Sax Ecosse are a vibrant saxophone quartet who enjoy considerable success as
a chamber ensemble throughout the UK and Europe. We were recipients of the
Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project 2008-10, and are alumni of the
prestigious Live Music Now scheme founded by Yehudi Menuhin. We are passionate
advocates for original repertoire for saxophone quartet and have successfully
introduced this exciting and engaging music to numerous audiences throughout
music clubs and festivals. Recent performances range from The Edinburgh
International Festival, The Emerging Artist Series at the Usher Hall,
Edinburgh, Celtic Connections, and Minimal at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall,
to recitals at the World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia and the St Olav’s
Festival in Norway.
All four members of Sax Ecosse are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of
Scotland. We formed in 2004 during our studies at the RCS where we won all of
the major chamber music prizes including the Governor’s Recital Prize and the
Mary D Adams Prize for Chamber Music. During this time Sax Ecosse also reached
the final of Saxtet Publication’s Saxophone Quartet Competition leading to a
performance at the British Saxophone Congress.
Mary-Clare is hoping to form a Children’s choir for the Carol Service with rehearsals taking place at 16.00 at St Mary’s every week from Sunday 28th October.
We are also looking, as usual, for anyone else to take part in a scratch choir for the Carol Service. There will be a rehearsal on Saturday 15th December (time tbc) and another short rehearsal before the service on Sunday 16th December.
If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Mary-Clare:
01360 441007 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ulrike Wutscher, Mezzo Soprano . Ulrike Wutscher is an Austrian mezzo-soprano based in Scotland. She regularly appears in opera productions. Additionally to her appearance as an opera singer she also shows great interest in performing lieder and oratorio. She is a keen recitalist and concert singer and has performed in world-renowned venues including the Musikverein in Vienna and St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London. She is equally at home performing music of the baroque, classical and romantic periods.
The Féis Fhoirt Céilidh Trail is an annual project that allows young musicians to tour the Stirling, Falkirk and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area throughout the summer.
The 2017 Ceilidh Trail already have a wealth of experience, with past and present members from The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, City of Edinburgh Music School, Douglas Academy, University of the Highlands and Islands and have individually toured across the UK and Europe.
The group comprises of 6 incredible young musicians and offers them the opportunity to receive expert tuition, gain experience of touring and enhance their performance skills. The 2017 Ceilidh Trail musicians are:
Pippa Reid-Foster was born and has lived most of her life on the West Coast of Scotland. She sees the beautiful and dramatic landscape very much as home territory; “it gives me a certain feeling of connection with the past and with the people of whom these wonderful
Pippa Reid- Foster
stories are told”.
Pippa is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is not only an accomplished performer and composer but is also passionate about passing on her skills to a new
generation of musicians and composers. Alongside her hectic performance schedule and her teaching practice, together with fellow clarsach player, Heather Downie, she runs ‘Harp Bazaar’, a popular workshop which covers all things harp related including regular clarsach workshops and courses for both children and adults in venues around Scotland.
Les Trois Blondes gave a small, but enthusiastic, audience a wonderful concert on 30th October 2015. Their sound, and skill/talent, need to be heard more often. We tried to make the evening as ‘french’ as possible. But next time it will be the full works with table, table cloths, restaurant food and waitresses !! – just wishful thinking ?
Les Tros Blondes in concert at St Mary’s 30th October 2015