Stuart Hutchinson studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with six prizes, diplomas and an Honours Degree, later continuing his studies with Leonard Bernstein whilst working as his assistant.

Stuart was honoured in 1981 by the Incorporated Society of Musicians with their Young Artist Award and was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1997.


Stuart has recorded, composed or arranged the music for twenty-five BBC radio plays, including Little Women, Good Wives, When We Are Married (starring Alan Bennet and Brenda Blethyn), Lloyd George Knew My Father, Over The Hills And Far Away (Sony Radio Award), Fathers And Sons, A Pair Of Blue Eyes, Fields Of The Blessed, Somebody Else's Smile, Peace Games, A Day At Sea, Prodigies, Love Me Do, Golden, Seasons of Mist, The Spectre of Ernie Pike, Lea and Renata, Touching the Rock, Gracie (starring Paul Nicholas), Hermit Thrush At Morn, The Ceremony Of Innocence, Eroica (music by Beethoven, starring Alex Jennings), The Last Piano Player, Requiem (music by Lili Boulanger) and Our Kath (Kathleen Ferrier).

He also contributed arrangements to the BBC TV drama Real Women.

As Musical Director for Jonathan Miller's company at the Old Vic Theatre he composed the score for King Lear and incidental music for The Tempest.

With lyricist Julian Woolford, he has written two major musicals – Ice!! (Andersen’s The Snow Queen) and The Railway Children.

With playwright Mark Ravenhill he has written the choral work Litany.

Other compositions include solo pieces for piano, organ, voice and a number of liturgical works.


In the theatre –

Theatre credits as orchestrator number many classic musicals –
Showboat, Carousel, West Side Story, The Pajama Game, Bless The Bride, Perchance To Dream, The Sound of Music (twice) and My Fair Lady.

Stuart Hutchinson was orchestrator for Ned Sherrin’s West End revival of Salad Days (Fortieth Anniversary production).

On disc –

Stuart Hutchinson has provided orchestrations for major recordings including two discs for Toshiba/EMI with Japanese soprano Michie Nakamaru - Scottish Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong) and the Philharmonia Orchestra (which Stuart also conducted).