Matthew Hardy wins i-on Breakthrough Awards!

We are delighted that Principal Timpanist Matthew Hardy has been chosen as winner of the music, arts & culture category of the inaugural i-on Breakthrough Awards 2017.

Since 2005, i-on magazine have been shouting about the people who help to make Scotland’s cities what they are – “the cool little businesses who don’t always garner column inches but who are at the beating heart of urban Scotland”, according to their website.

With this in mind, this year they launched the i-on Breakthrough Awards in association with Pickering's Gin, as a celebration of emerging talent in Scotland.

The Awards ceremony was in Edinburgh in September, and our Principal Timpanist Matthew Hardy was chosen as winner in the “music, arts & culture” category! The panel of judges were simply blown away by his passion for teaching and music. Congratulations Matt! Matt was on his honeymoon at the time of the ceremony, so the Award was collected by SCO Marketing Officer Catherine Gillespie, who helped Matt pull together a video about his work with the SCO.