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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra return to Dunblane placing their immaculate and distinguished duo of Maximiliano Martín and William Stafford at the heart of the concert with Franz Krommer's Concerto in E-flat for two clarinets. It was written around 1800 to show off the capabilities of the instrument which was then fairly new. Often known as the “Father of the Symphony”, Haydn’s 49th Symphony has deeply impressed the musical world. We also share an intimate musical love letter with Wagner’s wonderfully poetic Siegfried Idyll and the evening is completed with Mendelssohn’s virtuosic and energetic representation of Italy.
Stephanie Gonley has a wide-ranging career as concerto soloist, soloist/director of chamber orchestras, recitalist and chamber musician. She has appeared as soloist with many of the leading orchestras in the UK, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Manchester Camerata, The Hallé, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra.
Spanish clarinettist, Maximiliano Martin has made his debut as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world's most prestigious venues including the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall in London, Library of Congress in Washington, Mozart Hall in Seoul, Laeiszhalle Hamburg in Germany, Durban City Hall in South Africa and Palau de la Música in Barcelona.
William Stafford began his musical studies at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music. After receiving the RNCM’s Gold Medal in 2008, the college’s highest and most prestigious award for performance, he went on to study at the Royal College of Music, London, where he graduated with distinction.