International Touring – a player's thoughts

After a successful tour in China in May earlier this year and with a USA tour (our biggest international tour ever!) coming up in April next year, we asked Scottish Ensemble cellist Alison Lawrance why she loves international touring, and why it’s important. Here’s what she said… “One of the best things about touring is… Read more »

Happy Birthday Britten!

Today marks 99 years since the birth of the great composer, conductor and pianist Benjamin Britten! As one of the central figures of twentieth-century British classical music, he is one of the most important composers of music for strings. This season, the Scottish Ensemble is joining in the Britten celebrations.  The Ensemble already performed Britten’s eerie… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble Variations concerts

Our annual concerts by candlelight return to Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness from 3 – 8 December. We’ll be performing Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Bach’s Goldberg Variations, plus there will be another new musical postcard from Martin Suckling. Our candlelit concerts are very special events, and a great… Read more »

Postcards from Martin Suckling #2

We’ve commissioned Martin Suckling to write us musical postcards throughout our 2012-13 season, with the first, In Memoriam EMS, arriving in time for our Illuminations concerts in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness on 22 – 25 October and at our 1st concert of the 2012-13 series at Wigmore Hall on 30 October 2012. Postcard We were… Read more »