Breaking: Scots appoint an American co-leader

October 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht

1 comment.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has taken two years to fill a front-row vacancy. It’s new co-leader (or concertmaster) will be the American violinist Sharon Roffman, who shares duties with Maya Iwabuchi.

Roffman, 38, a Juilliard graduate, is also concertmaster of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse.

She starts work early next year, inheriting the seat vacated by James Clark, the Liverpool leader, who gave up commuting to Glasgow two years ago.


Comments (1)

  1. Hugh Jorgan says:

    Nice performance. She evidently has little Toulouse by accepting the new position.

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