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RSNO announces winners of emerging composers’ programme Composers’ Hub

  Today the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) announces the winners of its prestigious programme for emerging composers, Composers’ Hub. Jasper Dommett is named overall winner of the 2020:21 cohort, while Carlijn Metselaar was the overall winner from the 2019:20 programme. Both winners composed works for full orchestra, with Jasper’s piece Dreams of Isolation, exploring […]

RSNO launches digital Summer Camp for children to enjoy across the school holidays

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is set to launch a special digital Summer Camp for children and families to enjoy across the school holidays. Running for six weeks throughout July and August, the programme will include entertaining and educational musical activities, fun challenges, and concert experiences suitable for children of all ages to enjoy […]

Patrick Curlett appointed to the position of Associate Principal 1st Violin

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced that Patrick Curlett has been appointed to the position of Associate Principal 1st Violin. Currently Assistant Principal 1st Violin, Patrick is promoted to his new position, which he takes up immediately. Patrick first joined the RSNO as a Tutti player in 2012 and was appointed to Assistant […]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Welcomes Back Audiences in Perth and Glasgow

  The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is set to welcome audiences back to indoor performances this month, with two concerts set for Perth and Glasgow in June. The concerts will see the RSNO reunited with Music Director Thomas Søndergård for their first live performances together this year and will be the first time the […]

RSNO at Edinburgh International Festival

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) makes its return to the Edinburgh International Festival this summer, with a bumper nine performances across August. Events see the Orchestra reunite with RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård, Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan, and partner with internationally renowned musicians including conductors Valery Gergiev and Sir Andrew Davies, cellist Sol […]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Pops Up across Scotland

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is set to take to the road this summer with a series of pop-up concerts marking its return to live public performances with events for Scotland’s communities. Ensembles of RSNO players will tour to destinations across Scotland, visiting primary schools, community centres, hospitals, care-homes, and public spaces, from June […]

RSNO appoints new Director of Learning and Engagement

Royal Scottish National Orchestra welcomes Andy Stevenson to lead education and community programmes. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has made a significant new appointment to further develop its learning and engagement capacity throughout Scotland. Andy Stevenson will join the organisation on 17 May 2021. Andy is committed to closing the gap in music provision […]

RSNO appoints new Assistant Conductor Kellen Gray

American conductor Kellen Gray has been appointed as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s new Assistant Conductor, supported by the Solti Foundation. Following extensive short-listing from more than 200 applicants worldwide, five candidates were invited to the RSNO Centre in early December for a live audition, where the applicants were invited to conduct a mixture of […]

World Premiere of Music for Clydebank Blitz Memorial

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will premiere a specially commissioned orchestral work to mark 80 years since the tragic Clydebank Blitz attack of 1941, this coming weekend. Clydebank ’41 has been composed to remember the Second World War air raid which killed 1,200 people in Clydebank and left many thousands injured. The RSNO commissioned Christopher […]

Presenting: RSNO Principals Month – Four weeks of FREE music education and performance content

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is launching a month of free music education and performance videos, including four concertos from leading musicians, as part of the first RSNO Principals Month. The initiative, dedicated to the RSNO Chair Patron programme, will begin on 1 March 2021, and take place over 4 weeks. It is the latest […]

RSNO and Thomas Søndergård announce three-year contract extension for Music Director at launch of Spring/Summer Digital Season

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents Spring/Summer Digital Season April - June RSNO and Thomas Søndergård announce three-year contract extension for Music Director Season opens and closes with Nicola Benedetti playing Szymanowski Violin Concertos No1 and No2, conducted by both Thomas Søndergård and Elim Chan respectively Diapason d’Or winner Benjamin Grosvenor plays Chopin Piano Concerto […]

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World Premiere of Gaspard's Foxtrot in Concert for RSNO National Schools Concert Programme 2021

“This is a lovely story, beautifully illustrated and speaks to the hearts of all children, young and old.” - MARIN ALSOP, conductor “Another wonderful tale of the exciting adventures of Gaspard, our urban fox friend, beautifully told and illustrated. A real treat.” - DAME PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE “The wonderful thing about Gaspard the Fox is that […]