Brothers Jonathan and Tom perform internationally in instrumental combinations
which cover the entire keyboard spectrum, including Piano Duet, Piano
& Organ, and Harmonium & Piano. Their online performance videos
have totalled over 30 million views and their regular online concerts
since March 2020 reached a worldwide audience of well over 1 million people.
Recent and forthcoming performances include concerts across the UK, as
well as Spain (Madrid National Auditorium), France (Toulouse Organ Festival,
Evreux Cathedral), Germany (Staatsoper Berlin, European Harmonium Festival),
Belgium (Salle Philharmonique Liège), Norway (Stavanger Concert
Hall), Latvia (Liepaja Organ Festival), Switzerland (Fribourg Organ Festival),
Taiwan (Taipei National Concert Hall, Kaohsiung Center for the Arts),
Singapore (Victoria Concert Hall) and South Korea (Lotte Concert Hall,
Scott Brothers Duo are the winners of the 2019 ECHO (European Cities of
Historical Organs) competition to create a performance which introduces
the pipe organ to a young audience. Their project combines animation and
organ music and will be performed at major festivals across Europe in
Born in Manchester, Jonathan and Tom both studied at Chethams School
of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).
Tom read Music on the joint course at The University of Manchester, gained
the Sir Thomas Beecham Medal for Excellence in his degree, and achieved
a distinction in his Masters degree. He made his concerto debut with the
Hallé Orchestra, aged 17, with Prokofievs Piano Concerto
No.1 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Tom is also a keen artist and
animator, and creates animations to accompany live classical concerts.
This has led to many exciting projects (including commissions by the BBC)
and concert performances with orchestras and ensembles worldwide (Canada,
USA, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia). As a composer, Tom's work ranges
from instrumental to acousmatic compositions and audio/visual works, and
his music has been performed across Europe and USA. He completed his PhD
in electroacoustic composition at The University Of Manchester (supported
by AHRC funding).
Jonathan continued his studies in USA and Holland, won the coveted Worshipful
Company of Musicians WT Best Scholarship and gold medal, and is a Freeman
of The City of London. Jonathan has been a member of the keyboard staff
at RNCM since 2001 and is Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Jonathans recent performances have included numerous international
recital and concerto appearances as pianist and organist. In 2017 Jonathan
gave the world premiere of the new organ concerto '6000 Pipes!' by Sir
Karl Jenkins for Hull UK City of Culture and he toured this work throughout
2019, including a special gala performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London
with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer. Other
recent highlights include a series of Concerto performances with the National
Chinese Orchestra of Taiwan, a European concerto tour with the Hong Kong
Chinese Orchestra, and a solo evening organ recital from the Royal Albert
Hall, London for the 2020 BBC Proms.
Scott Brothers Duo have recorded several CDs on their own label to great
critical acclaim. The discs have received wide international airplay,
including their own special editions of BBC Radio 2s The Organist
Entertains. Their latest CD recording Piano and Organ Favourites
was released in November 2020.
Find out more about Scott Brothers Duo's
performance combinations below: