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Appearances with BBC Symphony, Scottish Chamber, Northern Sinfonia etc.

Appearances with Lontano, Trio Zambra, Sostenuto etc.

Recitals at the Bridgewater Hall, Chichester Festival etc. Work with compsers Eddie McGuire, Gerhard Stabler etc.


Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Murray has worked with many orchestras, opera and ballet companies and chamber groups.


The use of the accordion in classical music has increased dramtiacally in the last 50 years thanks largely to the introduction of the free-bass or classical accordion.

Murray learnt the classical accordion under Professor Owen Murray at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 1996. Working on a blend of transcriptions and new repertoire Murray has helped in the expansion of the accordion in this field of music.


His experience as a classical performer has lead to work in many varying roles from orchestral and chamber to solo work. Performances to date include with:

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Ballet

Opera North

Northern Sinfonia


Trio Zambra

Murray has also been keen to colaborate with composers in the development of a new British repertoire, resulting in many World and British premiers. Such composers include

Edward McGuire

Justin Connolly

Thomas Ades

Jonathan Dove



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Murray with Alison Stephans and Matthew Compton after a performance of 'Pinocchio' with Opera North