘Voyageuse’, the fourth feature film by BAFTA Scottish film director May Miles Thomas starring Dame Sian Phillips. A highly sought after vocal accompanist, Euan has performed and toured with countless jazz singers, notably Matthew Ford, Nikki King, Anita Wardell and US singer Carla Cook. As a sideman he has worked with some of the finest instrumentalists on the UK Jazz scene including trumpeter Enrico Tomasso, drummer Tom Gordon (BBC Big Band) and guitarist Jim Mullen. He has also performed with Oscar Peterson’s former guitarist Ulf Wakenius and Danish guitarist Jacob Fischer.