Alumnus Appointed Chief Executive of the SCO

RNCM alumnus Gavin Reid has been announced as the new Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Currently Director of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Gavin will take up the new position in August, replacing Roy McEwan, who steps down after 23 years.

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He said: ‘I am enormously thrilled to take up this post with the SCO after 10 wonderful years at the BBC SSO. I am passionate about music and the arts and the extraordinary opportunities that they can offer to everyone. I am particularly excited by the crucial and influential role that the SCO plays within Scotland and I look forward to working closely with players, staff, artists and all of the SCO’s supporters to build on the fantastic achievements of recent years, as led by Roy McEwan.’

Colin Buchan, Chairman of the SCO, added: ‘On behalf of the entire Orchestra I am delighted to welcome Gavin Reid. I am confident he shares our commitment to artistic excellence and he has already proved that he can lead confidently, influentially and effectively. We all wish Roy much happiness in his retirement and we can’t thank him enough for the creative journey on which he has taken the Orchestra.’

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Gavin was appointed Principal Trumpet with Manchester Camerata in 1989, becoming its General Manager in 2001. He became Director of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 2006.


21 April 2016