Harp and Saxophone concert by Lauren and Andy Scott
PLUS Spotlight concert featuring Ellen Pointon
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Harp & Saxophone concert by Lauren & Andy Scott
Lauren Scott has recently embarked on a creative compositional journey having only started writing music in 2018. Since then she has published two volumes of music for lever harp, her music has received praise from harpists and harp societies worldwide and she has had four of her pieces set on the Trinity grade syllabus. In January 2020 she was a recipient of a PRS Foundation Women Make Music award to compose new harp ensemble music for her project, Harps Across the North. In March 2020 her debut solo CD, Beyond the Horizon which features eight of her compositions alongside works by Peter Maxwell Davies and John Cage was released on the Avie Records label.
Over the last 20 years Lauren has worked as guest principal harp with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Ensemble Cymru and is the regular harpist with the Picture House Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Psappha Contemporary Music Group.
Saxophonist-composer ANDY SCOTT initiates creative projects and collaborations, writing to commission and performing worldwide. Embracing elements of jazz, funk, latin and classical music, notation and improvisation, Andy has created an individual musical voice.
Andy is a multi-nominated and British Composer Award winner, a founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985), Tutor of Saxophone & Visiting Tutor of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, equally at home free improvising with Duo partner percussionist Dave Hassell, to leading and writing for his Group S & performing and arranging for the Super Big Tramp Band/John Helliwell.
Dedicated to composing, performing, commissioning and recording new music Andy has recorded with Decca (Argo), Basho, Chandos & NMC record labels, with works being premiered at Carnegie Hall NYC, the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall & Wigmore Hall, with an enviable catalogue of works that are published by Astute Music. Andy is an endorsee of Selmer Paris Saxophones & Vandoren.