Alastair Stout is an award-winning composer and organist. His music spans almost every genre, from solo instrumental music to works for large symphony orchestra. In 2001 he completed an 80-minute chamber opera based on the final flight of the Russian Astronaut, Vladimir Komarov.
Alastair had his first solo organ work published at the age of 15, and has had his music performed by ensembles and soloists throughout Europe, Australasia, North America and Mexico. His music has been broadcast on BBC radio,
and is available on CD and iTunes.
Alastair studied organ under Dr. John Birch at the Temple Church in London, UK. He has given recitals throughout the UK, USA and Mexico and recorded for the BBC. He is currently Director of Music at the United Methodist Church, Coraopolis, PA, and Director of the Pittsburgh Compline Choir in Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh, PA.
Alastair graduated from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honors in 1997. He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He spent his early years on the Shetland Islands, UK, and now lives in the USA.