These events are for local musicians who come together for the day with Aaron to be tutored on works for small string orchestra. There are around 20 places available for string players. Music is available in advance to allow for some preparation.
09.30 Arrival and set up (refreshments provided)
10.00 – 12.00 Tutored Session
12.00 – 12.45 Lunch
13.00 – 15.20 Tutored Session (including refreshment break)
15.30 – 16.00 Performance session
Lunch is available at the Centre cafe for £9 (soup/sandwiches/tea/coffee).
Dr Aaron McGregor is a freelance violinist and Lecturer in Music (Performance) at the University of Aberdeen. Aaron’s performance background ranges across a spectrum of styles, including modern and baroque violin, and Scottish traditional fiddle. He has performed with ensembles such as the Dunedin Consort, Ludus Baroque, Oxford Baroque, Ex Cathedra, RSNO, Scottish Ensemble, Scottish Ballet and Manchester Camerata. Aaron is a leading exponent of 17th and 18th-century Scottish fiddle music, performing regularly with Concerto Caledonia. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Aaron completed an MMus in Historically Informed Performance Practice with distinction at the University of Glasgow and the RCS in 2014. He led the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, NYOS strings, the Edinburgh University orchestras and performed concertos including Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, and Bach with the Edinburgh University orchestras. In January 2020, he completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow, his research focussing on the early history of the violin in Scotland.