Arcangelo are delighted to be appearing in concert with Colin Scobie in 2023/24
Born in Edinburgh in 1991, Colin Scobie is already established as one of the most creative and compelling violinists and chamber musicians of his generation. He has performed as concerto soloist to critical acclaim across Europe and further afield, with orchestras including Camerata Nordica, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Arcangelo, La Serenissima and Scottish Ensemble. He has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland numerous times and collaborated with many eminent musicians including Boris Brovtsyn, Imogen Cooper, Marcia Crayford, Martino Tirimo, Moray Welsh and Colin Carr.
In 2010 Colin was appointed 2nd violin of the Fitzwilliam Quartet with whom he performed extensively for 2 years, touring Europe, Africa and America. His desire to explore the possibilities of the quartet repertoire and to lead a young and dynamic quartet led to him joining the Maxwell Quartet as first violin in 2013. Since winning 1st prize and Audience prize at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has toured extensively around Europe, the USA and Asia, as well as having released 2 critically acclaimed discs with Linn Records.
Colin began playing the violin at the age of eight, studying at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, before going on to the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Dona Lee Croft and Lucy Russell. He has given masterclasses at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
When not travelling round the world with his violin, Colin enjoys travelling round the world with his bike and traipsing round Scotland with his son.