Sally Beamish was born in London. Initially a viola player, she moved from London to Scotland in 1990 to develop her career as a composer. Her music embraces many influences: particularly jazz and Scottish traditional music. The concerto form is a continuing inspiration, and she has written for many internationally renowned soloists.



Sally Beamish: Whitescape @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm

Stravinsky Concerto in E Flat Major Dumbarton Oaks
Beamish Whitescape
Beethoven Symphony No7

Something old, something new, something borrowed…Stravinsky’s zesty homage to the 18th century gets this year’s series of lunchtime musical feasts off to a mouth-watering start. And when the young New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New unleashes Beethoven’s volcanic Seventh Symphony in the intimate surroundings of the New Auditorium – well, let’s just say that it should certainly recharge your batteries! First, though, something from Scotland. Sally Beamish’s Frankenstein-inspired Whitescape tells a tale of ice, fog and mystery…

Sally Beamish: La Mer @ Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm

Linos Piano Trio

C. P. E. Bach – Trio in E minor, Wq. 89/5

L. van Beethoven – Trio in D Major, op. 70/1 “Ghost”

C. Debussy – La Mer (arr. Sally Beamish)