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Hidden Door

We’re all highly thrilled to be joining prizewinning poet Rachel Plummer for a performance of spoken word, music, and video at Edinburgh’s innovative Hidden Door Festival. This year’s festival is taking place in the Old Leith Theatre, which will be brought back to life with a huge range of art installations and live performances. The […]

Scottish Clarinet Quartet in Celtic Connections

SCQ is excited to be performing in Glasgow’s The Glad Cafe this Saturday 28th January, as part of the city’s Celtic Connections festival. The group will be performing works by Australian and Scottish composers, alongside the well-known Australian clarinettist Ros Dunlop, who has been a tireless champion of new music Down Under for her whole […]

Annini Tsiouti (piano)

We are looking forward to collaborating with virtuoso pianist Annini Tsiouti, in a concert featuring the music of Glasgow-based composer Graham Hair, paired with Felix Mendelssohn’s Concert Pieces for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano. Annini Tsiouti studied piano and chamber music at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and at the Conservatoire Debussy. She […]

Crawford Logan

We’re absolutely delighted that actor Crawford Logan will be joining us for our forthcoming events at Abbotsford (25th September) and the Wigtown Book Festival (27th September). Crawford is a very familiar voice to listeners of BBC Radio (Paul Temple, The Archers, and dozens of radio plays), and has just finished a successful run at the […]

James Kelty Portrait

Artist James Kelty‘s wonderful new portrait of the group, seen in rehearsals for Francine Trester’s piece Many Miles Away… Five Quotations from Sir Walter Scott.  

Assisi Concert Review in ‘Clarinet and Saxophone’

The Scottish Clarinet Quartet’s recital in the Sala delle Volte’s generous undercroft acoustic featured a new version of Judith Weir’s Sketches from a Bagpiper’s Album… this effective arrangement by Alex South [is] a successful addition to the quartet repertoire… Alex South’s take on the Lament over the Sea on bass clarinet with the accompanying clarinets lapping […]

ClarinetFest 2013

              July is here, and SCQ is looking forward to attending ClarinetFest2013 later in the month in Assisi, Italy. This is the annual convention of the International Clarinet Association, and the artist’s roster includes some very illustrious names! We’re extremely happy to have been invited to perform, and will be […]

SCQ commission US composer Francine Trester

We’re excited to announce that we have commissioned a new work from Francine Trester, Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music (Boston). Last year Francine worked with members of SCQ during a visit to Scotland: we loved her chamber music and are very pleased that she has agreed to write for us. To be […]

Music in Rannoch

SCQ is delighted to announce a new concert date in 2014: a return visit to the Old Church of Rannoch. Surely one of the most picturesque settings anywhere in the world for a music society! And familiar stamping ground for us: the place of our first ever concert in 2002 and also where we recorded […]

ENCOUNTERS – coming soon!

The final dusting and polishing is being applied to the programme for ENCOUNTERS: our event being staged in Glasgow’s The Glad Cafe next Friday 23rd November. We hear that there will be music for clarinet quartet by Matt Rogers, short films from Matt Hulse, and chiptunes from Gameshow Outpatient. Hope to see you there!