Players’ info

2018 Season

Following our auditions we still have some vacancies for string and brass players. Please get in touch here if you’d like to join us for some wonderful music-making this Easter.


The Easter course will have a pre-course rehearsal day on the 4th of March, followed by the course which will run from the 30th of March to the 8th of April inclusive of two concerts. The first concert will be on the 7th of April at the RSNO Centre, Glasgow, and the second concert will be on the 8th of April at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh. The conductor will be James Lowe, and the soloist will be clarinettist Julian Bliss who returns to the orchestra after more than ten years. The repertoire will include Wagner’s ‘Good Friday Spell’ from ‘Parsifal’ and both of Manuel de Falla’s ‘Three Cornered Hat Suites’. The players subsidised fee will be £295.

Julian Bliss (photo credit: Ben Wright)



The Summer course will run from the 27th of July to the 5th of August inclusive of three concerts. The first concert will be on the 3rd of August at the Beach Ball Room, Aberdeen as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, and the second and third concerts will be on the 4th and 5th of August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The conductor will be Sian Edwards, the soloist will be Rhiannon Carmichael and repertoire will be announced shortly. The players subsidised fee will be £350.


Sian Edwards

Rhiannon Carmichael (photo credit David Mar Photography)


We are able to offer financial support where necessary.

To apply to be part of EYO 2018 please click here.