SCO String Academy

In partnership with St Mary's Music School

Free ensemble coaching by Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians for ambitious young string players!

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SCO String Academy offers a free opportunity for school-aged string players to work with top professionals over a series of five Sunday afternoon sessions in the centre of Edinburgh. Conducted by SCO Violinist Gordon Bragg and tutored by SCO musicians, the SCO String Academy is open to violin, viola, cello and double bass players who have reached Grade 6+ and who are able to commit to all sessions. There are no auditions, and places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Sunday 27 October and 3, 10, 17, 24 November 2019 | 2 - 5pm
St Thomas of Aquin’s High School, Edinburgh

EDWARD ELGAR Serenade for Strings
BELA BARTOK Romanian Dances (for string orchestra)
HAFLIDI HALLGRIMSSON Daydreams in Numbers (movements tbc)


I was a bit scared at first because I was like – am I good enough? Will I fit in? but it’s absolutely fine and if you’re not as good as others it’s not a problem - there are so many ways to improve your playing
Participant 2019
Amazing! Cancel any plans you have and attend
Participant 2019