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Scottish Chamber Orchestra nominated for a 2014 Arts and Business Award

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We are delighted to be included in the shortlist for the 2014 Arts & Business Scotland Awards in the International category. This nomination recognises our partnership with First State Investments in relation to our successful international tour earlier this year. Together with Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati and pianist Maria João Pires, we performed six high profile concerts to over 8,500 people in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea, all at world-class venues including the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

SCO Announces New Appointments

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Joanna Shaw as the Orchestra’s new Sub Principal Flute, Duncan Ferguson as Sub Principal Viola and Laura Comini as Second Violin, sitting no 3.

Joanna’s previous appointments include Principal Flute with the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, Sub Principal Flute of the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and Principal Second Flute with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, a position she held for six years.

Music for the Medal Ceremonies

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The SCO was selected to record the soundtrack to accompany the medal ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The medal ceremonies are the pinnacle of achievement for the athletes and an emotional spectacle for both audiences inside the venues and for the thousands watching at home from across the Commonwealth.

SCO appoints Emmanuel Krivine as Principal Guest Conductor

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Krivine as the Orchestra's new Principal Guest Conductor.

Emmanuel and the Orchestra have enjoyed a close relationship for many years, having performed together since the late 1990s. This renewed partnership will allow the conductor and Orchestra to explore new opportunities and repertoire together, both on the concert platform and in the recording studio. Emmanuel’s appointment as Principal Guest Conductor will begin officially in September 2015 for an initial period of four years.

Les Nuits d'été nominated for Scottish Album of the Year

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The SCO's recording of Les Nuits d'été with Robin Ticciati and Karen Cargill has been longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award.

A list of 20 albums has been announced as contenders for the 2014 Award, which recognises the outstanding albums that were released in Scotland between January and December 2013. For the first time, classical albums have been included and we are delighted that our recording of Les Nuits d’Ete has been nominated, alongside the Dunedin Consort's disc of Brandenburg Concertos.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra launches 2014/15 Season

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The SCO is delighted to announce the launch of its 2014/15 Season - packed full of exciting repertoire, internationally-acclaimed guest artists, SCO commissions, and world and UK premieres.

Rossen Gergov replaces Robin Ticciati in SCO concerts this week

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Conductor Rossen Gergov will replace Robin Ticciati in concerts with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra this week in St Andrews (Younger Hall, 19 March) Edinburgh (Queen’s Hall, 20 March) and Glasgow (City Halls, 21 March).  Robin Ticciati has unfortunately had to withdraw due to falling ill with ‘flu.

SCO announces appointment of Matt Hardy as Principal Timpanist

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Hardy as the Orchestra’s new Principal Timpanist.

SCO recording of Beethoven 7 announced as recommended choice by BBC Radio 3

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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.

Alec Frank-Gemmill awarded 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship

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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.