Established in 2009, Worldwide Artists presents a select roster of international concert and recording artists. Worldwide Artists is headed by Managing Director, and cellist, Alasdair Strange. Alasdair's first-hand experience as a professional performer enables exceptional synergy between artists and company.
Worldwide Artists represents such acclaimed artists as Marianne Thorsen, Viv McLean, Rui Pinheiro, Martin Owen and the London Ensemble; and will be announcing several exciting additions to the roster over the coming months and strengthening further our relationships with international promoters, orchestras and venues worldwide.
Worldwide Artists provides consulting services to classical music festivals and organisations. WA is the music contractor of London Soundtrack Orchestra; and is a leading name in international private and corporate event music management and special project development.
Alasdair Strange - Managing Director
Alasdair Strange studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. On completion of his studies in 1996, Alasdair was awarded the DipRAM, the Academy's highest award for performance, as well as the Carnegie Fellowship.
Alasdair has considerable experience as a performer including Penderecki Cello Concerto No. 2 at the Barbican Hall London, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Ligeti's Cello Concerto for a gala performance at the Ligeti Festival, London, in the presence of the composer. Also solo appearances at the Kultur Kreis Festival, Hannover, the Southwark Festival, Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room on London's South Bank.
As well as managing some of WA's artists, Alasdair heads WA Music Production, having composed and produced scores for television and film for clients including FCB Paris, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBC, Lowe, Grey, Channel 4, Gangway Films, the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel.
In 2009, Worldwide Artists' session orchestra, the London Soundtrack Orchestra performed at the world premiere cinema projection of Hitchcock's Psycho with Bernard Herrmann's score being performed in ‘real-time’ as a live orchestral soundtrack, launching SKY Movies’ season of Hitchcock films presented in High Definition for the first time.
Alasdair Strange is Founder and Artistic Director of the London Ensemble and formerly Artistic Consultant and concert artist at Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden 2009 - 2013 in Røros, Norway, with performances broadcast on NRK, Norway's national television and radio. Alasdair currently performs as cellist in the McLean-Thorsen-Strange Piano Trio alongside the Norwegian violinist, Marianne Thorsen and British pianist, Viv McLean and plays a cello made by Helen T. Michetschläger in 1982.