Two New Year appointments to the RSNO

Scotland's national orchestra recruit new Principal Timpani and Associate Principal Bassoon The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Paul Philbert as its new Principal Timpani and Luis Eisen as Associate Principal Bassoon. London-born Philbert, who studied at Purcell School and Trinity College of Music, joins from the Orchestra of Opera North where he has […]

Costa Pilavachi joins the RSNO

Former Senior Vice-President of Universal Music co-opted to Scotland's national orchestra Board of Directors Costa Pilavachi, one of the most influential figures in the world of classical music, has joined the Board of Directors of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Costa Pilavachi began his career in the recording industry as Vice-President, Artist and Repertoire […]

CBBC star Millie narrates The Snowman

Millie Inbetween actor Millie Innes makes her RSNO debut telling Briggs' festive tale The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be joined by star of the CBBC comedy series Millie Inbetween for its annual Christmas Concerts this Season, coming to Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. BAFTA Nominated Millie Innes, who recently celebrated her 17th birthday, […]

Award-winning vocalists join Phil and Aly for St Andrew's Party

Scots Singer of the Year award winner Emily Smith and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Josie Duncan join Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain for RSNO performance on Saturday Scottish traditional music icons Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain invite friends including multiple award-winning singer Emily Smith and 2017 winner of BBC Radio 2's Young Folk […]

New members for RSNO Board of Directors

Four new members have been appointed to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's (RSNO) Board of Directors. Jane Wood, Gurjit Singh Lalli, Neil McLennan and Hugh Bruce-Watt were co-opted to the RSNO Board of Directors at the organisation's meeting last month. Through securing leaders in their respective fields, the RSNO will strengthen its understanding of and […]

Remembrance-themed work receives World Premiere

UK composer Daniel Kidane's Zulu receives its first performances as part of the RSNO's Remembrance Week concerts, in partnership with Poppyscotland British composer Daniel Kidane will have his latest work premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as part of a programme to mark Remembrance Week. Zulu, by Guildhall School […]

New Leader for the RSNO

  Sharon Roffman becomes the 21st Leader of Scotland's national orchestra North American violinist Sharon Roffman has been appointed Leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Roffman will share the role with current Leader Maya Iwabuchi, who was appointed to the position in 2011. Roffman succeeds previous Leader James Clark, who departed in 2015. Graduate […]

New members for RSNO Composers' Hub

Scotland's national orchestra welcomes five emerging composers to third nurturing initiative Five emerging UK composers have been selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's RSNO Composers' Hub, the third annual initiative to develop the talents of individuals in the early stages of their careers. Anna Appleby, Daniel Figols-Cuevas, Neil Smith, Michael Cryne and […]

James Ehnes

A Quick Q&A with James Ehnes

A Quick Q&A with Canadian violinist James Ehnes ahead of his performances of Beethoven's Violin Concert with the RSNO this week. What's your own history with the Beethoven Violin Concerto? How long have you been playing it? I was lucky to have the opportunity to first perform the Beethoven when I was quite young, 16 […]

Benedetti and RSNO post open invitation

  Nicola Benedetti and Scotland's national orchestra welcome guests to their rehearsal to mark the start of a new Season Scotland's national orchestra and the nation's cherished violinist Nicola Benedetti invite their supporters to join them in rehearsal to celebrate the start of a new orchestral Season.   Scotland's orchestral season begins in earnest in […]

New Associates for the RSNO

Scotland's national orchestra appoints Peter Dykes as Associate Principal Oboe and Andrew McLean as Associate Principal Horn The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has appointed two Associate Principals, recent Royal Conservatoire of Scotland alumnus Andrew McLean as Associate Principal Horn and former New Zealand Symphony Orchestra musician Peter Dykes as Associate Principal Oboe. Andrew, originally from […]

Scottish Orchestra tells China Story

RSNO performs two programmes featuring works by China's greatest living composer The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) presents two concerts celebrating the works of arguably China's greatest living composer in the Western classical tradition this month, when it performs the music of Xiaogang Ye to audiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Heralded by the New York […]

RSNO appoints two senior managers

Scotland's national orchestra welcomes new Directors of Finance and Corporate Services and Artistic Planning The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed two new members to its Senior Management Team. Associate Leader of the Orchestra Bill Chandler becomes RSNO Director of Artistic Planning and Engagement, and Angela Moreland joins as the new Director of Finance […]

Poll position for podium apprentices

Two passengers win orchestra approval for first-time conducting at Glasgow Airport Glasgow Airport was brought to life with the sound of music from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) yesterday morning (Thursday 31 August) as the 50-strong ensemble and RSNO Assistant Conductor Holly Mathieson entertained passengers passing through Scotland's busy transport hub. The Orchestra performed […]

Scottish International Piano Competition

1-10 SEPTEMBER 2017   23 pianists from 15 countries arrived in Glasgow on Wednesday evening to take part in the Scottish International Piano Competition which runs from Friday 1 September until Sunday 10 September with the concerto finals with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). They were welcomed at a Civic Reception given by the […]