Claire McKenzie

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: Scotland

Website: clairemusic.co.uk

Claire is a composer based in Scotland who works regularly for theatre companies such as Citizens’ Theatre, Dundee Rep, National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, where she was recently appointed Resident Composer for the 2014/2015 Season.

Along with Scott Gilmour, Claire runs new theatre company 'Noisemaker' which has been creating new theatre for the past 4 years; 'Forest Boy', winner of the S&S Award, recently won the Next Link Award for the show to play at the New York Musical Festival 2016. 'The Girl Who' is being developed for a schools’ tour in New York in 2017 and their newest piece, 'Little Red and the Wolf', was recently nominated for Best Production for Children and Young People at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.
Claire and Scott were recently named one of the New Voices of 2016 by NMI Inc and Walt Disney Imagineering, Los Angeles.

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