Catriona Scott | 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. She has been featured at many major music festivals, including Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, North York Moors, Presteigne, St Magnus, Swansea and Ulverston. She has a varied and extensive repertoire, as demonstrated by her diverse concerto performances including Mozart, Weber, Crusell, Finzi, Goldschmidt, Hoddinott and Joseph Phibbs.
A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Catriona attended the contemporary performance and composition course as part of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. She has gone on to enjoy collaborations with many composers including James Francis Brown, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Cecilia McDowall and David Matthews, and has premiered and recorded numerous works written especially for her. Catriona has worked with artists such as Huw Watkins, Tom Poster, Sara Trickey, Sarah-Jane Bradley, Gemma Rosefield, Gillian Keith and Clare McCaldin (with whom she recorded songs by Ned Rorem for Champs Hill). She performs regularly with her duo partner, pianist Charlotte Brennand, and with many ensembles such as Gemini (appearing in recordings of chamber works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and David Lumsdaine amongst others), Galliard Ensemble and Orchestra Nova.
Catriona read Music as an Instrumental Scholar at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music she won the UK Howarth Clarinet Competition. Her teachers included Dame Thea King, John Bradbury and