Stuart has conducted diverse artistes from Dame Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith, Elton John to Sting. From 2009 to 2016, he was Dame Shirley Bassey’s musical director and conducted her worldwide from the Oscars, Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Buckingham Palace, Wales Millennium Stadium, the Cannes Film Festival to the Monte Carlo Opera House. TV performances included Strictly Come Dancing, Graham Norton Show and the Royal Variety Show.
As well as collaborating with many major British orchestras on these projects, he has also guest conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts of classic film and stage music.
He also conducted and co-produced Shirley Bassey’s final album, Hello Like Before. Watch him tell the story of recording it with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road for RCA: