Alastair Putt is a composer and musician from London. He studied at New College, Oxford and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was a Fellow from 2010-11. In 2011, he was accepted onto the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Young Composers Scheme, and his subsequent commission for the orchestra, Spiral, was premiered in 2014 at the Barbican Hall, and released on the ‘Panufnik Legacies II’ CD in 2016. He was a Composition Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in 2012, and returned the following year for the premiere of his commission for brass ensemble, Blaze. In 2013, he was named as one of English National Opera’s House Composers, and was commissioned by the London Contemporary Orchestra through the Britten-Pears Foundation. In 2019, his commission to celebrate Finchley Children’s Music Group’s 60th anniversary was premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Other recent commissions include works for the Choir of New College, Oxford, the Brinkburn Festival, EXAUDI and the viola da gambist Liam Byrne.
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In addition to his compositional activities, Alastair is active as a freelance tenor, singing regularly with groups including the BBC Singers and EXAUDI, and as a guitarist, playing with ensembles including the London Contemporary Orchestra and the Riot Ensemble. He is also a skilled music engraver in both Sibelius and Dorico, and can be contacted regarding projects using the details below.

You can listen to Alastair’s music at, and contact him at He also blogs sporadically about matters musical and not at