All the Latest News from the RSNO

RSNO to open Concert Season in Dundee

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will open it’s 2019:20 Season at the Caird Hall in Dundee, joined by Arbroath-born mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill. Following on from the successes of last year, which included increased audience figures across the country, the RSNO returns with popular Music Director Thomas Søndergård who will conduct 24 concerts across Scotland this […]

RSNO to play in Paris ahead of new Season

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will perform at La Seine Musicale in Paris, before opening their 2019:20 season at home in Scotland. As part of a weekend of music celebrating Scotland which runs from 26-29 September, Scotland’s National Orchestra will play a programme of music with both French and Scottish influences, as well as offering […]


The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will be represented this weekend at the official opening of a new concert hall on the Faroe Islands. A small team hosted by Faroes-born Dávur Juul Magnussen, principal Trombone for the RSNO, will attend the opening concert of the new Hátún Hall in the Tórshavn Musikskuli, and conduct masterclasses for […]

RSNO Launches Limited Edition £100 Season Pass for 26-35 year-olds

From Monday the 9th of September, for one week only, 26-35 year olds will have the opportunity to snap up one of only 100 Royal Scottish National Orchestra Season Passes for just £100. This exclusive offer will grant members access to all 19 season concerts in either the Usher Hall, Edinburgh or the Glasgow Royal […]

RSNO appoints Junior Chorus Director

Irish Conductor Patrick Barrett to take on role of RSNO Junior Chorus Director The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced that Patrick Barrett has been appointed to the role of Junior Chorus Director, taking on the post in August 2019. Barrett follows in the footsteps of Christopher Bell who was Director from 1994-2017, with […]

RSNO appoints two Associate Leaders

Lena Zeliszewska and Emily Davis to take on joint role of Associate Leader The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced that Lena Zeliszewska and Emily Davis have been appointed the joint role of Associate Leader, taking on the post ahead of the 2019:20 Season. Zeliszewska moves up from her current role as RSNO’s Associate […]

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 […]