Catriona Scott – Clarinet

catrionascottDescribed by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the excellent soloist’, clarinettist Catriona Scott performs as a soloist and chamber musician. She has played live on BBC Radio 3, and her many festival engagements have included Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Hampstead & Highgate, Presteigne, St Davids and St Magnus. She has given performances of concerti by Crusell, Finzi, Goldschmidt, Hoddinott, Mozart and Weber. Catriona has worked with many ensembles such as the Carducci and Tippett Quartets, the Galliard, Gemini and Kreisler Ensembles, and she is a member of the Chelsea Trio (flute, clarinet and bassoon).

An advocate of contemporary music, Catriona attended the contemporary performance and composition course as part of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. She has premièred and recorded many works written especially for her by composers including Phillip Cooke, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Adrian Hull, David Knotts, Cecilia McDowall and David Matthews, and at the 2008 Presteigne Festival, James Francis Brown Lost Lanes – Shadow Groves, a clarinet concerto composed for and dedicated to her.

Catriona studied St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and the Royal Northern College of Music. Her teachers have included Thea King, John Bradbury and Chris Swann.

Recent engagements include a recording of Ned Rorem songs with mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin.