In 2022, Ewan Hastie won the BBC Young Musician Jazz Competition.

Ewan Hastie’s winning performance of Oscar Pettiford’s Tricotism, Chick Corea’s Humpty Dumpty and Ewan’s own work, Impulse, was played alongside Mark Mondesir on drums and Nikki Yeoh on piano. The final was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre and broadcast on BBC Four.

Ewan was nominated for the 2022 Rising Star Award by the Scottish Jazz Awards. He was also awarded the Mark McKergow Price for Jazz Improvisation, and subsequently received a certificate of congratulations from The Scottish Parliament’s David Torrance MSP. This summer he had the opportunity to perform a series of concerts in San Sebastian.

Ewan is in his last year of undergraduate study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During his degree he participated in Pete Johnstone’s orchestration of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 and performed alongside musicians like Ryan Quigley, Stephen Henderson and Pete Johnstone as well as playing concerts in Bordeaux. He also recently featured as a soloist alongside the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Jazz Orchestra, celebrating the music of bassist Jaco Pastorius in Stevenson Hall.

Ewan was born in Edinburgh but moved to Kirkcaldy, Fife when he was two. He joined the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra headed by Richard Michael, and progressed with the Inverkeithing Community Big Band. He studied at the Junior Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow for two years and attended the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland (NYJOS) Summer camp and  toured with Yazz Ahmed. 

Ewan is grateful to the Young Classical Artists Trust for their generous support in their aftercare scheme for BBC Young Musician finalists.


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Adam Maxey - Assistant Artist Manager

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Photos © BBC / Dan Prince