Thomas Søndergård joins RSNO Artistic Team

Orchestra reprises Principal Guest Conductor position for celebrated Dane The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed 42-year-old Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård as its next Principal Guest Conductor. The position is for an initial three years from the start of the 2012:13 Season and will require Thomas to lead the Orchestra in three programmes a […]

RSNO leads industry in musicians' and staff development

Paul Hamlyn Foundation awards Orchestra over £200,000 for three-year CPD programme The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is to design and implement a new professional development programme for its 112 musicians and professional staff, thanks to a £212,725 award from one of the UK's most recognised philanthropic organisations, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF). The RSNO's […]

RSNO appoints new Principal Cello

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed 26-year old Belarusian musician Aleksei Kiseliov as its new Principal Cello. Aleksei recently completed his studies with Raphael Wallfisch as part of his Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music, which was supported by the Richard Carne Trust, the Orpheus Foundation and the Royal College […]

Vice President of EMI A&R joins RSNO Board

Grammy-winning producer Andrew Cornall will serve on the Board of Directors from September 2011 One of the UK's most respected producers and arts administrators has accepted an invitation to join the governing board of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Andrew Cornall, who is currently recording company EMI Classics' Vice President, Artists and Repertoire, brings […]

Magical Day at Rachel House with RSNO

A themed 'Magical' music event was held at Rachel House Children's Hospice on Friday (19 August) with musicians from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and representatives from The Miller Group. The event – for 40 children, young adults and their families who visit the hospice – included participatory games using singing, body percussion and […]

Orchestra's Friday-feeling Boléro busk

RSNO out of concert zone with surprise Glasgow Airport performances The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) traded the concert hall for airport check-in on Friday 12 August, when forty of Scotland's foremost professional musicians presented a surprise performance to passengers and staff at one of Scotland's busiest airports. The RSNO, dressed in travel clothes and […]

Northeast communities compose and prepare to perform Northlight

Community groups from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have joined together with GRAMMY Award-winning British composer Cecilia McDowall and Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen and founder / director of the annual WORD Festival Alan Spence in producing an original fifteen-minute work to open the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's (RSNO) first concert of […]

James Clark and Maya Iwabuchi appointed Leaders of the RSNO

Two of the UK's finest orchestral musicians commit to Scotland's national symphony orchestra James Clark and Maya Iwabuchi have been appointed Leaders of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). The appointments make them the nineteenth and twentieth Leaders since the Orchestra began in 1891, and the first time in the Orchestra's history that two musicians […]

Michael Elliott appointed new RSNO Chief Executive

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) announces the appointment of Michael Elliott as its new Chief Executive. Mr Elliott has been Director of Culture at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in London since June 2008 and was formerly Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Liverpool […]

Peter Oundjian to be RSNO's new Music Director

Peter Oundjian will become the next Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). The celebrated British-Canadian musician succeeds Frenchman Stéphane Denève, who departs at the end of the 2011/12 Season. Peter Oundjian will officially take up his position for the start of the 2012/13 Season. Peter Oundjian has been Music Director of the […]

RSNO and CHAS provide three-year children's hospice music project

Orchestra returns to Rachel House following pioneering first residency in 2009 From November 2010, musicians from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) begin a new, three-year musical residency, sponsored by The Miller Group, for the children, young people and families who visit Rachel House, Scotland's first children's hospice, run by Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). […]

New partnership secures future for family concert series

RSNO and Children's Classic Concerts to work together from October, bringing music for families to audiences in Glasgow and Edinburgh The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and Children's Classic Concerts (CCC) today (Wednesday 11 August) announce an agreement which will see Scotland's national symphony orchestra becoming the sole orchestra for CCC's orchestral concerts in Glasgow […]