Graham McKenzie


Artistic Director & Chief Executive for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival since January 2006.

Honorary Research Fellow University of Huddersfield since May 2008.

Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (CCA) from 1997 – 2006.


Graham McKenzie is a curator and writer in the field of experimental music. He is a member of Réseau Varèse – a European Network of major contemporary music festivals – and a member of the European Jazz Network. Programme Advisor to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. Associate Member of Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM). Member of Network of International Curators and Festivals (NICAF). Co-Founder & Co-Director of Out Of The Machine Ltd. Co-Curator for sonic-a, Glasgow, Co-Founder of Glasgow Improviser’s Orchestra.

Founding member and Non Executive Director of the Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO) Glasgow (2001 – 2006) – part of the Business Gateway network offering one-to-one business advice and training to artists.

Jury member for the BUMA Prize, Netherlands (2008 & 2009). Jury member for the RPS Chamber Music Composition Award (2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011). Member of the Artistic Committee for Diaphonique. Jury member for the Paul Hamlyn Composer Awards 2011. Jury member for Take Five (Arts Council of England/Serious) 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013), Jury member for Take Five International UK selection (2011), Chair of the ON network for contemporary music awards jury, Cologne 2012.

Graham McKenzie is a published playwright.