Formed in December 1935 by Scottish composer and conductor Ian Whyte, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is recognised as one of the UK's leading orchestras. The winner of several awards, including a Royal Philharmonic Society Award and four Gramophone Awards, its wide repertoire and flexible approach means it can perform complex contemporary pieces alongside major symphonic works.
The orchestra has a busy broadcasting schedule on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Television and also records commercially.
One of the UK's leading interpreters of new music, the BBC SSO has a close working relationship with many of today's leading composers.
The BBC SSO's first Artist-in-Association is New York based composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher.