Composer

Ailie Robertson (b.1983) is a multi-award winning composer, performer and creative curator whose work crosses the boundaries of traditional and contemporary music. Winner of The Sofia International Soloists Composition Competition, the 2011 iCompose competition organised by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and 2nd in the Oslo Grieg Competition, Ailie has received commissions and awards from Creative Scotland, Enterprise Music Scotland, the CCA, Arts Council England, Culture Ireland, and Celtic Connections, along with residencies at the EIFF, Berwick Sound and CALQ Montreal. She was chosen for the 2016/17 RSNO Composer’s hub, and awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship for her work with The Elias Quartet and Eleanor Turner.

She founded Lorimer Productions in 2012 with the aim of increasing the profile and visibility of both traditional and contemporary music in Scotland. The organisation is dedicated to bringing new and innovative work from both established and developing composers to wide audiences at home and internationally, and has worked with a diverse range of artists, projects and partners. In 2016 they curated and produced ‘Echoes and Traces’, a partnership between 8 Scottish composers, Cappella Nova, Historic Scotland and Sound and Music.