All the Latest News from the RSNO

Heavy snow extinguishes planned performance of Stravinsky's Firebird in Edinburgh

Tomorrow's RSNO concert at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh will no longer go ahead due to the adverse weather conditions affecting much of the UK. Stravinsky's Firebird, also due to be performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 3 March, is cancelled in Edinburgh due to reasons of safety, though it is hoped that […]

Daniel wins the ultimate prize - a trolley dash in a toy shop!

Photo: 8 year-old Daniel Rea as Lord Garmadon8 year old music fan Daniel Rea is set to experience every child's dream - a trolley dash in a toy shop, picking up prizes of all shapes and sizes. The talented youngster entered the annual Children's Classic Concerts' costume competition, sponsored by A1 Toys, at their Ghost […]

Andrei Ioniță makes RSNO debut in place of indisposed Jan Vogler

Photo: Andrei Ioniță Romanian cellist and BBC New Generation Artist Andrei Ioniță will make his debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) this week as a last-minute replacement for RSNO Artist-in-Residence Jan Vogler, who is unwell. In an unchanged programme, Ioniță will perform Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto with the RSNO to audiences at the […]

Brief Encounter with live Orchestra

Classic forbidden love story to be screened with live symphonic accompaniment Next week, the 1945 British romantic drama Brief Encounter, based on a screenplay by Noël Coward and directed by David Lean, will be screened to audiences in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow complete with a live orchestral score. Dirk Brossé conducts the Royal Scottish National […]

A First for The Last Jedi Soundtrack

Scotland's national orchestra  will be first outside the USA to perform new movie music live The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be one of the first orchestras to perform the music of the latest Star Wars film The Last Jedi live next month, when it celebrates the canon of music associated with the most […]

Two New Year appointments to the RSNO

Image: New Principal Timpani Paul A Philbert (image ©Eric Richmond) & Associate Principal Bassoon Luis Eisen Scotland's national orchestra recruit new Principal Timpani and Associate Principal Bassoon The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Paul Philbert as its new Principal Timpani and Luis Eisen as Associate Principal Bassoon. London-born Philbert, who studied at Purcell […]

Costa Pilavachi joins the RSNO

Image: Newly-appointed RSNO Board of Directors member Costa Pilavachi Former Senior Vice-President of Universal Music co-opted to Scotland's national orchestra Board of Directors Costa Pilavachi, one of the most influential figures in the world of classical music, has joined the Board of Directors of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Costa Pilavachi began his career […]

CBBC star Millie narrates The Snowman

Image: Millie Innes Millie Inbetween actor Millie Innes makes her RSNO debut telling Briggs' festive tale The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be joined by star of the CBBC comedy series Millie Inbetween for its annual Christmas Concerts this Season, coming to Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. BAFTA Nominated Millie Innes, who recently celebrated […]

Award-winning vocalists join Phil and Aly for St Andrew's Party

Image: Josie Duncan and Emily Smith Scots Singer of the Year award winner Emily Smith and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Josie Duncan join Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain for RSNO performance on Saturday Scottish traditional music icons Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain invite friends including multiple award-winning singer Emily Smith and 2017 winner […]

New members for RSNO Board of Directors

Image: Clockwise from top right: Hugh Bruce-Watt; Neil McLennan; Jane Wood; Gurjit Singh Lalli Four new members have been appointed to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's (RSNO) Board of Directors. Jane Wood, Gurjit Singh Lalli, Neil McLennan and Hugh Bruce-Watt were co-opted to the RSNO Board of Directors at the organisation's meeting last month. Through […]

Remembrance-themed work receives World Premiere

Image: Daniel Kidane UK composer Daniel Kidane's Zulu receives its first performances as part of the RSNO's Remembrance Week concerts, in partnership with Poppyscotland British composer Daniel Kidane will have his latest work premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as part of a programme to mark Remembrance Week. Zulu, […]

New Leader for the RSNO

Image: RSNO Leader Sharon Roffman Sharon Roffman becomes the 21st Leader of Scotland's national orchestra North American violinist Sharon Roffman has been appointed Leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Roffman will share the role with current Leader Maya Iwabuchi, who was appointed to the position in 2011. Roffman succeeds previous Leader James Clark, who […]