Chamber Music Scotland is pleased to announce the appointment of Irish composer Linda Buckley as our inaugural Associate Artist. Linda’s compositions aren’t limited to classical music and span other genres, including folk/traditional, electronic, and mixed media. As a curator, she’s interested in broadening the scope of musical experience, breaking down barriers to classical music, and encouraging more diversity in concert programming. We’re looking forward to building our relationship with Linda during her time as our Associate Artist, beginning with “Thar Farraige (Over Sea)”, a commission that explores new chamber music whilst embracing Irish and Scottish traditional music and language, as part of PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders 2023.
I feel a kinship with the ethos of CMS, which at its heart approaches their work from a generous place – nurturing a sense of community, with a wish to share the immensely rich and communicative power of music.