About Finn Anderson
Finn Anderson is an award-winning Scottish composer, writer and singer-songwriter. He was born in Dundee, and studied Music at the University of Highlands and Islands before completing an MA in Musical Theatre Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has co-created four award-nominated musicals, consistently tackling diverse subject matter and wide-ranging musical styles. Most recently, Finn composed Edinburgh Fringe hit Islander. Originating as a Highlands & Islands touring piece, Islander was part of the Made In Scotland showcase at Paines Plough Roundabout, before a transfer to London’s Southwark Playhouse. Other musical theatre writing includes City of Dreams, A Mother's Song for American Music Theatre Project and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Come Hell or High Water Citizens Theatre Community Company and Sky Arts, Streets Hackney Empire, The Cockpit, The Vaults. As a composer, Finn has worked with many of the UK’s leading artists and companies including Upswing Aerial Circus, Scottish Dance Theatre, Citizens Theatre, Dundee Rep, Barn Theatre, British Youth Music Theatre and video artist Rachel Maclean for Tate Galleries and Venice Biennale. Finn is the recipient of the 2020 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Award, in partnership with The Lowry and Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. He was shortlisted for the 2019 Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize. His songs have been performed extensively in cabaret UK-wide, in the West End, in Chicago and in New York. His work been nominated twice for the Off West End Award for Best New Musical for Islander and Streets. Islander won Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical award. His debut full-length album Until The Light was released in 2019, accompanied by a UK headline tour, a US tour with Sofar Sounds, and performances at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections festival as part of Bogha-Frois LGBT+ folk music collective.