Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Maxim Emelyanychev, Andrew Manze, Christian Baldini, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen, Antonio Méndez, Ben Gernon and Sir Charles Mackerras.


Formed in 1974, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s five National Performing Arts Companies and one of the country’s foremost cultural ambassadors. In addition to performances throughout Scotland, the SCO appears regularly at the Edinburgh, St Magnus and Aldeburgh Festivals and the BBC Proms, and has toured throughout Europe, USA, the Far East and India. The orchestra makes a significant contribution to Scottish life beyond the concert platform, working in schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, places of work and community centres through its creative learning programme.

The SCO has an impressive catalogue of over 150 recordings, including acclaimed recordings of Haydn, Schumann, Berlioz and Brahms with former Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, all on Linn. The orchestra’s long-standing relationship with its former Conductor Laureate, the late Sir Charles Mackerras, resulted in many exceptional performances and recordings, including two multi-award-winning albums for Linn of Mozart’s late symphonies.

The orchestra enjoys close relationships with many leading composers and has commissioned more than 150 new works, including pieces by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir James MacMillan, Martin Suckling and Associate Composer Anna Clyne.

The SCO has strong relationships with many eminent guest conductors and directors including Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine, Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen, John Storgårds, Richard Egarr, Andrew Manze, François Leleux, Pekka Kuusisto and Kristian Bezuidenhout.

The SCO receives funding from the Scottish Government.