New faces at the RSNO

Scotland’s national orchestra appoints new Principal Trumpet and Associate Principal First Violin The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Christopher Hart as its new Principal Trumpet and Lena Zeliszewska as Associate Principal First Violin (No4). The new appointments will be in place for the start of the Orchestra’s 2016:17 Season which starts on 6/7 […]

Angelic celebration at Kelvingrove Museum

One of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions celebrates its tenth anniversary of the completion of a major refurbishment with two gala concerts featuring the award-winning US soprano Angel Blue Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum’s three-year £28m refurbishment was completed ten years ago this summer, and to celebrate the anniversary the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will […]

Orchestrating a Happy Birthday Bash for Glasgow Airport

Passengers invited to join the RSNO in celebrating airport’s golden Anniversary On Thursday July 28, passengers at Glasgow Airport will be invited to exercise their voices with the backing of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and accompanied by dancers from Dance House Glasgow, as the nation’s popular air terminal marks its 50th anniversary. Director […]

RSNO Chorus appoints conducting fellow

David Young recruited to Sir Alexander Gibson Memorial Fellowship for Choral Conductors Twenty-five year old David Young has been appointed as the Sir Alexander Gibson Fellow for Choral Conducting to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) for 2016:17. David will take up the appointment in the autumn. David is Choral Director of the Yehudi Menuhin […]

New Principal Horn for Scottish Orchestra

RSNO Associate Principal Horn Christopher Gough promoted to head of section The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed twenty-five year old Christopher Gough as its new Principal Horn. Christopher joined the RSNO as Associate Principal Horn last year.   Christopher, originally from Carshalton, Surrey, attended London’s Junior Royal College of Music from 2003 to […]

Young composer wins national prize

James Nicolson wins Scottish Orchestra’s national competition for composers aged 12-18 years Fellow competitor Tom Aitken’s work to be performed at the opening of Scottish Parliament in July Eighteen year old James Nicolson from Kirkwall has won Scotland’s national orchestra’s Notes From Scotland, its annual composition competition specifically for 12-18 year olds based in Scotland. […]

Orchestra performs live to Scottish-funded Oscar-winning animation

Academy Award-winning Peter and the Wolf screened with orchestral accompaniment The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) brings the Oscar-winning animated film Peter and the Wolf to Glasgow in June and will perform Prokofiev’s musical symphony for children synchronised for the first time in Scotland. On Saturday 18 June (11.00am and 2.00pm) at the RSNO’s New […]

RSNO’s Michael Devlin selected for unique experience in Los Angeles

RSNO External Relations team member to participate in a ten-day professional development seminar in Los Angeles, California.  Michael Devlin is one of thirty emerging orchestra managers from across the world that will take part in the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management – a programme that aims to provide participants with an in-depth […]

RSNO appoints new Assistant Conductor

Holly Mathieson beats over 300 applicants to join Scotland’s national orchestra for two years New Zealand conductor Holly Mathieson, currently based in the UK, has been appointed as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) new Assistant Conductor, following a recruitment process which attracted over three-hundred applicants world-wide. Holly has previously been assistant to former RSNO […]

Free Live Streamed Season Finale Concert

Scotland’s orchestra’s finale of 2015:16 Season free to view on and the STV Player The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s final concert of its 2015:16 Season, Ode to Joy, will be accessible to millions of online viewers and listeners across the globe, streamed live from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday night (28 May, […]

Birthday Cole with Scotland’s Orchestra

Broadway hit-maker Cole Porter’s birthday marked with substantial survey of songbook 20th century musical monolith Cole Porter would have been 125 this month, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), sharing in common this anniversary in 2016, will mark the occasion by performing two concerts focussing on his substantial catalogue of music for stage and […]

Young composer in Season Finale

Lillie Harris’ new composition wins vote of RSNO Composers’ Hub panel A twenty-two year old composer has won the opportunity to have her music performed as part of the final concerts of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Season. Lillie Harris, one of five members of RSNO Composers’ Hub, will have her ten-minute work performed […]

Spring Rite Time for Stravinsky

Learn about, listen to and join in with Stravinsky and the RSNO this spring Seven events over two weeks focusing on one of the 20th century’s most influential composers From Sunday 24 April to Saturday 7 May the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be under the influence of one of 20th century’s most thrilling […]

Prokofiev Discover Day with Katherine Wren

Well, right now I am working on a symphonic suite of waltzes, which will include three waltzes from Cinderella, two waltzes from War and Peace and one waltz from the movie score Lermontov. The War and Peace has just been brilliantly produced in Leningrad, where the composer Cheshko made an especially noteworthy appearance as a […]

Lugansky and Prokofiev with the RSNO in 2016

Russian pianist celebrates twenty years relationship with Scotland by performing complete cycle of Prokofiev’s concertos As part of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 125th anniversary celebrations, Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky, whom The Guardian described as “…a true inheritor of a profound keyboard tradition…”, and who has a relationship with the RSNO spanning twenty years, will […]