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Lammermuir Festival reviews: The Hebrides Ensemble & the Red Note Ensemble

Red Note Ensemble offered an equally illuminating collision of music by John Adams and young Liverpool-born composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson.


David Kettle from The Scotsman reviews Sound Festival 2018

“But the work that most perfectly combined seriousness of purpose with playful delivery – and which also continued sound’s celebrations…


Catriona Stewart from The Evening Times article on our New Music Makers project

Lourdes Secondary School pupils in tune as they get masterclass from professional composer.

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The Guardian’s Andrew Clements reviews hcmf//40 Dillon

“Forty years after its modest beginnings, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is still welcoming distinctive and daring voices.”

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The Herald’s Kate Molleson reviews hcmf//40 Dillon

“The premiere was delivered with superb focus and intensity by Scotland’s top contemporary music ensemble, Red Note, who seem incapable…

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5against4 reviews hcmf//40 Aeolian

“Red Note Ensemble’s performance of their installation piece Aeolian…worked magic: never have I seen and heard such a kaleidoscopic panoply…

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The Telegraph’s Ivan Hewett reviews hcmf//40 Dillon

“Best of all these acoustic/instrumental pieces was James Dillon’s fascinating Tanz/haus, sensitively performed by Red Note Ensemble. 4 stars.

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Seen and Heard International review 13 Vices at Southbank Centre

Claire Seymour said “The three string players, including founding member of Red Note Ensemble, …played with utter commitment, assurance and…

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Times Education Supplement How to inspire students to make music

Music Teacher Isabel Horning’s tips on how to inspire students to make music, part of our New Music Makers programme…

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The Herald Interview Robert Irvine

Kate Molleson talks to Robert Irvine ahead of the launch of his album ‘Songs and Lullabies’ on Delphian Records.

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