Angus Ramsay




Angus Ramsay initially studied the violin with Leonard Friedman, before moving to the Bernese Conservatoire in Switzerland, where he was a pupil of Max Rostal for five years. In 1975 Angus was appointed principal second violin of the Wurtemberg Chamber Orchestra: the following year he was made associate leader of the prestigious Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, a post he held for nine years. Since 1985 he has been principal second violin of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, and in 1991, Angus founded the Glasgow Viennese Strings, subsequently touring all over Scotland. He was Artistic Director of the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival between 1994 and 2000, and in 2001 Angus co-founded the Cantilena Festival on Islay with two close colleagues, Scott Mitchell and Adrian Shepherd. Angus has been violin teacher in both the senior and junior departments of the RCS[formerly RSAMD] in Glasgow since 1989. Angus plays on a violin made in 2010 by the celebrated violin-maker Roger Hansell of Yorkshire.

Saida de Lyon




Born in London, Saida's early musical experiences started with recorder and piano lessons, subsequently the piccolo and flute. Accepted as a junior student at the RSAMD, she found that the flute was too easy to carry around and decided to make life more difficult and learn the harp! After leaving school Saïda studied at the RSAMD and the RAM London before embarking on a freelance career. Saïda worked with the SCO, BBC SSO, RSNO, taught at the RSAMD and privately, played for functions, weddings, music clubs etc. After playing at the opening of the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh, Saida was subsequently asked to work as the resident harpist in Oslo and Gothenburg. In 1988 Saïda was offered the position of Principal Harp at the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

Angus & Saida

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