Alastair Stout

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, Releasing the Sky, 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, iTunes, YouTube and SoundCloud. A selection of his choral and organ works are published by Paraclete Press.

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 has commissioned and premiered new music by Gwyneth Walker, Arthur Wills, Jonathan Cole and Roger Zahab. 

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, where he graduated with 

a PhD in Composition in 2002. He spent his early years on the Shetland Islands, UK, and now lives in the USA.