Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Peter Oundjian, Music Director
Nicola Benedetti, 2017 Violin Soloist
Hélène Grimaud, 2019 Piano Soloist

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  • Manager: Tim Fox
    Management Territory: USA

"[The RSNO gave a] performance of extraordinary acuity, meticulous pacing, tremendous balancing, and stunning understanding...It was a complete entity, and gave this listener one of the greatest musical experiences of his life." —Michael Tumelty, The Glagow Herald

"...Under conductor Peter Oundjian, [the RSNO] conjured a magical evening... Oundjian’s Strauss waltzes were wonderfully charismatic – full of grand sweeps, yet sharply etched with authentically Viennese touches. His syrupy-smooth Die Fledermaus Overture was truly a summons to the ball, and his Blue Danube gracefully poignant. Oundjian was touchingly faithful to the idiom, and the orchestra responded with elegance and bite." —David Kettle, The Scotsman

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is Scotland’s national symphonic ensemble and is one of the country’s five National Performing Companies. Formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, the company became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950, and was awarded Royal Patronage in 1991. Throughout its history, the Orchestra has played an integral part in Scotland’s musical life, including performing at the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament building in 2004. Many renowned conductors have contributed to its success, including George Szell, Sir John Barbirolli, Walter Susskind, Sir Alexander Gibson . . .

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    • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
      Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
      Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    • Peter Oundjian
      Peter Oundjian
    • Peter Oundjian, Photo credit: Sian Richards
      Peter Oundjian, Photo credit: Sian Richards
    • Peter Oundjian
      Peter Oundjian
    • Peter Oundjian, Photo credit: Sian Richards
      Peter Oundjian, Photo credit: Sian Richards
    • Nicola Benedetti, Photo credit: Universal/Simon Fowler
      Nicola Benedetti, Photo credit: Universal/Simon Fowler
    • Nicola Benedetti, Photo credit: Universal/Simon Fowler
      Nicola Benedetti, Photo credit: Universal/Simon Fowler
    • Nicola Benedetti, Photo credit: Decca/Simon Fowler
      Nicola Benedetti, Photo credit: Decca/Simon Fowler
    • Nicola Benedetti, Photo credit: Universal/Rhys Frampton
      Nicola Benedetti, Photo credit: Universal/Rhys Frampton