RSNO Composers’ Hub
In 2015, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra launched the pilot year of the Composers' Hub. Aimed at composers in the early stages of their career, the Composers' Hub is a fantastic opportunity to write for the Orchestra in a range of different contexts, develop skills and creative relationships, as well as acquiring an understanding of the business of a major arts organisation.
Now in its second year, five emerging UK composers have been selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub, the second annual initiative to develop the talents of individuals in the early stages of their careers.
Ailie Robertson, Robert Allan, Benjamin Graves, Philip Ashworth and Daniel Kidane have been selected as the second participants of the scheme and will be given the opportunity to write for the orchestra in a range of different contexts, develop skills and creative relationships, as well as acquire an understanding of the business of a professional performing arts organisation.
The five composers will spend the 2016:17 Season with the RSNO and during their term each composer will write a ten-minute work for full symphony orchestra. The scheme will culminate in a public workshop in the RSNO Centre’s New Auditorium in Glasgow in April 2017, conducted by RSNO Assistant Conductor Holly Mathieson and led by internationally-renowned composer Julian Anderson, from which one work will be chosen to be performed by the RSNO as part of its 2017:18 Season. In January 2017, and in partnership with Celtic Connections, the participants will also attend a composition workshop, each write a three-minute work using a traditional folk tune, provided by Celtic Connections, as inspiration.