Born in Glasgow, Jamie MacDougall is one of Scotland’s leading artists.
He’s worked at Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park, English National Opera and Opera North as well as companies in Europe and Canada and is passionate about new opera and collaborates closely with the award winning New Opera in Scotland Events (NOISE)
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.
2017 he was Artist in Residence at the St Andrews Voices Festival where, together with Tim Dean, formed ‘Song-Tellers’. That same year in a co-production with Scottish Opera, Jamie staged an adaptation of Jimmy Logan’s one man play, Lauder! that helped mark the 150th anniversary of the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. He’s since taken Lauder to Voices festival, St Magnus Festival , Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Haddo Arts Festival. 2020 marks Lauder’s 150th birthday and the celebrations will start at the Tron Theatre as part of Celtic Connections
Jamie’s extensive discography of over 45 titles, covers baroque and classical, German, Scottish and English song as well as contemporary. With Haydn Trio Eisenstadt he released the 20 cd collection of Haydn Folksong arrangements.
His most recent recording of Dibujos sobre la Puerta by Arturo Marquez was released 2019 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Anglo Institute in Mexico.
Since 2001, Jamie’s been Scotland’s Voice’ for classical music on BBC Radio Scotland and can be heard regularly presenting for BBC Radio 3 and for 17 years he’s anchored the BBC TV’s Proms in the Park from Glasgow as part of the Last Night of the Proms Festivities.