The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Hugh S Roberton Scots Song competition is a very popular event at our conservatoire. It took place today at the RCS Ledger Recital room starting at 1400.
It was great to learn two traditional Scottish songs, the pieces I chose were:
MacMillan – ‘Scots Song’ 1991 and an adaption of a poem by Carolina Oliphant – ‘The Laird O’ Cockpen’
I was accompanied on piano in the competition by third year student George Todica from Romania.
It was an open competition featuring around 20 students who all performed their favourite two traditional Scots songs. The competition was running a little ahead of schedule and when I approached the room for my ten minute call I was asked to go straight on. I announced my songs to give me a bit of breathing space. I really enjoyed the performance space and the audience was fabulous and seemed to enjoy my songs.
I have put a video of me performing “Scots Song” at the Kathleen Ferrier Competition and I do hope you enjoy it. Since the recording I have been working on the bottom range of the song to try and improve my performance and it did feel a little better today.
The winner of today’s competition was my good friend Christian Schneeberger a tenor on the Master’s program at RCS
and second place went to Kenneth Reid from the Opera school both fabulous performances and I was elated to be awarded third place for my performance. I will continue to work on these songs and try my best to perfect them,
Upcoming performances, keep an eye on my events page on facebook and I’d appreciate it if you could like my page if you haven’t already 😉 and if you have thank you very much.
On Saturday 30th November 2013 I will be at the Bowdon Festival in Cheshire.
On Friday 6th December 2013 I am performing at Cumbernauld Church in Glasgow.
On Saturday 7th December 2013 I will be singing at a Marie Curie Cancer Care event organised by my friend Alex McFadden in memory of Jim Clark at Roslin, Midlothian (near Edinburgh). I will be singing two solos and a duet with Marcus Kitchen.
On Tuesday 10th December 2013 I will be singing with the Les Sirenes Female Chamber Choir at St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow.