Glasgow Airport helps national orchestra mentor local musicians
06 November 2013
Scotland’s next generation of musicians is receiving expert tuition from the country’s national orchestra thanks to Glasgow Airport.
A series of workshops has commenced in which the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is working with young musicians aged 16 - 18 from the Paisley area.
The Classical Rocks project is being funded by an award of £4,950 from the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund, and was inspired by the RSNO’s collaboration with emerging Scottish talent at The Spree Festival in Paisley.
The RSNO will work with musicians from three bands to support them in developing and enhancing their own original material. Each band will be mentored by two RSNO musicians, who will provide customised workshops.
The project will culminate in a celebration and performance event for the wider community at the end of the year, when each band will perform new material and share experiences.
Councillor Iain Nicolson of Renfrewshire Council said: "This new project is very exciting as it will break down the barriers that exist between different genres of music, while passing on the skills of musicians who have been playing at the highest level for years to the next generation."
Neil Cullen, RSNO digital projects co-ordinator said: "Scotland’s National Orchestra is thrilled to be able to run these workshops thanks to the support of the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund. RSNO musicians will be mentoring young bands on composition and arranging to enhance their own original material.
"The first workshop has allowed John Logan and Admiral Fallow to explain the process of scoring the band’s songs in the lead up to the performance. These young bands can use the valuable insights they have gained when they take part in subsequent workshops. We’re hoping to present some of the finished collaborations at a concert next year, where the bands will get to perform their compositions alongside the RSNO."