Vacancy: Head of Development (part-time)

Applications now closed Scottish Ensemble Head of Development Part-time (0.6) permanent position SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE PERFORMING GOLDBERG VARIATIONS – TERNARY PATTERNS FOR INSOMNIA, A COLLABORATION WITH ANDERSSON DANCE Scottish Ensemble (SE) is one of the most innovative and outward-looking music ensembles in Europe. From performances with classical singers and instrumentalists to those with visual artists, choreographers,… Read more »

Vacancy: General Manager (full-time)

Applications now closed Scottish Ensemble General Manager Full-time permanent position SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE PERFORMING GOLDBERG VARIATIONS – TERNARY PATTERNS FOR INSOMNIA, A COLLABORATION WITH ANDERSSON DANCE Fresh from performances of a major cross-artform collaboration at The Barbican Centre, London, and as it embarks on detailed planning for its 50th-anniversary season (in 2019-20), Scottish Ensemble (SE) is… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble and Anna Meredith release new single

Scottish Ensemble and Anna Meredith release Stoop, the first single from their new collaborative album   We’re very excited to release the first single from our new collaborative album with Anna Meredith. Anno is a composition by Anna Meredith, commissioned by Scottish Ensemble and Spitalfields Music in 2016. Interspersing movements from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble’s Glasgow office currently closed

The Scottish Ensemble office, located within Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, is currently closed following the fire at the nearby Glasgow School of Art. The situation is currently under review, and we will provide an update on office opening times as soon as we can on the Scottish Ensemble website, Facebook and Twitter feeds. The… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble releases new recording with composer/producer Anna Meredith

Artwork for Scottish Ensemble and Anna Meredith's recording of Anno.

Scottish Ensemble announces the release of Anno, a new recording with genre-defying composer/producer Anna Meredith.  a sample of Eleanor Meredith’s cover artwork At the start of May this year, we had the pleasure of being reunited with Anna Meredith to record the audio from our boundary-pushing collaboration, Anno – an immersive 360-degree live experience which… Read more »

Introducing Scottish Ensemble’s 2018/19 Season

We’re very happy to be able to reveal the details of Scottish Ensemble’s 2018/19 season.          Linking each and every event from July 2018 to May 2019 is something we care a great deal about: the spirit of collaboration. Whether joining forces with high-profile classical soloists, musicians from other genres, artists from other art forms… Read more »

Vacancy: Administrator & Marketing Assistant (now closed)

Applications are now closed for this position Scottish Ensemble Administrator & Marketing Assistant Full-time permanent position Scottish Ensemble (SE) is one of the most innovative and distinctive classical music ensembles in Europe. From performances with classical singers and instrumentalists to those with visual artists, choreographers, puppeteers and folk musicians, we are committed to creating live… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble nominated for Classical:NEXT Innovation Award

Scottish Ensemble is thrilled to announce that the group has been shortlisted for the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award, an exciting international award which rewards innovative people and projects that are changing the classical music landscape. The selection was made by the Classical:NEXT Nominating Committee, who chose a shortlist of 12 from a total of 28 longlisted… Read more »

Kaleidoscope wins Scottish Awards for New Music award

Kaleidoscope, a project delivered as part of the Cumnock Tryst 2017 by Scottish Ensemble, James MacMillan, Colin Currie and Drake Music Scotland, has won the RCS Award for Community/Education Project Of The Year in this year’s Scottish Awards for New Music. The award, which was presented at a ceremony at Drygate, Glasgow on Wed 7… Read more »

Review: Prophecy with Karen Cargill (Bachtrack)

Published on Saturday 24 February 2018 Written by David Smythe   Ancient classical tales have inspired composers for generations with their high drama, exquisite poetry and wondrous stories that grip like a vice and won’t let go. A quick check of current television and film schedules demonstrates that we are as keen as ever on… Read more »

Review: Prophecy with Karen Cargill (The Herald)

Published on Thursday 22 February 2018 Written by Keith Bruce   WHEN illness forced mezzo-soprano Christine Rice to pull out of the Scottish Ensemble’s run of “Prophecy” concerts that thematically linked the music of three centuries in the inspiration of tales from Ancient Greece, the group can hardly have hoped to secure a replacement as… Read more »

Review: Prophecy with Karen Cargill (The Scotsman)

Published on Saturday 24 February 2018 Written by David Kettle   As stand-in replacements go, revered Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill must be right up there. Covering for an indisposed Christine Rice, Cargill was making her debut with the Scottish Ensemble in an eclectic, Greek myth-inspired concert – and her mesmerising, microscopically inflected singing made a… Read more »