Stevie Wishart is a composer whose roots are in improvisation and early music. She is a performer on the violin and the hurdy-gurdy, a stringed keyboard instrument dating from the medieval period, its strings sounded by the rim of a wheel. Educated at the University of York, the University of Oxford, and the Guildhall School of Music, and studying informally with John Cage in Edinburgh, her early career was playing with leading free jazz improvers in London, Berlin, New York, and Sydney, while also launching her own ensemble Sinfonye and recording for Decca, Hyperion Records, and Glossa, as well as many independent labels.
Works by Stevie Wishart
Festival performances of works by Stevie Wishart
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