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HEAD OF CENTRE - WESTER HAILES

Stewart Wilson - Head of Centre

2.pngStewart is a double bassist and bass guitarist from Prestwick, Ayrshire. Following his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Stewart worked as a freelance musician around the UK where he continues to perform with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Halle. He is also active in the jazz and folk scenes where he is a member of groups such as the Beats & Pieces Big Band, GRIT and Aizle as well as undertaking regular session work with a variety of ensembles. Stewart has appeared at festivals such as North Sea Jazz ,WOMAD, Celtic Connections and Montreal Jazz Festival. He was also a member of Live Music Now Scotland.

 

As an educator, Stewart has worked in a wide range of settings from individual tuition, group workshops right through to full ensemble sessions. In 2012 he was invited to tutor at the European Jazz Academy and is a tutor for the Benedetti Foundation.

 

Stewart has worked with Big Noise since 2013, where he began as a cover musician at Big Noise Raploch and has enjoyed working across all of the centres in Scotland. He is looking forward to getting started with Big Noise Wester Hailes and is excited about working with the schools, families and whole community.

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