Glasgow Chamber Orchestra

The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256

The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting & Championing Voluntary Music

West End Festival Summer Concert

Saturday 1 June 2019                                      

Venue - Bute Hall, University of Glasgow @ 7.30pm

Conductor - Robert Baxter

Leader - Hazel McDonald


Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor"


Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33

soloist - Balazs Renczes (cello)


Scheherazade Opus 35


Balazs Renczes, our cello soloist

Photo courtesy of Robbie MacFadzean/RCS

Tickets for this fantastic Summer Concert are now available from member of the orchestra or from our online booking site Just click on the button below, to be taken to their ticketing site and purchase your tickets today!  Note: a small booking fee will apply.

Ticket prices are as follows:





Under 18s


Our Soloist - Balazs Renczes

Balazs Renczes was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1994. He started to play the cello when he turned 5 years old and at the age of 14 he attended the Preparatory Course of the Exceptionally Talented Students of the Liszt Academy of Music, where he studied with György Déri PhD for 5 years. After that, he moved to Scotland where he studied with with Robert Irvine at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for  a further 4 years.

He has performed a number Cello Concertos with several professional orchestras. He has participated in several national and international competitions and won several prizes (the latest being: International Cello Competition Agimus for Premio Citta di Padova: 1st Prize, RCS Classical Concerto Competition: 1st Prize, Suggia Award by Help Musicians UK).  At the age of 21, he was offered a trial for Principal Cello of Scottish Opera. He also won the Scottish Ensemble Young Artist Scheme, and through that he had the chance to perform in several venues throughout the UK including the Wigmore Hall in London.  He has also performed to His Royal Highness, the Duke of Rothesay on multiple occasions. In Feburary 2018, he was awarded a trial for Principal Cello No. 2 with the BBC Concert Orchestra.