Born in Glasgow, Jamie MacDougall has established himself as one of the country’s most versatile singers and performers. Since 2001 Jamie has been the nation’s voice of classical music for BBC Radio Scotland.
2003 saw Jamie’s move to television when he presented and sang at the BBC Proms in the Park from Glasgow as part of the Last Night of the Proms festivities.
Jamie has worked with many of the leading British opera companies, as well as in Europe, America and Canada and in 2011 he appeared in the Sloane’s Project the inaugural production with NOISE (New Opera in Scotland Events).
On the concert platform he has worked with some of the world’s top baroque, chamber and symphony orchestras, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the St Louis and Houston Symphony Orchestras. He has worked with conductors including TamasVasary, Ivan Fischer, Marin Alsop, Richard Hickox, Trevor Pinnock, Nicholas McGegan and Daniel Harding.
As a recitalist, Jamie has performed with pianists Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles and Julius Drake, at many of the world’s greatest music festivals, including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Perth Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the Aldeburgh Festival. He has also appeared in the Wigmore Hall’s International Song-Makers series. In 2012 he toured Mexico with Harpist Angel Padilla and Guitarist Matthew McAllister.
Jamie’s extensive discography of over 45 titles, covers baroque and classical, German, Scottish and English song as well as 20th century music. 2009 saw the release of the complete Haydn Folk Song arrangements on Brilliant Classics. This 20 CD collection of 429 songs was recorded over 5 years with the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt and Scottish soprano Lorna Anderson. During the year long celebration of Haydn’s 200th anniversary, Jamie performed these songs in Milan, New York, Washington DC, Vienna, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as at numerous European festivals.