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RSNO Principal Guest Conductor appointment

Elim Chan impresses musicians after this year's debut and return visit The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) welcomes Hong Kong-born Elim Chan as its next Principal Guest Conductor, succeeding Thomas Søndergård from 2018. The Principal Guest Conductor is a member of the RSNO Artistic Team, led by the Music Director, and requires the incumbent to feature in two […]

Young composer wins international prize

Alexander Papp wins Scottish Orchestra's national competition for composers aged 12-18 years Sixteen year old Alexander Papp has won Scotland's national orchestra's Notes From Scotland, its annual composition competition specifically for 12-18 year olds.  The theme for the third Notes From Scotland was taken from Scotland's outstanding landmarks; Culzean Castle, Ayrshire; Glen Coe, The Highlands; […]

ScotRail help Scottish Orchestra network

RSNO's transport partner host musicians' performances on Scotland's main railway lines Musicians from Scotland's national orchestra will take the train to various destinations across Scotland to perform concerts for the very young to the more mature this week and will provide fellow passengers with music along the way. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and ScotRail […]

Composers’ Hub work selected for Season premiere

RSNO’s second composer nurturing initiative yields new piece to be premiered in November An emerging British composer has won the chance to have one of their latest works premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Five UK composers were selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub - the second […]

Chan makes triumphant return

Conductor Elim Chan returns to the RSNO two weeks after her début The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) welcomes Hong Kong-born Elim Chan to conduct a second programme with the Orchestra, two weeks after making her Scottish début. Elim, the first female winner of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Donatella Flick Conducting Competition and current Dudamel […]

Sibelius Family Grant Permission to RSNO Musicians

Early Piano Quartet to be performed by RSNO Chamber Group will reveal composer’s classical tradition A Scottish chamber group will perform a 19th century rarity from the predominantly 20th century composer Jean Sibelius this coming Sunday, after permission from the composer’s family was sought before the sheet music was released. Sibelius and Strauss Piano Quartets […]

Scottish composer fulfils promise to friend with new work

New Flute Concerto for 2017 marks 20-year friendship between composer and soloist This week Scottish audiences will be treated to the première of a new Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, written by leading Scottish composer Martin Suckling, inspired by the obsessive characteristics of one of the UK’s leading conceptual artists’ work, and borne from a […]

Rare performances of Double Bass Concerto

RSNO Principal performs Koussevitzsky showpiece for audiences in Musselburgh and Kirkcaldy The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Principal Bassist Ana Cordova will take centre stage to perform Serge Koussevitzsky’s rarely performed Concerto for Double Bass, to audiences in Musselburgh and Kirkcaldy at the end of this month. Infrequently utilised as a solo instrument Koussevitzsky wrote […]