Catriona Scot: Clarinet
Clarinettist Catriona Scott is a dynamic and imaginative musician described as ‘the excellent soloist’ (The Telegraph) and praised for her ‘expressive playing’ (The Guardian). She performs as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the UK (as well as live on BBC Radio 3), and in Ireland, Denmark and Italy.
Her many festival performances (featuring her varied and extensive repertoire) have included Aldeburgh, Cheltenham and Presteigne. A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Catriona has premièred and recorded many works written especially for her by composers including Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Cecilia McDowall and David Matthews.
Her recording of James Francis Brown’s Clarinet Concerto (written for her) was released by Resonus Classics in 2018. Catriona studied at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and the Royal Northern College of Music. Her teachers included Dame Thea King and John Bradbury.
Charlotte Brennand: Piano
Charlotte began her studies at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she won numerous prizes as a soloist and chamber musician. Subsequently she studied at The Royal Academy of Music with Malcolm Martineau where she was supported by a Craxton Memorial Scholarship. She was invited to be a Meaker Fellow at RAM and won the Flora Nielsen Prize. At the National Opera Studio she studied as a repetiteur and an Opera coach supported by the Sybill Tutton Trust and Friends of Covent Garden. As a song accompanist she has been a nominee for the prestigious Gerald Moore Award. Recently she became a Crear Scholar, having the chance to work with Malcolm Martineau again on the West Coast of Scotland. She was the pianist for Radio 4’s play “Little Nell’ and devised and performed the music for “The Young Visitors” by Daisy Ashford for Paddock Productions in Lewes.
Charlotte is a founder member of the chamber group the Millbrook Ensemble who regularly appear at the Jacqueline du Pre Hall, Oxford. They made their London debut at St. John’s, Smith Square, London performing Schumann and Fauré piano quartets.
She enjoys collaborations with Baritone Richard Burkhard, Baritone/Cellist Simon Wallfisch, Mezzo Louise Innes, Soprano Claire Booth, Cellist Cara Berridge, Clarinettist Catriona Scott and has recently performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet with the
St. Paul’s Quartet.
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