Inner Hebrides – portraits of our artists

23 July 2021

It's fair to say that the last 18 months have been a rollercoaster for any performing arts organisation - here at Hebrides we've been repeatedly planning, cancelling, rescheduling, reorganising and hoping that things will start to settle down. We're grateful that Creative Scotland have supported us during this time with a Sustaining Creative Development grant which offered us the chance to organise a series of five Covid-safe solo performances by members of the Ensemble - but as we started to plan these in early 2021 it became clear that we wouldn't be able to welcome an audience and the performances would need to take place behind closed doors.

Thanks to the imagination of our players, Artistic Director Will Conway and our amazing filming partners Flux Video, the solo concerts have transformed to become five intimate filmed portraits of our artists - showcasing some of their favourite works for their instruments as well as including interviews which illustrate what the music means to them, and how they've felt over the last year.

The final films will be released throughout the autumn and feature Charlotte Ashton, flute; Yann Ghiro, clarinet; Zoë Beyers, violin; Scott Dickinson, viola; and William Conway, cello.

More upcoming events & news

Inner Hebrides – William Conway

The fifth and final Inner Hebrides film features our Artistic Director William Conway, filmed spectacularly at the Institut français d’Écosse, and at the top of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh! Enjoy wonderful performances alongside insights into his musical journey, and inspirations as Artistic Director of Hebrides Ensemble for over 30 years.

Inner Hebrides – Yann Ghiro

The third of our Inner Hebrides films features our outstanding French clarinettist Yann Ghiro, displaying his incredible virtuosity on B flat and bass clarinet, as well as his very personal thoughts on music and what it means to him.

Inner Hebrides – Zoë Beyers

The second of our Inner Hebrides films features our outstanding violinist Zoë Beyers, an opportunity to hear her virtuosity and musicianship, as well as thoughts on what music means to her.

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