Welcome to the home of Sir James MacMillan at 60; the pre-eminent Scottish composer and conductor celebrates his 60th birthday throughout 2019 #JMacMillan60


Key Performances

St John Smith Square Holy Week Festival

Cincinnati May Festival

Three Choirs Festival

BBC Proms

Edinburgh International Festival

White Light Festival

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A Scots Song

Sir James MacMillan
Birlinn Ltd (July 2019)

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The Music of James MacMillan

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Boydell & Brewer (July 2019)

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“MacMillan conducted with unparalleled authority here and in his Seven Last Words From the Cross, drawing from the string ensemble playing that ranged from the warm to the excoriating.”

The Times

“One of those performances during which you can hardly breathe for fear of missing a nuance of expression."

The Times (Vatican premiere of Stabat Mater)



Sir James MacMillan conducts his Violin Concerto, performed by Vadim Repin and the Nederlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie

Vatican premiere of Stabat Mater, performed by The Sixteen and Harry Christophers


The Edinburgh International Festival celebrates Sir James MacMillan with five concerts across the 2019 festival


The works of Sir James MacMillan are published by Boosey and Hawkes

© James MacMillan 2019