Kevin Bowyer has the unique distinction of having won five international organ competitions and is well known as a live and recording recitalist, teacher and examiner. He has a prodigious recording output including the entire organ works of JS Bach. As organist to the University since 2005, he is heavily involved in the work of the highly acclaimed Chapel Choir.
The Dunedin Consort
Founded in 1996 and led by Prof. John Butt OBE of the School of Culture & Creative Arts, the Dunedin Consort is one of Scotland's most highly regarded ensembles. Their recent recording of the Handel Messiah on Linn Records was described by Gramophone magazine as "the freshest, most natural, revelatory and transparently joyful Messiah I have heard" and went onto win two international awards.
Scottish Opera is involved both in contributing to the Opera course, but also in providing workshop performances of students’ orchestration work. This year we are lucky to have Scottish Opera Emerging Artists give our lunchtime concerts on 6th February 2014. (See current brochure for details).
Red Note Ensemble
The Red Note Ensemble is a contemporary music ensemble that provides workshop performances of student composers’ work. It also creates a number of opportunities to have new work performed across Scotland.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is one of Scotland’s leading orchestras. The orchestra provides workshops for Orchestration class and starting in 2012, for postgraduate composers.