Duncan Strachan

b. 1987

Scottish ‘cellist Duncan Strachan began playing cello under the guidance of Audrey Scott at Lochaber Music School, before going on to study at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, studying cello with Pat Hair. He subsequently read music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford where he studied with Colin Carr, and later at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Robert Irvine, where he was selected as a Young Artist in Residence in 2011. During his studies he received numerous prizes and awards including a Busenhart Morgan-Evans Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and the Waddell Prize from the Edinburgh Society of Musicians.