Scottish Ensemble is seeking to appoint two new Trustees. For more details download our role specification and information pack. The UK’s leading string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble (SE) is renowned across the world for ambitious cross-artform productions which attract new audiences to the classical music genre, and invigorate the repertoire with theatrical, visually-stimulating story-telling. Collaborations with… Read more »
As of 15 April 2020, following government advice relating to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we have taken the decision to postpone the Bridge Festival, due to take place from 14-17 May 2020. This decision stems from government advice regarding the closure of venues, and the restrictions on all non-essential social contact and travel, which would… Read more »
Job vacancy: Scottish Ensemble is looking for a full-time Marketing and Communications Manager to join the team. Deadline: 30 January.
Job vacancy: Scottish Ensemble is looking for a part-time Producer to join the team. Deadline: Fri 22 November.
Applications for this post are now closed About us SE is Scotland’s pioneering string orchestra, a collective of outstanding musicians who champion music for strings. We regularly collaborate with musicians from other genres, artists from other forms and creative minds from non-musical disciplines, creating imaginative live events that straddle boundaries between genres. Across our 2019-20 season… Read more »
Scottish Ensemble is thrilled to reveal the details of its 2019/20 Season, celebrating the string orchestra’s 50th anniversary. View the 2019/20 Brochure (mobile)View the 2019/20 Brochure (desktop)View the events online Spanning August 2019 to June 2020, our 2019-20 season is bursting at the seams with new, imaginative and thought-provoking events which we’re looking forward to… Read more »
Applications are now closed Audience Development Officer for The Bridge Freelance position The Bridge is a 2-year project, supported by Creative Europe, in which four professional classical music organisations from across Europe will explore, share and develop ideas around artistic innovation and audience diversity in the classical music sector, as well as initiate a European String Ensembles Network. With guidance from PLMF Music Trust in Estonia,… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Tabula Rasa, Scottish Ensemble’s collaboration with pioneering Scottish theatre company Vanishing Point, received its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on Thursday 9 November 2017. Photography: Hugh Carswell. Based around the live performance of music by Arvo Pärt, including Tabula Rasa, Fratres, Spiegel Im Spiegel and Für Alina, this new music-and-theatre production is the… Read more »
Published on Saturday 18 March 2017 Written by Susan Nickalls Scottish Ensemble and Johannes Fischer rehearsing on stage at Glasgow’s Oran Mor The title “Baroque Dance Party” doesn’t quite do justice to the Scottish Ensemble’s enthralling collaboration with percussionist and composer Johannes Fischer. Following a laid-back stroll through Bach’s Air on the G String by the ensemble… Read more »
Anno, as anyone following Scottish Ensemble over the past few months will be aware, is a collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and the hotly-tipped electronic-classical crossover composer Anna Meredith. We first fell in love with the piece down in London, in June 2016, when we premiered it as part of the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival. Without wanting… Read more »