Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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The SCO has made a significant contribution to Scottish life, not just in cultural terms but in what it gives back to the community. Outside the concert hall, its players inspire people of all ages in schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, places of work and community centres through the work of SCO Connect, the orchestra’s creative learning team.
The SCO’s long-standing relationship with its Conductor Laureate, the late Sir Charles Mackerras, resulted in many exceptional performances and recordings, including two multi-award-winning albums for Linn of Mozart’s late symphonies. The relationship with Linn has developed under the present Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati to take in not only Berlioz, but also Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.
Current SCO Associate Artists include conductor-keyboardist Richard Egarr, director-violinist Alexander Janiczek, and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill. All perform regularly with the orchestra during the concert season, in the recording studio, on tour and in festival appearances. The SCO has strong relationships with many eminent guest conductors, including its Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine and Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen; regular soloist-directors include Christian Zacharias and Piotr Anderszewski.
The orchestra enjoys close relationships with many leading composers and has commissioned more than 100 new works, among them by its Composer Laureate Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, James MacMillan, Judith Weir, Sally Beamish, Karin Rehnqvist, Lyell Cresswell, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Einojuhani Rautavaara, John McLeod, Rolf Martinsson, Toshio Hosokawa and its Associate Composer Martin Suckling.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra receives funding from the Scottish Government as one of Scotland’s five National Performing Arts Companies.