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Jun 21 2022


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm



Summer Organ Festival: Scott Brothers Duo World Premiere of ‘A Cathedral’s Story’

Brothers Jonathan & Tom Scott present an unmissable concert of duos for piano and organ, demonstrating the full range of sounds and colours available from this brilliant combination, in the stunning setting of Ripon Cathedral. Their programme includes popular classics, such as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, as well as Tom Scott’s new animation and music “A Cathedral’s Story”, which tells the story of Ripon Cathedral, from Anglo-Saxon beginnings to the present day, all accompanied by organ, piano and animation!


Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) arr. Scott Overture to The Barber of Seville

Tom Scott (b.1981)
A Cathedral’s Story (Celebrating 1350 years of Ripon Cathedral)

Paul Dukas (1865-1935) arr. Scott The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) arr. Scott Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque)

George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr. Scott Rhapsody in Blue

SCOTT BROTHERS DUO Jonathan & Tom Scott

Brothers Jonathan and Tom perform internationally in instrumental combinations which cover the entire keyboard spectrum, including Piano Duet, Piano & Organ, and Harmonium & Piano. Their online performance videos have totalled nearly 50 million views and their regular online concerts since March 2020 have reached a worldwide audience of over 6 million people.

Recent and forthcoming performances include concerts across the UK, as well as Spain (Madrid National Auditorium), France (Toulouse Organ Festival, Evreux Cathedral), Germany (Staatsoper Berlin, European Harmonium Festival), Belgium (Salle Philharmonique Liège), Norway (Stavanger Concert Hall), Latvia (Liepaja Organ Festival), Switzerland (Fribourg Organ Festival), Taiwan (Taipei National Concert Hall, Kaohsiung Center for the Arts), Singapore (Victoria Concert Hall) and South Korea (Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul).

Scott Brothers Duo are the winners of the 2019 ECHO (European Cities of Historical Organs) competition to create a performance which introduces the pipe organ to a young audience. Their project combines animation and organ music and will be performed at major festivals across Europe in 2022

Born in Manchester, Jonathan and Tom both studied at Chetham’s School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).

Tom read Music on the joint course at The University of Manchester, gained the Sir Thomas Beecham Medal for Excellence in his degree, and achieved a distinction in his Masters degree. He made his concerto debut with the Hallé Orchestra, aged 17, with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.1 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Tom is also a keen artist and animator, and creates animations to accompany live classical concerts. This has led to many exciting projects (including commissions by the BBC) and concert performances with orchestras and ensembles worldwide (Canada, USA, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia). As a composer, Tom’s work ranges from instrumental to acousmatic compositions and audio/visual works, and his music has been performed across Europe and USA. He completed his PhD in electroacoustic composition at The University Of Manchester (supported by AHRC funding).

Jonathan continued his studies in USA and Holland, won the coveted Worshipful Company of Musicians WT Best Scholarship and gold medal, and is a Freeman of The City of London. Jonathan has been a member of the keyboard staff at RNCM since 2001 and is Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Jonathan’s recent performances have included numerous international recital and concerto appearances as pianist and organist. In 2017 Jonathan gave the world premiere of the new organ concerto ‘6000 Pipes!’ by Sir Karl Jenkins for Hull UK City of Culture and he toured this work throughout 2019, including a special gala performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer. Other recent highlights include a series of Concerto performances with the National Chinese Orchestra of Taiwan, a European concerto tour with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and a solo evening organ recital from the Royal Albert Hall, London for the 2020 BBC Proms.

For more information please visit www.scottbrothersduo.com

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