Royal Scottish Orchestra Concertmaster Announces Departure

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has today announced Co-Leader James Clark will step down at the end of this current month – after 5 years in the principal chair.

James, who also currently serves as Co-Concertmaster of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, has indicated he is leaving the ensemble to devote more time to chamber music projects and to his family.

“Working alongside James has been an absolute pleasure … his talent as a top-flight orchestral musician cannot be questioned - he leaves with us a legacy of an ensemble in great shape and we would all like to wish him the very best for the future,” Music Director Peter Oundjian has said in a statement.

The orchestra has indicated that they will invite a series of Guest Concertmasters, to lead the orchestra whilst the search for a successor takes place.