Hebrides Ensemble has built a reputation as Scotland's foremost chamber group, touring frequently throughout Scotland, appearing at international music festivals and broadcasting regularly on BBC Radio 3. Its concerts are acclaimed for their imaginative and innovative programming and for the outstanding quality of performance. For its work in 2005 Hebrides Ensemble was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society award.
The Ensemble has commissioned and premiered new works by more than forty composers including Gordon Mcpherson, Stuart MacRae, Haflidi Hallgrimsson and Sally Beamish and performs a celebrated series of concerts each year at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Recent projects include a prestigious Scottish Arts Council Tune Up tour and a major new mixed media commission by Nigel Osborne in collaboration with Scottish Dance Theatre and Opera Circus. Festival appearances include a residency at the St. Magnus Festival, Orkney and performances at both the 2005 and 2006 Edinburgh International Festivals. Future plans include a further Scottish Arts Council Tune Up tour in November 2006 again collaborating with Scottish Dance Theatre and a series of rush hour concerts in Edinburgh in Spring 2007.
Hebrides Ensemble's recent CD of music by Lyell Cresswell for NMC has received the highest critical acclaim across the globe. A further CD featuring music by John Bevan Baker was released by Linn Records in September 2006..
EVENTS in 2007
with Hebrides Ensemble