Media Release: Internationally-acclaimed Mary Miller to speak at inaugural Sound Chamber

FOR the very first time, the Scottish chamber music sector is gathering together to showcase its musical diversity and creativity with an event presented by three of Scotland’s major support and advocacy organisations: Chamber Music Forum Scotland, the Scottish Music Centre and Enterprise Music Scotland, with investment from Creative Scotland.

Sound Chamber takes place on Monday 22nd August, at St Andrew’s & St George’s, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA, and is an opportunity to experience an exciting day of bite-sized performances, industry networking opportunities and the chance to see, hear and meet over 24 chamber groups under one roof.

Sound Chamber is delighted to announce internationally-acclaimed Mary Miller as the key note speaker.

Mary is currently general and artistic director of Den Nye Opera in Bergen having directed the Stavanger 2008, where she led the large-scale initiative Stavanger conducted as European Capital of Culture.

Recently, Mary has been working on a project basis for both the EU and for Sandnes Municipality.

Mary Miller is a trained violinist who played and toured Europe with SCO.

During the last 20 years, she has worked primarily as a manager and music critic, spending time as music editor, critic and presenter with The Scotsman and BBC Radio 3.

From 1998 to 2001, she was the studio manager at English National Opera and director of the Northland Arts Festival in Caithness, Scotland.

From 2001 to 2005 she was vice-president and head of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut, USA and has won numerous awards for her leadership, both in Europe and the U.S.


Event timetable:

2.30pm Concert
Concerto Caledonia extracts from ‘Revenge of the Folksingers’
Mr McFall’s Chamber Gavin Bryars, Martyn Bennett, Piazzolla, Raymond Scott

3.45pm Networking
Meeting and marketplace sessions, with music from Pure Brass

6pm Concert
Dunedin Consort Bach’s Psalm 51, BWV 1083 ‘Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden’
Auricle Ensemble Extracts from Walton’s ‘Facade’

7.15pm Close.

In addition to the groups performing, Chamber Music Forum Scotland member organisations will also be promoting their activities:

Cappella Nova/Canty
Hebrides Ensemble
The Queen’s Hall
Live Music Now Scotland
Red Note
Daniel’s Beard
Music at Paxton
Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama
East Neuk Festival
Music at the Brewhouse
Scottish Ensemble
Music at the University of Glasgow
Scottish Flute Trio
Edinburgh Quartet

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Vicky Pitchers 07973 304286

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