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Following performances in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Orchestra embark on a European Tour throughout early February with Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati and world-renowned pianist Maria João Pires.
Robin Ticciati is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since season 2009/10 and the Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera since Summer 2014. From the 2017-18 season he will also assume the Music Directorship of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for an initial five-year term.
One of the finest musicians of her generation, Maria João Pires continues to transfix audiences with the spotless integrity, eloquence, and vitality of her art. Since 1970 she has dedicated herself to reflecting on the influence of art on life, community, and education, and in trying to develop new ways of implementing pedagogic theories within society. In the last 10 years she has held many workshops with students from all round the world, and has taken her philosophy and teaching to Japan, Brazil, Portugal, France, and Switzerland.