Sir James Macmillan, Composer

Internationally renowned composer. Works performed by London Symphony Orchestra, BBC, Royal Opera etc.

Jonathan Moore is an artist of outstanding ability.

Before I knew him I was aware of his great success as an actor, playwright, theatre and opera director.

He gained widespread admiration for his work as a young theatre writer with acclaimed plays at the Edinburgh Festival, and then as a collaborator with the composer Mark Anthony Turnage on his groundbreaking first opera "Greek". He became the director of choice for many composers since.

I was fortunate to work with him on my own first opera, "Ines de Castro", which was commissioned by Scottish Opera for the Edinburgh International Festival of 1996. I have been delighted to observe the progress of Mr Moore's career in the years since.