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 Administration 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 and […]

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 […]

Conduct becoming at Glasgow Airport

Passengers invited to lead Scotland's national orchestra at Glasgow's busy transport hub Glasgow Airport will be asking its passengers to conduct themselves with flair and élan on Thursday morning, when the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) invites willing journey-makers to take to the podium and lead the ensemble in their chosen tune. Scotland's national orchestra will […]

New Conducting Fellow for the RSNO Chorus

Abigail Kitching joins in the Chorus' 175th anniversary year 22 year-old Abigail Kitching has been appointed as the next Sir Alexander Gibson Conducting Fellow, the year-long choral training post for emerging choral conductors. Abigail graduates with a degree in Music from the University of Manchester this month, where she is also the Musical Director of […]

Call for UK composers to join RSNO

Scottish orchestra's third annual nurturing initiative for composers in the early stages of their careers The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) today (Tuesday 11 July) launches the third annual initiative to develop the talents of emerging composers, RSNO Composers' Hub. Aimed at composers in the early stages of their career, the bespoke scheme is an […]

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 […]

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