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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Hardy as the Orchestra’s new Principal Timpanist.
We are delighted that BBC Radio 3’s CD Review has chosen the SCO’s recording of Beethoven Symphony No 7 as the best version of that work, as part of its Building a Library broadcast. The recording – selected out of a review of 55 discs – is part of the already much-praised complete cycle of Beethoven Symphonies recorded live at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2006 with Sir Charles Mackerras.
We are delighted to announce that Alec Frank-Gemmill, Principal Horn with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, has been awarded a Fellowship by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT). The aim of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust is to help outstanding young musicians to develop and sustain international careers with awards that fund tailor-made projects. BBT Fellowships are awarded to artists at an earlier stage of their career to help develop their unique talent and potential.
We caught up with celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis who revealed the inspirations behind Dvořák’s passionate C
Conductor Jonathan Cohen will replace Richard Egarr in performances of Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra next week in Edinburgh (Queen’s Hall, 12 December) and Glasgow (City Halls, 13 December). Richard Egarr has unfortunately had to withdraw due to falling ill with ‘flu.
Our 2013/14 season marks a year of celebration for our 40th Anniversary. To mark the occasion we have made our archive materials available to you for the first time.
We would like you to help us build our new online archive by uploading your SCO stories and photographs. Do you have a favourite memory of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra or any photographs of an SCO experience? Whether they are from forty years ago or four months, we want to hear from you! Upload them here
SCO Principal Clarinettist Maximiliano Martín announces the release of his latest recording with pianist Julian Milford, featuring iconic late works by Brahms: the two clarinet sonatas, coupled with Fantasies by Denmark’s most important Romantic composer Niels Gade (if you like Schumann and Brahms, then you’ll love these Fantasies).
SCO Connect is pleased to announce the beginning of a two year residency at Sunnyside Primary School in Glasgow which will begin in September 2013. Building on the experience of our pilot Primary School Residency at Preston Street Primary School in 2011/12, this residency aims to embed the Orchestra in the life and community of the primary school. Working in partnership with the school, Platform in Easterhouse and composer Matilda Brown, a variety of creative work will be planned for each term in the academic year.
We’re delighted to announce the appointment of two new Associate Artists to the SCO.
Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati reveals: “The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is a free artistic community made up of exceptional musicians. It is with pure joy and excitement that I welcome Karen Cargill and Martin Suckling to join us as Associate Artists. It was a dream of mine to invite both these two exceptional people to be part of our future.
We're delighted that the SCO’s recording of Mozart Symphonies 38-41 with the late Sir Charles Mackerras is iTunes Essential Classical Album of the Week.