Scottish Ensemble

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The basics
Scottish Ensemble is a collective of outstanding musicians championing music written for strings, based in Glasgow, Scotland, and regularly performing across Scotland, the UK and the globe. SE creates thought-provoking events that genres, styles, musical periods and art forms to shed new light on classical music, whether in the concert hall or in its performances and projects at the heart of Scottish communities. 2019 marks the ensemble’s 50th Anniversary Season.

Known for
In recent years? Their adventurous, art-form-straddling collaborations with artists from different musical genres, art forms, and non-musical disciplines, often garnering rapturous responses in both newspapers and across social media.

Check out
The short, behind-the-scenes documentaries they made around some of their events with artist Toby Paterson (below), producer Anna Meredith, and Swedish dance company Andersson Dance.

Rosie Davies