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Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble

Versatile and vibrant string ensemble who are as much at home with contemporary music as the Baroque, who deliver consistently high quality performances.



Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich for strings
Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich for strings
Under the directorship of Jonathan Morton SE adds the Tchaikovsky Serenade to its impressive series. 

CKD 472

Tavener: Ypakoe
Tavener: Ypakoe
Celebrating the music of John Tavener, one of the best known and popular composers of his generation 

CKD 492  

Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn celebrates its 40th anniversary with a limited edition collection bursting with stand-out music 

AKD 425  

Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
The second disc in the highly popular SACD sampler series. A great overview of the best of Linn. 

AKP 284  

Britten: Les Illuminations
Britten: Les Illuminations
An outstanding recording of three Britten works named 'Best Multichannel SACD of the Year' 2005. 

BKD 226  

Linn 'Selektions' The Surround Sound sampler
Linn 'Selektions' The Surround Sound sampler
A superb collection of tracks from Linn's Super Audio CD catalogue. 

AKP 245  

Ravel & Shostakovich for strings
Ravel & Shostakovich for strings
The mesmerising Ensemble perform Rudolf Barshai's arrangement of Ravel and Shostakovich 

BKD 215  

Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records sampler with highlights from the Jazz, Classical and Scottish catalogue. 

AKP 175  

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony
A magnificent performance of Shostakovich featuring trumpeter John Wallace and pianist Sophia Rahman 

BKD 095  

Tavener: Tears Of The Angels
Tavener: Tears Of The Angels
Gramophone named this world premiere Tavener recording a 'record of the year'. You can see why... 

BKD 085  

Scottish Ensemble

The Scottish Ensemble is a dynamic group of twelve string soloists, formed from some of the most highly respected classical musicians in Europe.  The group performs without a conductor, led from the violin by its Artistic Director, Jonathan Morton.  The Scottish Ensemble regularly commissions new work, plays rare and unusual pieces, and brings characteristic style and spirit to more well-known music.

The Ensemble receives invitations to perform all over the UK and internationally, and is an important musical ambassador for Scotland.  Recent and forthcoming engagements include the Edinburgh International Festival; St Magnus Festival, Orkney; Aldeburgh Festival; BBC Proms; Shanghai Spring International Festival; MDR Sommerfest in Germany, and the City of London Festival.

Performing some 50 concerts a year, the Scottish Ensemble is committed to Scotland and Scottish audiences.  Spearheading classical music provision, the Scottish Ensemble travels the length and breadth of the country appearing in all major towns and cities as well as in more remote areas.

The Scottish Ensemble is passionately committed to the communities in which it performs, and creates learning and participation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.  Education and outreach is central to the work of the Ensemble, and our award-winning Education Director, Paul Rissmann, designs an acclaimed programme of tailor-made creative workshops and concerts for schools and community groups throughout Scotland.  In summer 2006, the Scottish Ensemble undertook a tour of Argyll & Bute with Carnival, a programme of workshops and performance for primary schools, and in July 2007 will give schools and family concerts at the Wigmore Hall featuring Fraser Trainer's House Monsters.

Scottish Ensemble concerts are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland, and the group received an award from Classic FM for its "outstanding contribution to classical music." The latest CD release for Linn Records features works by Benjamin Britten with tenor Toby Spence, and has received outstanding critical acclaim both in the UK and abroad.

"a revelation" The Guardian

 


For further information - www.scottishensemble.co.uk
Edinburgh Festival dates for Linn artists
03 July 2009
Linn at EIF
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Linn artists at the BBC Proms
30 June 2009
live concerts in London
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Hi Fi Choice
4½ Stars
The Scottish Ensemble produces a recording of 'massive range of dynamics and colours'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars

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HighFidelityReview.com
Toby Spence is simply mesmerizing
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Classique

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Gramophone
the music positively glitters
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BBCi
dramatic and evocative performances
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The Sunday Times
4 Stars
Owen's playing is a luxury for the ear
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Inverness Courier
immaculate and beautifully round-toned horn-playing
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ClassicsToday.com
5 Stars
essential listening for all Britten fans
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The Sunday Telegraph
a disc that no Brittten enthusiast should overlook
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Independent on Sunday
4 Stars
An irresistable recording
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The Daily Telegraph
plenty of chamber-like transparency to the text
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The Herald
spectacularly well performed and recorded
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The Sunday Herald
a breathtaking array of intense, precision playing
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Atlanta Audio Society
a beautifully honed, rich sounding, dynamic ensemble
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Classic FM
5 Stars
This is 21st-century Britten
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International Record Review
how they glitter
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Musicweb-International.com
this disc [is] in a class of its own
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ClassicalCDReview.com
first rate performances and stunning sonics
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
spacious, warm sound
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The Scotsman
this disc screams "go out and buy me"
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Soundstage.com
5 Stars
Named Best Multichannel SACD of the Year
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Music Week
a richly coloured performance of Les Illuminations
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The Guardian
a robustness and sense of adventure
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BBC Music Magazine
...thoroughly committed and convincing throughout...
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The Scotsman
This album "offers both mystery and electrifying charm in equal measure"
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The Sunday Herald
It is an unqualified success.
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The Herald
...a pungent and powerful performance by Gould's elite brigade
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The Strad
The quality of the string playing throughout is outstanding: admirably expressive, fearlessly virtuosic and surprisingly full-toned.
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BBC Music Magazine
A fine recording
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Daily Telegraph
An intense recording
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The Times
...it would be difficult to think of an ensemble better suited to Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony...
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Gramophone
An extremely moving and beautiful disc that should not be missed.
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Classic CD
A suberb performance with outstanding playing
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05 December 2014 to 05 December 2014
Scotland
Queen's Cross Church, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
Night & Day Concerts by Candlelight

06 December 2014 to 06 December 2014
Scotland
Inverness Cathedral, Inverness Scotland United Kingdom
Night & Day Concerts by Candlelight

07 December 2014 to 07 December 2014
Scotland
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Night & Day Concerts by Candlelight

08 December 2014 to 08 December 2014
Scotland
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
SE Sessions

09 December 2014 to 09 December 2014
Scotland
Caird Hall, Dundee Scotland United Kingdom
Night & Day Concerts by Candlelight

10 December 2014 to 10 December 2014
Scotland
St John's Kirk, Perth Scotland United Kingdom
Night & Day Concerts by Candlelight

11 December 2014 to 11 December 2014
Scotland
Wellington Church, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Night & Day Concerts by Candlelight

20 February 2015 to 20 February 2015
Scotland
Caird Hall, Dundee Scotland United Kingdom
Sax Serenade

21 February 2015 to 21 February 2015
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Sax Serenade

22 February 2015 to 22 February 2015
Scotland
One Touch Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness Scotland United Kingdom
Sax Serenade

23 February 2015 to 23 February 2015
Scotland
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
SE Sessions

24 February 2015 to 24 February 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Sax Serenade

26 February 2015 to 26 February 2015
England, London
Wigmore Hall, London England United Kingdom
Sax Serenade

27 February 2015 to 27 February 2015
England
Egermont Market Hall, Egermont Cumbria England United Kingdom
Sax Serenade

15 May 2015 to 15 May 2015
Scotland
The Music Hall, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
From Russia with Love

16 May 2015 to 16 May 2015
Scotland
Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
SE Songbook: A JM 10 Celebration

17 May 2015 to 17 May 2015
Scotland
Concert Hall, Perth Scotland United Kingdom
From Russia with Love