Scottish VoicesDirector & Administrator
Graham Hair, Director
Graham Hair has been director of Scottish Voices since 1991. He held posts at Adelaide University in the 1960s, at LaTrobe University, Melbourne, 1975-80, was Head of Composition, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1980-90, and Professor of Music, Glasgow University 1990-2008. Since 2008 he has been Professor Emeritus of Glasgow University.
Current recordings in progress: several Scottish Voices recordings for the Ravello label in the United States; a CD of microtonal music (including his own Sufi Fragments and Sufi Miniatures) for the Tall Poppies label (Sydney); a CD-track of his song-cycle O Venezia, part 2 for the Move label (Melbourne)’s 50th-anniversary CD-set, and a CD of his complete piano music, by pianist Martin Jones for the Nimbus label (UK).
Performances of his music have been given in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling, Inverness, Manchester, London, Boston, San Francisco, Virginia, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, and many other places. He is currently undertaking commissions for Clemens Leske (pianist, Sydney Conservatorium and the Astra Choir (Melbourne).
Graham’s more comprehensive biography is also available.
Anne Cumberland, Administrator
Since graduating with a music degree, Anne has worked with the London Sinfonietta, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and currently with the University of Glasgow.
She has a particular interest in promoting new music and working with contemporary composers. During the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow she received a Creative & Cultural Silver Medal award for her sports-themed series of concerts which included pieces for string quartet and 4 table tennis players, upturned bikes and a performance of Maurizio Kagel’s Eine Brise for 111 Cyclists.
More recently she has commissioned Scottish composer Tom Harrold to write a new choral work to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI, and is currently working on a Kagel project with the Canadian Bozzini Quartet. In her down time, Anne goes to lots of concerts and enjoys wine and sports.