Stevie Wishart

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Stevie Wishart is an English composer, improviser, and performer on the hurdy-gurdy and medieval violin. Mainly involved in contemporary music, she has also had a career in early music and has edited and recorded the complete works of Saint Hildegard of Bingen.

Wishart was educated at Cambridge,[1] Oxford and the Guildhall School of Music, studying composition and electronic music at the University of York with Trevor Wishart and Richard Orten. She then studied improvised and aleatoric music with John Cage and David Tudor. Later she was a member of performance ensemble Machine for Making Sense with Chris Mann, Rik Rue, Amanda Stewart and Jim Denley.[2]

Selected recordings[edit]

  • Vespers for St Hildegard (Decca 4765117)
  • The Sound of Gesture
  • mikroton cd 4 : Violet
  • Trois Soeurs | Three Sisters
  • Azeruz
  • The Compass, Log and Lead

with her ensemble Sinfonye

  • Gabriel's Greeting
  • Red Iris
  • Bella Domna
  • The Complete Hildegard von Bingen: Volume 1
  • The Complete Hildegard von Bingen: Volume 2
  • The Complete Hildegard von Bingen: Volume 3


  1. ^ from the CRASSH event at the Cambridge University Music Faculty:;jsessionid=FD6E5DF8377E663C36EF302F9230D43F?query=Wishart&type=keyword
  2. ^ John Jenkins, 22 Contemporary Australian Composers, NMA Publications, Brunswick, Australia, 1988

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