Euan Stevenson is an award winning Scottish pianist and composer, working in jazz, classical and pop fields.
“…an inspired and brilliantly constructive improviser…a technically superb musician and gifted composer”. The Herald
Euan has performed in concerts and masterclasses throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, as well as broadcasts on BBC Radio and television. From an early age he showed a natural aptitude for improvisation. Classically trained, by his mid teens jazz had become his primary focus. In 1999, he won a Ronnie Scott scholarship to study jazz piano at Birmingham Conservatoire, however, not long after joining the course a serious repetitive strain injury forced him to stop playing for over three years. While he continued taking lessons from the formidable UK jazz pianist Liam Noble, he completed his degree specialising in classical composition at The University of Birmingham. The traumatic injury forced him to completely rethink his approach and over the following 10 years he gradually set about building an enviable piano technique, eventually allowing him to move freely between classical and jazz styles as both a composer and improvising pianist.
Award winning saxophonist and composer Konrad Wiszniewski has been wowing audiences across the world for the last 20 years. A recipient of a Parliamentary Jazz Award and numerous Scottish Jazz Awards have made him a sought after player from some of the countries top names including the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, The BBC Big Band, Brass Jaw, The Brand New Heavies, Deacon Blue, Texas, The Colin Steele Quintet and many more.
“A ravishingly beautiful tone ” – The Observer
‘Firmly in the international class’ – The Herald
His project ‘New Focus’ alongside pianist Euan Stevenson on Whirlwind Recordings was nominated for Scottish Album of the year 2013 and garnered great critical acclaim from the UK press.
A follow up album is due in the summer with the band touring extensively throughout the autumn.
Recent collaborations include the Band Rose Room with the Cappella String Quartet coming to festivals this summer.New Focus