Hailing from Dunblane, Gordon Bragg started out as a highly-talented violinist, developing in later years to lead NYOS, Camerata Scotland and NYOS Futures. He went on to study violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Gordon is considered to be one of the most exciting young musicians to represent Scotland in recent years.
After graduating, Gordon went on to join the prestigious postgraduate conducting programme at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
During his first year at RNCM, Gordon conducted the College’s symphony and string orchestras, the junior vocal ensemble and the wind ensemble in a diverse range of works and to an enthusiastic reception. He has a deep commitment to the music of today and has a great admiration for the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra of Finland, which promotes works by contemporary as well as classical composers.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award will help Gordon purchase a series of Barenreiter scores of classic works by some of Europe’s greatest composers, an essential tool for a student conductor.