Ian Scott is the Principal
Clarinet of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and a regular guest principal with the
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera
House Covent Garden.
He was born in Perth,
Scotland where he first began lessons with Charles Maynes. He
studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with Henry Morrison and
at the University of Arizona with John Denman winning major prizes at both
establishments. From 1980-1986 he was Principal Clarinet with the Gulbenkian
Orchestra in Lisbon.
He has appeared as soloist
with I Solisti Veneti and the Orchestra da Camera di Padova in Italy, the
Gulbenkian Orchestra in Portugal and on tour to the Far East, and with numerous orchestras
in Britain, including the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, London Musici, the City
of Oxford Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia and the Guildford Philharmonic.
He is a founder
member of London's leading clarinet sextet, The Clarinet Section which records
for the label Clarinet Classics. His recording for ASV White Line of
British Clarinet Concertos with the Royal Ballet
Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland was released in April 2003. His
latest recording for the Dutton Epoch label is called English Clarinet Concertos
and includes world premiere recordings of the concertos by Leighton Lucas and
Humphrey Procter-Gregg with Barry Wordsworth conducting the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
plays on clarinets made by the English maker Peter Eaton and modified by Alan