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Reviews & Press

Grieg Piano Concerto #1, First movement (piano)

Seraphic Grace (composition)

A Celebration of the Music of George Watson's College (2023)

"From the very first chords... ...Alexander stamped his personality on the music, and treated us to a simply superb rendition of this extremely difficult piano concerto. This was not schoolboy stuff, this was top professional playing, demonstrating a flawless technique and consummate musicianship"

"...Alexander has produced a work of rare beauty..."

Brian Bannatyne-Scott, Edinburgh Music Review

'The Seven Days of April'

George Mackay Brown Centenary Celebration (2022)

“What followed was a musical treat - the realisation that a young teenage composer, Alexander McNamee has the individuality and commitment to forming a style of his own, but one which is still resonant with the music of his 20th century predecessors.  This piece brings evocative sound patterns in the strings, together with refreshing harmonic and melodic ideas with a resourceful intellectual quality.” 

Robin Barr, The Orcadian

Settings of Alexander McCall-Smith poems on Eric Liddell


"Teen composer from Edinburgh chosen for prestigious musical project"

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