Anna-Wendy Stevenson

Musician

A fiddler and composer, Anna-Wendy Stevenson is the third generation in the Stevenson family line of composer/performers. Her fiddling, reputed for its swing, drive and beautiful phrasing, has been honed through years of playing with an array of Scotland’s most respected musicians.

She has produced several albums and recorded on over 35, collaborating with many artists from different genres including 'Gowd and Silver' with her Grandfather Ronald Stevenson featuring his settings of traditional Scots songs, Gaelic melodies and a selection of his own compositions. In 2010, Anna-Wendy released her Celtic Connections commission 'My Edinburgh', a homage to her home city for which she was nominated for the BBC MG Alba Composer of the Year.

She has toured internationally with the Simon Bradley Trio, Fine Friday, Anam and collaborated with many other artists including Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Martyn Bennett Night, Fred Morrison’s Paracas, James Ross, Julie Fowlis, Dougie MacLean, Luke Plumb, Patsy Reid and Savourna Stevenson. TV and film credits include musical direction for iTrad, 'Nollaig bho na h-Eileanan', and performances on the soundtracks for the films 'Seachd' with the True North Orchestra and 'The Space Between' with composer and harpist Fiona Rutherford.

Now based in Uist, the Gaelic Heartlands in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, she is course director for the innovative BA (Hons) in Applied Music with the University of the Highlands and Islands, and lectures on the MA Music and the Environment, Anna-Wendy is at the forefront of music education in Scotland today.

"exudes artistry, affection and soul" The Scotsman
"this is a rich, seriously wrought, contemporary composition, beautifully performed by the cream of Scottish instrumentalists" Scotland on Sunday