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    Haddow, Gillianne

    Violist from Scotland who studied with James Durant, a teacher at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.


    Groups with whom she has worked include the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Glasgow Festival Strings, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Ensemble, and the Waveney Sinfonia.


    On 18th July 1998, she gave the world premiere of Edward McGuire’s “Viola Concerto” with the Glasgow Festival Strings at the 26th International Viola Congress.


    She and pianist Peter Evans premiered Sally Beamish’s “Viola Sonata” at The Town House in Haddington in March 2002.


    On 10th May 2003, she and Andrew Storey were the guest soloists of the Waveney Sinfonia at Trinity Methodist Church in Lowestoft, where they performed the “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola” of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


    She participated in a New York Viola Society concert in 2006 that included George Benjamin’s “Viola, Viola”, York Bowen’s “Fantasie Quartet”, Benjamin Dale’s “Introduction and Andante”, and Ichiro Nodaira’s “Transformation I on the Ciaconna for Violin, BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach”.


    On 19th July 2007, she took part in the Florida International Festival in Elizabeth Hall at Stetson University.  The program, entitled “Music from the British Isles”, comprised English ballads, Irish jigs, Scottish whirling ceilidh music, and Welsh songs of lost love.  These were interspersed with readings from British authors such as William Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas.


    She was the violist du jour on 29th May 2009 at the Assembly Rooms in Bath where she and her colleagues performed Johannes Brahms’ “String Sextet No. 1 in B flat, Op. 18” and Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4”.


    In May 2012, she and other members of the LSO recorded the first movement of “Septet in E flat, Op. 20” by Ludwig van Beethoven as part of the orchestra’s Discovery program.


    Recordings on which she appears include:  Classikhan, The Dust Bowl Symphony, Holst:  The Planets and John Adams:  A Flowering Tree with the LSO, The Celtic by Dave Heath, The Dreaming Sea by Karen Matheson, Ideale:  Songs of Paolo Tosti by Ben Heppner, Perthshire Amber by Dougie MacLean, Ravel/Shostakovich with the Scottish Ensemble, and Tears of the Angels by the BT Scottish Ensemble and John Tavener.



    1. http://www.vioolschoolsillem.nl/home/files/viola_teacher_james_durrant_web.pdf
    2. http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com/members/edward_mcguire/works/w6916/
    3. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-12978426.html
    4. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/chrisboon/waveneysinfonia/Programmes%20in%20PDF/Prog%20May%2003%20v2.pdf
    5. http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/viola/message/45605?o=1&d=-1
    6. http://eventful.com/daytonabeach/events/florida-international-festival-tippen-davidson-/E0-001-003890555-8
    7. http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=7158
    8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKlj6vzmuvo
    9. http://www.discogs.com/search?q=Gillianne+Haddow&type=all
    10. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/gillianne-haddow-mn0001892235
    11. http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-ravel-shostakovich-sacd.aspx












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