Gordon Cree is well known throughout Scotland and beyond for his versatility in the world of music. Classically trained at the RSAMD, he has performed as soloist and accompanist throughout the world, including two tours of the USA; the first with Jimmy Logan and the second with Dame Moira Anderson, for whom he has acted as musical director for the last fifteen years. As an accompanist, he has played for stars from across the spectrum, from comedy king, Ken Dodd, to American opera royalty, Marilyn Home.
As a composer, arranger and orchestrator, his works have been performed around the globe, including performances in the last year by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Halle Orchestra, and he has been principal arranger/ orchestrator on the BBC Last Night of the Proms (Glasgow) over the past three years.
In 2008, he was made a Burgess of the City of Glasgow, in 2012 he was made a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers in London, he is a member of the British Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, he formerly sat on the Master Court of the Trades House of Glasgow and currently sits on the council of the Scottish Showbusiness Benevolent Fund. In 2009, BBC Radio Scotland broadcast a programme about his life and career, in which veteran broadcaster Robbie Shepherd described him as “a national treasure”.