1300 - 1300 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Big Noise Raploch Symphony Orchestra, Scotland UK
The Raploch Senior Symphony Orchestra is the flagship ensemble of Big Noise Raploch. The orchestra was established in 2010 and has since grown to an ensemble of over 55 players aged 9 to 18. As well as giving regular concerts in Stirling and around Scotland – notably at the opening of the new Big Noise centre in Torry, Aberdeen – the orchestra has also toured to Venezuela, performed with the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel as part of the London 2012 cultural olympiad and performed during the open ceremony of the commonwealth games in 2014. The Orchestra has just returned from a tour to Italy where they performed at La Mortella as guests of the Fondazione William Walton.
1330 - 1400 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
The Education University of Hong Kong Chorus, Hong Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong Chorus was founded in 1994. With its active exploration of joint concert opportunities, the Chorus has performed at concerts, conferences, workshops and festivals in Italy, USA, Japan, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. The chorus participated in the New Choral Settings of Tang Poems CD recording project and recorded selected choral work by Huang Tzu, published by HUGO Productions Ltd, the CD was awarded “The Best Choir Recording”. The Chorus gives regular concerts in various venues throughout the community to promote sheer joy and the beauty of choral singing.
1930 - 2130 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Headline Concert: Palestine Youth Orchestra
1300 - 1330 Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Dalcroze A Cappella, UK
The nucleus of the group was formed at a Dalcroze UK Summer School last August
when the graphic score opening of ‘The Flight of Song’ was taken as a starting point for
a music and movement workshop. This culminated in a performance of the piece in the presence of the composer, Howard Skempton, who was delighted with the innovative approach taken to his piece. All the members are trained in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and bring with them an interest in exploring repertoire through movement and vocal improvisation. This piece is a perfect gift for us!
1200 - 1230 City of Music Studio, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Fèis Fhoirt Cèilidh Trail Band, Scotland, UK
The Ceilidh Trail is a professional development opportunity for outstanding young musicians who are considering a performance career in music. These young musicians have been successful at audition, have taken part in an intensive rehearsal week and they are now touring across Scotland for four weeks throughout the summer. With their beautifully crafted songs and driving tune sets, they promise you an entertaining performance of both traditional and contemporary folk music.
1230 - 1300 City of Music Studio, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Doug Johnson, United States
Doug Johnson is Associate Professor of Piano at the Berklee College of Music. As a pianist, Doug has performed throughout Europe and the US at major venues and Jazz
Festivals, including Ronnie Scott’s in London, Porgy and Bess in Vienna and Birdland in New York City. As an educator and expert in the area of Musician’s Health, Doug has presented at major conferences including multiple PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association) conferences. Recently Doug has been in residence teaching at the University of Graz, Austria; the University of Brasilia, Brazil and has also taught intensive courses in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Doug is the recipient of the 2015 Berklee College, Newbury Comics Faculty Fellowship Grant. This award is being used to carry out biomechanical research to help understand the causes of musician’s injuries.
1315 - 1345 City of Music Studio, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Håkan Rydin Trio, Sweden/Scotland, UK
Håkan Rydin was a member of the Swedish legendary group NEXUS, which performed during 20 years more than 1000 concerts. After Nexus he began his longtime collaboration with American singer Kim Parker (daughter of Charlie Parker) and they toured all over the world. Later he started the Håkan Rydin Scandinavian Trio. In great demand as a pianist, he has performed with Thad Jones, Pepper Adams, Red Mitchell, Etta Cameron, Enrico Rava, Tim Hagans, Georgie Fame and David Liebman. He has performed in more than 20 countries, his style described as “lyrical and
Håkan Rydin is Professor of Jazz Piano at the Malmö Academy of Music (Lund
1240 - 1310 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Equilibrium (Drake Music School), Scotland, UK
Equilibrium is a Drake Music Scotland ensemble performing music that identifies with traditional music, combining and balancing acoustic instruments with music technology, discovering new ways of responding to the history, tales and landscape of Scotland. This enables musicians with disabilities to take an equal part in the composition and performance of new music.
The ensemble performs its own original material and arrangements on Digital Harp (laptop), Acoustic Harp, Fiddle, Viola, Recorders, Voice and iPad (Thumbjam). They frequently work with guest musicians and collaborators and have recently performed at Celtic Connections and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
1320 - 1350 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Resonaarigroup, consists of musician students defined as disabled people. These six musicians practice and perform as a group; four of them work as freelance musicians at the moment and two of them are hired permanently by Special Music Centre Resonaari as musicians, co-teachers and trainers.
Resonaarigroup is taking the stage as artists on a par with others. This positive ongoing change in cultural life is not only affecting the definition of disability and attitudes; it is also changing the concept of the musician and making the whole cultural field more democratic.
2000 - 2030 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Fridays, Scotland, UK
The Fridays are part of the charity musicALL based at Hazelwood School, Glasgow. musicALL aims to increase access to high quality music opportunities for people who require additional support for learning, and works to ensure that those involved experience the exhilaration and excitement of learning instruments, belonging to bands and performing in public should they wish to.
The Fridays, made up of pupils, ex pupils, tutors and volunteers, offers a platform to
showcase ability and celebrate talent!
In tonight’s feel good and upbeat concert delegates will be treated to a wonderful
mix of old classics and up-to-date favourites with exciting rhythms thrown in that will
have you dancing in your seats!
1245 - 1315 AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Dulcemelos Duet, Mexico
The Dulcemelos Duet consists of Alejandra Barrientos and Héctor Larios who play respectively the psaltery and piano. They have dedicated themselves to preserving the traditional Mexican music and works written specifically for the psaltery. Their purpose is to promote through didactic and chamber concerts, the study of the psaltery especially amongst the children. They have recorded fifteen compact discs, organized three national and international festivals and travelled extensively throughout the Mexican Republic, the United States and much of Europe.
Hector and Alexandra are qualified music educators who studied in the UAQ (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro). They have worked in the early music stimulation field with children from 2 months old to 7 years old, and then gone on to educate adolescents. Their ultimate purpose is to develop the whole individual. For three eight years they have been and are conducting the university radio program “Que viva el Salterio” (Long Life to the Psaltery) and Music Education.
1315 - 1345 AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Australia East and West
Australia East and West is a project of 10 newly composed Australian compositions for
viola and piano, most of them composer by women composers. Seven works have been
performed, five recorded for a commercial CD, plus three lecture-recitals given in four Australian cities. The lectures focus on issues emerging from the rehearsal, performing
and recording process through a practice-led research paradigm. The viola remains the ‘Cinderella’ of the string family, and this project is resulting in new works for the growing number of Australian violists as well as providing important new repertoire for violists overseas. This fosters national and international interest in Australian contemporary classical music.
1900 - 1930 AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Kimihiro Yasaka, Canada
A native of Japan, Kimihiro Yasaka is a pianist/educator/recording artist. Currently, he lives in Canada as an immigrant artist. He holds a Master’s degree in Piano Solo Performance under the supervision of Professor Kyoko Hashimoto from McGill University. Mr Yasaka has performed in Japan, Canada, United States and Italy. Mr
Yasaka is a devoted performer of new music and has done several world premiers. His
first solo piano album “Images du Japon” was released in Japan with Nippon Acoustic
Records on 15 January 2014.
For more information please visit at www.kimihiroyasaka.com
1930 - 2000 AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Young Talents of University of Costa Rica
Edwin Marin, director of the group. Pianist and chair professor at the School of Musical Arts at the University of Costa Rica. He studied in Moscow, Paris and Germany, participated in numerous concerts and festivals. His students have won numerous international competitions, standing out for its high level of virtuosity at a young age.
Young Valeria Gamboa and David Saravia are two outstanding students of the School of Musical Arts. They have won several competitions, recitals of honor of the University and have been soloists with Orchestras. They have also performed concert tours in Central and South America.
1200 - 1230 The National Piping Centre
Music Generation Ensemble, Ireland
Music Generation Ireland supported by U2 and The Ireland Funds presents a vibrant programme crossing genres of Irish traditional music, rock, pop, classical, jazz and live improvisation. These versatile musicians from counties Sligo and Donegal demonstrate Music Generation’s belief in the musical potential and innate artistry of every child and young person.
As Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, Music Generation puts children and young people at the heart of its work, transforming lives through access to highquality performance music education. Initiated by Music Network, the programme is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
1930 - 2000 The National Piping Centre
Ceol Oirghialla, Ireland
Comprising faculty, undergraduate and postgraduate students drawn from the DkIT
community, the Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble embraces and presents the rich musical traditions of the Oriel region of Ireland in performances for global audiences. The study of traditional music is an integral component of both our undergraduate and postgraduate music programmes at DkIT and a particular emphasis is placed on performance. Over the past two years, the Ensemble has toured to North and South America, including performances at ISME 2014. Performing groups from DkIT also broadcast as part of the CIRCOM European Broadcasting Awards hosted by RTÉ in 2015.