Stuart McCallum

Principal Lecturer: Popular Music


Job title: Principal Lecturer: Popular Music

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Folk), BA (Hons) Music (Jazz), BA (Hons) Music (Popular), MMus Creative Musician (1:1 tutor)

Specialisms: ensemble performance, composition

Stuart is Principal Lecturer in guitar and ensembles – delivering one-to-one and group sessions in guitar and teaching ensemble performance and composition.

A composer and guitarist of considerable facility and creativity, Stuart McCallum rose to prominence writing for and playing with the Cinematic Orchestra, on their Ma Fleur and Live at the Albert Hall albums, as well as on their award winning Disney soundtrack, The Crimson Wing.

Stuart’s latest project, The Breath, released its debut album, Carry Your Kin, on Real World Record label in July 2016. Prior to this, Stuart released four solo albums, written commissions for Arts Council England, The British Council and for UK saxpohonist, John Surman, as part of the Manchester Jazz Festival.

Stuart’s varied career has involved collaborations with electronic artists such as Jordan Rakei, James Zoo, JP Cooper, Richard Spaven and Bjork percussionist Manu Delago; performances with Jose James, John Surman and Kenny Wheeler; recordings and performances with jazz stars such as American drummer Ari Hoenig, Ira Coleman, Kenny Wheeler, Mike Gibbs, Gwilym Simcock, and Dan Weisz; as well as performances with prominent folk artists, such as Danny Thompson, Michael McGoldrick and John Smith.

Stuart currently has a publishing deal with Real World Music Publishing, widely regarded as the foremost world music catalogue.

Selected Works

  • Stuart McCallum: City (Live) EP, Edition Records, 2017
  • Stuart McCallum & Mike Walker: The Space Between, Edition Records, 2016
  • Stuart McCallum: City, Republic of Music, 2015
  • Stuart McCallum & Mike Walker: Beholden, Shell Like Records
  • Stuart McCallum: The Ultimate Form (Ballet Score), Hepworth Gallery, 2013
  • Stuart McCallum: Distilled Live, NaimLabel, 2012
  • Stuart McCallum: Distilled, NaimLabel, 2011
  • Cinematic Orchestra: The Crimson Wing, 2010
  • Cinematic Orchestra: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, Ninja Tune, 2008
  • Stuart McCallum: Stuart McCallum, SAM Productions, 2007
  • Cinematic Orchestra: Ma Fleur, 2006
  • Stuart McCallum: Echo Architect, SAM Productions, 2004

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