Judith Weir is a Scottish composer.
Often drawing on sources from medieval history, as well as the traditional stories and music of her native Scotland, she is best known for her operas and theater works, although she has also achieved considerable international renown for her extensive catalogue of orchestral and chamber works.
From 1995 to 2000, she was the Artistic Director of the Spitalfields Festival in London. She held the post of Composer in Association for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 1998. In 1997 she received the Lincoln Center’s Stoeger Prize.