2007 Awardee: Euan Fulton
Hailing from Greenock, Euan Fulton was a pupil at the Douglas Academy Music School. He went on to study music at the University of Glasgow, graduating with a good degree. Euan was a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland for four years and progressed to become pianist with the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Euan’s interest in composition developed during his undergraduate years and his composition for organ which was part of his degree work was one of the strongest student organ works his tutors had heard. He is considered to be one of the most able and artistically-committed of students that his tutors had had in recent years and displays the spark of originality in his work which they find exciting.
Euan has shown himself to have a highly reflective sensibility, intellectual motivation and a particular drive to compose which will enable him to become a thoughtful artist. The next step in his musical career is to pursue an MA in composition which will help him to develop his technical and artistic skills.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award will help to finance Euan as he pursues a masters in composition at the University of Glasgow.
Since the Award
Euan gained an MA in Composition. One of his final pieces, a Piano Duet, was premiered at the University of Glasgow ‘Sound Thought 2008’ postgraduate showcase to great acclaim. Euan writes that, “The Masters allowed me to discover approaches to composition that will greatly aid my continuing artistic development. I am very grateful to the Dewar Arts Awards for providing the assistance that made this possible.”