Eastern Europe Express at Caird Hall, Dundee (Bachtrack review)

Published on Friday 2 June 2017 Written by David Smythe It is intriguing to hear the effect of a guest musical director on a close-knit group of musicians like the Scottish Ensemble. Leading chamber music virtuoso Bartosz Woroch stepped into Jonathan Morton’s shoes for a fascinating programme of music from Eastern Europe garnering a subtly different… Read more »

Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer at Caird Hall, Dundee (Bachtrack)

Published on Saturday 18 March 2017 Written by David Smythe Scottish Ensemble and Johannes Fischer rehearsing on stage at Glasgow’s Oran Mor The hard thwack of Baroque timpani is what we associate with Baroque percussion, yet the addition of other period percussion instruments is rarely heard on the concert platform. Classical Baroque, particularly if played… Read more »

South Atlantic Crossings at Caird Hall, Dundee (Dundee Courier)

Written by Garry Fraser Published on Monday 14 March 2016 It is the right of any soloist to provide an encore after a concerto performance. Sometimes they can be superfluous, other times a memorable ending to a marvellous concert. In the latter category falls Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, who provided a tailpiece to her performance… Read more »

South Atlantic Crossings at Caird Hall, Dundee (Bachtrack)

Written by David Smythe Published on Sunday 13 March 2016 The latest Scottish Ensemble’s trademark imaginative programming brings us South Atlantic Crossings, exploring what happens when music and traditions of two continents collide. The influences of Bach and Mozart on South Americans Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla are surprising, and adding the exciting Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero… Read more »

Martin Suckling interview

Our final residency in Dundee came to an end yesterday – and what a weekend it was! A full report of what we got up to will be coming up later this week, but for now it’s straight onto our Illuminations concerts in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth from 22 – 25 October 2012. As… Read more »