Anna Wendy Stevenson
Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Applied Music.
Course Leader Anna-Wendy Stevenson is the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Applied Music.
A fiddler specialising in Celtic music, she has toured the world as a performer and teacher working with a range of artists and community groups. As a composer, she has written music for film, theatre, animation, TV and Royal Conservatoire exam boards.
In 2011, her Celtic Connections festival commission My Edinburgh was nominated for a BBC MG Alba Composer Of The Year award.
Anna-Wendy has produced several albums and recorded on over 35, working with many artists from different genres including her grandfather, composer and pianist Ronald Stevenson. She has directed for several TV shows and documentaries including BBC Itrad and BBC Christmas service which featured her students from Benbecula. She was also nominated Music Teacher Of The Year for the Scottish Music Industry Awards in 2011.
Touring the British isles with Live Music Now!, Anna-Wendy worked with people with special needs and in so doing developed a deep understanding of the value and relationship between music and health and wellbeing. Prior to a professional music career, Anna-Wendy worked for the BBC as a researcher in the music department of Radio Scotland.