All the Latest News from the RSNO

Applications Invited for RSNO Assistant Conductor

Up-and-coming conductors from around the globe are invited to submit their applications to become the next Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The RSNO Assistant Conductorship is a two-year post supported by the Solti Foundation and is widely recognised as a unique opportunity for emerging conductors to develop their talent, experience, and technique. […]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra launches #RSNOFridaynightclub

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is launching never-before-seen concert footage as part of the new online ‘RSNO Friday Night Club’ to enable people to enjoy music whilst staying at home. Audiences will be able to tune-in to concerts on the RSNO’s Facebook and YouTube channels starting this Friday (27 March 2020) to watch a pre-recorded concert at […]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra to cancel all concerts up to 15 April 2020

            In response to the unprecedented situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with advice from the Scottish Government concerning mass gatherings and events, it is with great regret that the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) announce that all concerts up to 15 […]

Changes to RSNO concerts 12/13/14th March

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced a change of soloist and repertoire to its concerts this week following the withdrawal of Fazıl Say. Sunwook Kim will now join the RSNO as solo pianist for the Beethoven Piano Concerto No5 Emperor. The concerts will now open with Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Op62 in place of Fazıl […]

RSNO Young Ambassadors meet Scottish Government Minister

The Scottish Government Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, met with a group of RSNO Young Ambassadors from across Scotland to discuss the role of young people in Scotland’s culture sector and accessibility to orchestral music. The meeting at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, came just one day after the Royal Scottish National […]


For its first full Season of the new decade, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has created a programme that is based on artistic excellence, bold repertoire and the importance of culture to a modern Scotland. Concert Highlights Eight Season concerts with Thomas Søndergård including Beethoven Symphony No9 with RSNO Chorus Elim Chan conducts a trio […]

RSNO Appoints Principal Clarinet

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has appointed Timothy Orpen as Principal Clarinet; he is set to take up the post in August ahead of the 2020:21 Season. Timothy joins following an international search for a Principal Clarinet since the 2014 retirement of John Cushing, who held the post for 36 years. Now Scotland’s National Orchestra […]

Concert dedicated to memory of Chorus singer

The Chorus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will take to the stage this Sunday for a performance of Brahms' German Requiem dedicated to the late Jenny Laidlaw, a cherished member of the RSNO Chorus for more than 45 years. The intimate performance in the New Auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will keep […]

Final Call for Teens to Takeover RSNO in 2020

16 to 18-year olds across Scotland have just days left to apply for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra two-day intensive work experience: RSNO Takeover. RSNO Takeover 2020 is set to take place on the 15 and 16 June 2020 during which time 50 selected young people will work in departments behind the scenes of Scotland’s […]

Change to Benedetti Concert Programmes

Audiences in Scotland will get a sneak peek of the RSNO’s 2020 touring programme with Nicola Benedetti following a change of concert repertoire next month. Ahead of setting off to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in January, Benedetti will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto for home audiences on the […]

2019:20 Gibson Conducting Fellow Announced

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra have announced the next Sir Alexander Gibson Conducting Fellow is Sarah Charista. Sarah joins Scotland’s National Orchestra for the year-long choral training post after graduating from the University of Birmingham where she received a music scholarship to earn a Postgraduate in Choral Conducting under the supervision of Simon Halsey, Simon […]

Danny Elfman to appear at RSNO Gala Concerts

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced that internationally-acclaimed composer Danny Elfman will be appearing at gala concerts celebrating his classical and film work, in Edinburgh and Glasgow this month (November). The Danny Elfman Gala on November 29 and 30 will feature the composer’s beloved music from Alice in Wonderland, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and the […]