Scottish Ensemble is a group of outstanding musicians who champion music written for strings, crossing genres, styles, periods, and art forms to make new connections.
You might find them playing in a prestigious concert hall, a shopping centre, your local pub or an international music festival; by performing in as many different places as possible, they aim to reach as many different people as possible, letting them experience and enjoy classical music in a way that is relevant to them. Linking each and every event is a commitment to live performance of the highest quality.
Re-defining the string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble (SE) inspires audiences in the UK and beyond with vibrant performances which are powerful, challenging and rewarding experiences. The UK’s leading string orchestra is based in Glasgow and is built around a core of outstanding string players who perform together under Artistic Director Jonathan Morton.
Committed to musical collaboration, SE regularly collaborates with high-profile guest artists, with recent examples including trumpeter Alison Balsom, mezzo-sopranos Sarah Connolly and Karen Cargill, cellist Pieter Wispelwey and violinists Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Nicola Benedetti.