Scott Dickinson


Scott Dickinson was born in Glasgow and studied in Manchester, London and Salzburg, where he won the 1996 Mozarteum Concerto Competition.

He has appeared with Karen Cargill, Ivry Gitlis, Steven Isserlis, Dorothea Röschmann , the Brodsky, Chilingirian, Elias, Maxwell, Navarra and Royal Quartets, regularly with the Hebrides, Nash , Wigmore Soloists and Red Note Ensembles and as guest principal viola with numerous orchestras including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia of London, Swedish Radio Symphony, the John Wilson Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the World Orchestra for Peace.

For five years he was a member of the Leopold String Trio, performing worldwide ( including Carnegie Hall, New York, Musikverein, Vienna , on CD and frequently at the Wigmore Hall, London ) and since 2002 he has been principal viola of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra , with whom he has also regularly appeared as soloist, including performances of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante to celebrate Donald Runnicles’ birthday and “Jubilus” by Jonathan Harvey on CD which was nominated for a Gramophone award.

Recent projects include an acclaimed solo video for Hebrides Ensemble’s “Inner Hebrides” series and a number of commissions of duos – for two violas with his BBCSSO desk partner Andrew Berridge and for flute and viola with his wife Susan Frank .
Scott loves words , wildernesses and people and is passionate about the benefits of music in all areas of society. He teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is an Artistic Advisor to the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians.