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Latest news from Anneke Scott:


7th of july, 2019

Anneke receives the International Horn Society’s Punto Award, 2019.

Anneke writes: “Thank you so much to the International Horn Society who bestowed upon me, along with my dear friends and colleagues Jeroen Billiet and Claude Maury, the prestigious Punto Award for 2019.

“The highly successful IHS51 - Moving Horns festival showed just how varied, versatile and active the international horn scene currently is. There is so much for the extended horn community to be excited about! Therefore to be selected for this award really is a big honour.

To be chosen along my dear teacher Claude Maury is very touching. Claude has been a constant inspiration to me from my early days as a natural horn enthusiast when I learnt about his playing through his wonderful recordings (hearing his playing on the Herreweghe/Ghent Collegium Vocale Bach Missa brevis in F major, BWV 233 recording in the late 1990s was eyeopening - the moment when I thought "oh, I want to do that!"), through years of study with him and now as colleagues. I keep on telling Claude that everything I've done is "his fault" and he has never been anything other than generous, supportive, thorough and exacting. A perfect combination of attributes.

And to have been chosen along the indefatigable Jeroen Billiet, one of the masterminds of this most impressive and diverse of festivals, IHS51 - Moving Horns is a huge privilege. At the festival Jeroen kindly pinpointed the length of time we've known one another as being "since the time when the dinosaurs were talking", which in layman's terms is the late 1990s when we were both students. We are more or less exact contemporaries and our camaraderie and friendship over the years has been very important to me. With each of us combining performing, teaching and research careers - Jeroen has always been there with wise advice and often thoughts on the long view. I'm sure he's got an opinion on how that's down to our individual Capricorn and Taurus characteristics (;-) ), but mild teasing aside, I'm so very proud of what he has achieved and to have been selected for this award along with him.



3rd of July, 2019


51st International Horn Society Conference, School of Arts Gent

Anneke will be a special guest of the 51st International Horn Society Conference being held at the School of Arts Gent from 1st-6th of July 2019. She will be performing a recital of compositions by Anton Reicha, Louis-François Dauprat. Martin Joseph Mengal, Frédéric Duvernoy and Jean Baptiste Mengal as well as presenting her new book on natural horn playing. Find out more here.

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19th of May, 2019

MU Mentoring Scheme for female Mu musicians launched

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Anneke Scott has recently been selected as one of ten mentors for the new female musician mentorship scheme organised by the Musician Union in partnership She Said So.

This project seeks to equip women to address any challenges they may face in fulfilling their career goals in the music industry. A key part of this is ensuring that women have the opportunity to meet, learn and be motivated by positive female role models from within the same industry. Find out more about this scheme here and She Said So here


12th of April, 2019

Help musicians Uk reveals first round of transmission fund recipients for 2019

Help Musicians UK has announced the first set of professional development projects to be supported by its Transmission Fund for 2019.

The Fund will see 15 UK artists each embark on a short-term developmental activity of their choice, ranging from educational camps at Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross and creative retreats in the Scottish countryside, to international collaboration opportunities with Japanese Grime artists in Osaka and high-level Klezmer music courses in Canada and Germany.

Through the Transmission Fund, Help Musicians UK has so far supported more than 100 artists and groups to participate in developmental activities such as short courses in production, song writing camps, composer residencies, masterclasses in creative practice and bespoke one-on-one training in 23 different countries and counting. Recipients get between £500 - £1500 to finance opportunities that allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. The funds awarded can be spent on access fees, travel and accommodation.

The full list of recipients for this round are: EmaéAngela Elizabeth SlaterAnneke ScottSHARDavid BoothDe’BorahFlora CurzonGiulia GrassiGuy ConnellyBellatrixMe Lost MeJoseph HavlatMaydaySarah Parkin and Tomas Leakey.

If you know of a short-term opportunity that could help you progress your career as a professional musician, apply now before the next round closes on 8 July.


2nd of November, 2018

New disc: Le cor mélodique: Mélodies, Vocalises & Chants by Gounod, Meifred & Gallay Now Out.

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Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Gounod, Anneke Scott and Steven Devine perform a programme of works for horn that chart a fascinating and pivotal period in the development of the instrument and its repertoire in nineteenth-century France.

This album features a selection of works composed for both natural and piston horns by Charles Gounod, Joseph-Émile Meifred and Jacques-François Gallay, as well as a Gounod arrangement by François Brémond, all performed on original period horns and a grand piano by Érard. Find out more here.


20th of July, 2018

NEW DISC: LA SERENISSIMA VIVALDI X2 NOW OUT

“Anneke Scott’s prodigious technique scales these heights with ease, negotiating with clarity and assurance clarino pitches which would be terrifyingly insecure even on a modern horn, let alone the specially-commissioned period replica she plays here.” (Presto Classical, Recording of the week, 20th July 2018).

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Now out on the Avie label Anneke Scott, Jocelyn Lightfoot and La Serenissima (director Adrian Chandler) perform the Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F, RV 539 (a.k.a. “the high one”), Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F, RV 538 (a.k.a. “the low one”) as well as the gloriously named Concerto per S.A.S.I.S.P.G.M.D.G.S.M.B. for violin, cello, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in F, RV 574. CD and downloads available from www.avie-records.com.


26th of May, 2018

Academy Honours Announced

The Royal Academy of Music has just announced Anneke as having been appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM)

This award is limited to 300 former Academy students, and awarded to those musicians who have distinguished themselves within the profession. Other recipients of the FRAM have included Sir Henry Wood, Dame Felicity Lott and Sir Simon Rattle.

 


1st of November, 2017


Release of the Prince Regent's Band new disc: Russian Revolutionaries

The Prince Regent's Band (Richard Fomison, Richard Thomas, Fraser Tannock, Anneke Scott, Phil Dale, Emily White, Jeff Miller)
Russian Revolutionaries: Ewald & Böhme marks both the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution and the launch of period instrument ensemble The Prince Regent’s Band’s (PRB) survey of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth century Russian brass chamber music.

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PRB perform two of the revolutionary Victor Ewald Quintets in their original instrumentation along with works by the versatile composer and cornettist Oskar Böhme, a German émigré to Russia who was caught up in the turmoil of the fall out of the revolution and executed by the Soviet regime.

CD and downloads available from www.resonusclassics.com.

More information on this project can be found at www.princeregentsband.com.


11th of July, 2017


Anneke Scott and The Prince Regent's Band Participating in the HISTORIC BRASS SOCIETY New york conference

Anneke is attending the 2017 Historic Brass Society Conference being held in New York this summer. She'll be presenting two papers;  "Observations on the Cor Solo" in collaboration with Prof. Arnold Myers (University of Edinburgh) in the 12.30-14.30 session being held on Thursday July 13th at NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner/Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Square South, 4th floor and "The revisionist history of fourth horn solo from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony" in the 8.45-9.15 session being held on Friday July 14th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Uris Center, Sacerdote Hall.

As part of the symposium Anneke will also be performing in a presentation on the Distin Family with The Prince Regent's Band in the 15.15-17.15 session on Saturday July 15th at NYU, Frederick Lowe Theatre 35 W. 4th street and will also be performing a number of the Gallay Caprices as part of the natural horn session 11.15-12.45 on Sunday July 16th also being held at NYU, Frederick Lowe Theatre 35 W. 4th street.


1st of December, 2016

Release of the new Prince regent's band CD "The celebrated DISTIN FAMILY"

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The Prince Regent's Band (Richard Fomison, Richard Thomas, Anneke Scott, Phil Dale & Jeff Miller - saxhorns). During the mid-nineteenth century the Distin Family blazed a trail across Europe and North America performing countless concerts and promoting new and exciting designs of brass instruments. thanks to a chance meeting with Adolphe Sax in Paris in 1844, they adopted the new valved brass instruments, and in particular the new saxhorn.

With The Celebrated Distin Family, period brass specialists The Prince Regent’s Band have recreated the lost Distin Family repertoire, performing on their unique collection of original saxhorns and other fascinating brass instruments of the period.

CD and downloads available from www.resonusclassics.com.

More information on this project can be found at www.princeregentsband.com.


11th of November, 2016

RElease of New BOXWOOD & BRASS CD: Music for A Prussian Salon

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Boxwood & Brass (Emily Worthington & Fiona Mitchell - clarinet,  Robert Percival - bassoon, Anneke Scott & Kate Goldsmith - natural horn)

Making their Resonus Classics and recording debut is the exciting UK period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass.

The ensemble’s debut recording charts the life and legacy of Prussian court clarinettist Franz Tausch (1762–1817), from a childhood in Mannheim to the intellectual salons of Berlin.

Tausch’s intimate salon pieces capture the dawn of Romanticism, the full flowering of which can be heard in the works of his students, Heinrich Baermann and Bernhard Henrik Crusell.

CD and downloads available from www.resonusclassics.com.

More information on this project can be found at www.boxwoodandbrass.co.uk.


15th of August, 2016

Out now: "Romantic Brass, Französische Hornpraxis und Historisch Informierter Blasinstrumentenbau"

Anneke's chapter "Jacques-François Gallay - Playing on the Edge" forms part of this magnificient new source. 19th century Romantic Brass is a central part of the research at University of the Arts Bern (HKB).The institution focused initially on projects with keyed trumpets and ophicleides prior to turning their attention to the horn in 19th century France. HKB brings together scientists and practitioners from different disciplines: experts from musicology and science work together with performing musicians and instrument makers. The results are then presented at an international conference with invited experts and finally published. 
This volume is centered on the HKB research project on the omnitonic horn of Henri Chaussier and further information on the publication and individual chapters can be found here.


18th of March, 2016

Release of new ensemble PYGMALION DISC: Rheinmädchen

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Left to right: Joseph Walters, Olivier Picon, Raphaël Pichon, Anneke Scott and Chris Larkin.

Left to right: Joseph Walters, Olivier Picon, Raphaël Pichon, Anneke Scott and Chris Larkin.

A fascinating new disc - the brainchild of ensemble Pygmalion director Raphaël Pichon - brings together a number of nineteenth century works and modern transcriptions for horns, harp and female choir inspired by the legend of the Rhine maidens. The disc includes the Brahms op. 14 Vier Gesänge for two horns (Anneke Scott and Joseph Walters), harp (Emmanuel Ceysson) and female voices as well as Wagner's famous Siegfried call and an arrangement by James Wilcox of the funeral march from Götterdämmerung performed by Anneke Scott, Joseph Walters, Olivier Picon and Chris Larkin on four late nineteenth century rotary horns.

CD and downloads available from Harmonia Mundi. 


29th of February, 2016

Anneke joins the roster of teachers at www.playwithapro.com "Learn better, play better."

Play with a pro is a website offering live online video lessons with professional, passionate music teachers from around the world. Anneke has just joined their roster of teachers and is therefore now available for lessons in the comfort of your own home! Check out her teaching page here.

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2nd of February, 2016.

You can now find Anneke on Encore - the UK’s largest and fastest musician bookings platform.

Find out more at www.encoremusicians.com. 

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15th of October, 2015

New Discover Danzi Disc Vol. II released

ensembleF2 are pleased to announce the release of their second CD celebrating the life and work of Franz Danzi. Featuring musicians Katy Bircher (flute), James Eastaway (oboe), Jane Booth (clarinet and basset-horn), Anneke Scott (horn), Ursula Leveaux (bassoon) and Steven Devine (fortepiano) the new disc is released on the Devine Music label and includes the Danzi Sonata in E minor Op. 44. Available from Devine Music.

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12th of June, 2015

Ironwood and Anneke Scott anounce their London launch date for Mozart: Stolen Beauties.

Anneke and Ironwood will be performing repertoire from their new disc Mozart: Stolen Beauties at St George's Hanover Square, London on Tuesday 21st of July 2015. Tickets are available in advance from www.wegottickets.com (£10, £5 concessions) or on the door (£12, £8 concession). 

Repertoire to include:

Anon - Air varié pour corno (sur "La ci darem il mano").
Giovani Punto - Trois duos in E-Flat Major, Op. A, Deuxième duo.
Michael Haydn - Romance in A-flat major for horn and string quartet.
W.A.Mozart arr. Balham Livius - Concertante for the pianoforte, horn, viola and violoncello arranged from a Sonata by Mozart (‘Kegelstatt’ Trio).
W.A. Mozart’ - Quintet in E-flat major for horn and strings (KV407/386c).

 

Tickets now available for
St George's Hanover Square, London
from www.WeGotTickets.com


1st of May, 2015

Release of new disc: Another Voice: the operatic fantasias of Jacques François Gallay.

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Now available from www.resonusclassics.com featuring Anneke Scott (cor solo by M.A.Raoux belonging to the Bate Collection, Oxford) Steven Devine (grand piano by Érard belonging to the University of Birmingham) and Lucy Crowe (soprano).

Read and hear more about this disc here


20th of April, 2015

Anneke Scott and Steven Devine (piano) perform live on BBC Radio 3's IN TUNE.

In the lead up to the release of the new "Songs of Love, War & Melancholy" disc (1st of May, 2015 on Resonus Classics) Anneke and Steven perform works of Gallay live on Radio 3 and discuss the new disc. Listen here to the broadcast.


16th of April, 2015

New Syrinx disc - Telemann music for oboes, horns and bassoons

Anneke will be one of the musicians featured on the imminent release of the wind chamber music ensemble Syrinx's new disc. Due for release on the Resonus Classics label on the 1st of May the disc features Belinda Paul (oboe), Ann Allen (oboe), Hanna Geisel (taille), Anneke Scott (horn), Kate Goldsmith (horn), Sally Holman (bassoon), Inge Maria Klaucke (bassoon) and Dan Tidhar (harpischord).

The all Telemann disc includes:

Overture in F TWV 44:7
Overture in C minor TWV 55:c3
Concerto a5 in D TWV 44:2
Overture in B Flat TWV 55:B3
Overture in F TWV 44:14 Les Paysans

Concerts launching the disc will include: 

Cambridge: 18th of May, 7.30pm
West Road Concert Hall CB3 9DP
tickets on the door £15/£10
or from Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357851

Oxford: 19th of May, 7.30pm
Holywell Music Room OX1 3SD
tickets on the door £12/£10
or from Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305

London: 21st of May, 7.30pm
St Pancras Old Church NW1 1UL
Tickets on the door £15/£12

Fakenham: 22nd of May 6pm
Fakenham Methodist Church NR21 9DX
Tickets on the door £10/£4.50
or from Fakenham Classic Music £9 01328 856582


22nd of March, 2015

Just announced, UK and Australia concerts to mark launch of Mozart: Stolen Beauties

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7.30pm - Friday 1st May, 2015.  Newcastle Christ Church Cathedral
7.30pm - Saturday 2nd May, 2015. Glenbrook (Blue Mountains) St Finbar's Church
3pm, - Sunday 3rd May, 2015. Glebe Town Hall, Sydney
6.30pm - Monday 4th of May, 2015. fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

7.30pm Tuesday 21st of July, 2015. London. More details to be announced soon.


1st of March, 2015

Boxwood and Brass
Viennese Harmoniemusik course for Benslow Music
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th Sept 2015. 

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Anneke will be teaching alongside period-instrument specialists Emily Worthington (clarinet) and Robert Percival (bassoon) on the inaugrial Boxwood and Brass Harmonie course at Benslow Music. Students will have the opportunity pend the weekend immersed in the wind ensemble music of Vienna and Bohemia 1780-1820 on this brand new course in the beautiful surroundings of Benslow Music in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. The course tutors will guide students through works by Mozart, Beethoven and Krommer as well as historical transcriptions of operatic and symphonic music.

Both natural horn and modern horn players of confident grade 6 to conservatoire level are welcome to apply. Further information can be found at: www.benslowmusic.org.


6th of February, 2015

Launch of Mozart: Stolen Beauties disc with Ironwood Chamber Ensemble on ABC Classics

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Mozart left to horn players a lasting legacy of iconic works. Taking one of his most memorable works - Mozart's Quintet in E flat K.447 - Anneke Scott and Ironwood illustrate the various ways in which Mozart’s works have been “appropriated” for the horn, or, in one case how Mozart “appropriated” a work for himself. Through repertoire by Mozart, Michael Haydn, Giovanni Punto and others the musicians explore the golden age of the virtuosic hand horn and the early experimental days of the valve horn. 

Anneke Scott - natural and piston horns

IRONWOOD
Alice Evans & Julia Fredersdorff - violins
Nicole Forsyth & Heather Lloyd - violas
Daniel Yeadon - cello
Neal Peres Da Costa - fortepiano

Read and hear more about this disc here.


23rd of January, 2015

The "grasshopper" horn 

Prior to the launch of the new ABC Classics disc "Mozart: Stolen Beauties" which features Anneke on both piston and natural horn, Anneke explains about the history of the cor sauterelle in this short video.


29th of December, 2014

A taste of things to come!

A late Christmas / early new year present! Here's a glimpse of the new Gallay disc - "Another Voice" which will feature six of his operatic fantasias for horn and piano plus three song settings. Due for release on Resonus Classics in May 2015.


19th of October, 2014

Anneke has just been appointed tutor of natural horn at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

She's looking forward to starting teaching there this Autumn term and to continuing her teaching at the University of Birmingham as well as contributing to the "Informed Performer" performance practice lectures at Trinity Laban. 

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Read more about her education work here.


1st of September, 2014

The launch of Plumstead Peculiar Press

As part of her recent succesful Kickstarter campaign Anneke produced and published a number of works by the French composer and virtuoso horn player Jacques-François Gallay. Over the last few years Anneke has ammased a library of her own editions of works for horn. Many of the original sources of these works have been hidden away in libraries and she initially produced these editions for her own performances. Seeing the interest that the horn players around the world have had in the editions produced for the Kickstarter campaign it seemed that there was indeed an appetite for new publications of these "peculiar" works and Plumstead Peculiar Press (www.plumstead-peculiars.com) was founded.


RECENT REVIEWS

"Scott is a wonderfully expressive and agile horn player. She goes for, and gets, maximum emotional impact in each piece. Sometimes she is smooth, sometimes raucous, sometimes singing softly, sometimes dancing with bounce, but she is always musically engaged." The Horn Call July 2014

Read more reviews here