Red Note Ensemble

Red Note Ensemble is Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, dedicated to developing and performing contemporary music to the highest standards, and taking new music out to audiences around and beyond Scotland. Red Note is Associate Contemporary Ensemble at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, an Associate Company of the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and Associate Ensemble of the Sound Festival Aberdeen. Founded in 2008 by Scottish cellist Robert Irvine, the ensemble is directed by John Harris (Chief Executive and Artistic Co-Director) and Robert Irvine (Artistic Co-Director), and led by violinist Jackie Shave. Red Note performs the established classics of contemporary music; commissions new music; develops the work of new and emerging composers from around the world; and finds new spaces and new ways of performing contemporary music to attract new audiences. The ensemble’s work in 2016 includes a Reels to Ragas tour of the Highlands and Islands with Indian tabla player Kuljit Bhamra, a new string quartet for invented instruments by François Sarhan, and a large-scale co-production and European tour with Antwerp-based wind ensemble I Solisti.