All the Latest News from the RSNO

Royal College of Music student’s composition selected to be premiered by the RSNO

RSNO’s fourth innovative composer-nurturing scheme yields new piece to be premiered in February 2020 A Royal College of Music student has won the chance to have one of their latest compositions premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). South African born Allan X. Chen, who currently studies at the Royal College of Music in London […]

Two musician appointments to the RSNO

Paolo Dutto joins as Principal Contrabassoon and Robin Wilson as Second Violin The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced that Paolo Dutto has been appointed to the position of Principal Contrabassoon. Dutto will officially take up the post in May 2019. Robin Wilson is also appointed to Scotland’s national orchestra,  and will join its […]

RSNO follow the leader for Beethoven programme

  RSNO Leader to direct forthcoming Beethoven Five concerts The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) Beethoven Five programme in Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow will now be directed by RSNO Leader Sharon Roffman. The programme, to be performed at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 2 May, the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Friday 3 May and at […]

2019:20 Season Announced

RSNO’s upward trajectory set to continue with Søndergård and Chan Season highlights include: Beethoven symphonies, concertos, chamber and solo works to mark 250th anniversary The Golden Age of Vienna explored, including pairing of Mahler and Richard Strauss greats Scottish pianist Steven Osborne RSNO Artist in Residence for 2019:20 Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill in opening concert […]

RSNO appoints Associate Principal Trumpet

Jason Lewis joins Scotland’s national orchestra in the Spring The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced that Jason Lewis has been appointed to the position of Associate Principal Trumpet. Lewis will officially take up the post in May 2019. Lewis joins from the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, where he is currently Principal Trumpet. He […]

Alistair Mackie appointed RSNO Chief Executive

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Alistair Mackie as its new Chief Executive. He will take up the role in April 2019. Mackie joins the RSNO from London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, where he served as Interim Managing Director from August 2016 to March 2017, a member of the Orchestra since 1996 and most recently […]

Nicola Benedetti and Scotland’s National Orchestra to spend New Year in China

The nation’s best-loved soloist and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra take Hogmanay and New Year celebrations to the world’s most populous country  Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will celebrate Hogmanay and New Year together when they undertake their first joint tour of China later this month. Led by the […]

Broadcaster and presenter narrates The Snowman

Jamie MacDougall makes his RSNO Festive debut telling Briggs’ festive tale The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be joined by, tenor, BBC Scotland and Scottish Proms in the Park presenter Jamie MacDougall for its annual RSNO Christmas Concerts this Season, performing to audiences in Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow next month. Since 2001 Jamie has been the nation's voice […]

Thomas Sondergard, RSNO Music Director

Conductor change for forthcoming concerts

Music Director Thomas Søndergård replaces Krzysztof Penderecki for Anne-Sophie Mutter dates RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård will work with the “...undisputed queen of violin-playing…” Anne-Sophie Mutter next week as he replaces composer Krzysztof Penderecki on the podium for two dates in Scotland.   Penderecki has had to withdraw from his scheduled performance with the RSNO due […]

New members for RSNO Composers’ Hub

Scotland’s national orchestra welcomes five emerging composers to fourth nurturing initiative Five emerging UK composers have been selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub, the fourth annual initiative to develop the talents of individuals in the early stages of their careers.   Alex Paxton, Allan X. Chen, Nicholas Olsen, Ninfea […]

Film Soundtrack label celebrates 40th anniversary

Record label that brought the stars to Scotland marks special birthday with gala concerts   A US-based recording label specialising in movie soundtracks celebrates 40 years in the business with two gala concerts in association with Scotland’s national orchestra, one of the label’s principal recording orchestras.   The Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concerts feature producer […]

Primary pupils discover musical innovations with new concert series

Scotland’s National Orchestra bring RSNO 360 Live to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee Composers who changed the musical landscape are the focus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) new concerts for Primary Schools pupils, which begin next month.   RSNO 360 LIVE: Inventions and Innovators, a tailor-make concert, presented by musician and broadcaster Tom Redmond […]