The Scottish Ballet Orchestra is a part-time, freelance orchestra of up to 70 musicians working for about 20 weeks of the year, usually broken up into three touring seasons. The number and composition of the orchestra depends on the repertoire and the size of the theatres to be visited. The Scottish Ballet Orchestra is based in Glasgow.

Meet our Orchestra

Chief Conductor
Jean-Claude Picard
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First Violin

Justine Watts - Leader 
Vacant - Associate Leader
Stewart Webster - Principal
Emily Nenniger – Sub-Principal
Anne Macdonald - Tutti
Gillian Risi - Tutti
Kirstin Drew - Tutti
Fiona Bryce-Murdoch - Tutti

Second Violin

Katrina Lee - Principal
Vacant - Sub-Principal
Jackie Norrie - Tutti
Alan Mason - Tutti
Vacant - Tutti
Vacant - Tutti

Violas

Ian Anderson - Principal
George Cuthbertson - Sub-Principal
Vacant - Tutti
Vacant - Tutti

Celli

Mark Bailey - Principal 
Susan Dance - Sub-Principal
John Davidson - Tutti
Rosie Townhill - Tutti

Double Basses

Rick Standley - Principal
Chris Sergeant - Sub-Principal

Flutes

Vacant - Principal
Fiona Chisholm - Sub-Principal

Oboes

Ruth Contractor - Principal
Mary James - Sub-Principal

Clarinets

Robert Fairley - Principal
Janet Laird - Sub-Principal

Bassoons

Grant MacKay - Principal
Alex Walker - Sub-Principal

Horns

Vacant - Principal
Dan Beer - Sub-Principal
Vacant - Principal
Christine Smith - Sub-Principal

Trumpets

Alexander McGrattan - Principal
Vacant - Sub-Principal

Trombones

Nigel Cox - Principal
Paul Stone - Sub-Principal
Vacant - Principal

Tuba

Jonathan Gawn - Principal

Harp

Meredith McCracken - Principal

Piano/Celeste

Brian Prentice - Principal

Timpani

Peter Evans - Principal

Percussion

Martin Willis - Principal
Owen Williams - Sub-Principal