The  The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256 The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting and Championing Voluntary Music
Leader - Hazel McDonald
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Hazel McDonald has been a member of the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra since 1994. After meeting her former teacher, Bob Nelson, and being encouraged to audition for the orchestra, Hazel has been a committed member ever since. Hazel has been playing violin since she was four, studying with Bob Nelson at Junior RSAMD and Christine Nelson privately before going to University to study Civil Engineering at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities. After qualifying, Hazel returned to violin study with Wilson Hainey and Kanako Ito, both of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, gaining DipABRSM (Dist) in 2014. Hazel also plays regularly with the Amicus Orchestra and also enjoys taking part in solo performances at her church, concerts in and around Moffat, and chamber music with friends and family.
Leaders of the GCO
Hazel McDonald
2018 -
Hazel McDonald John Thompson
co-leaders 2015-2018
Bob Nelson
1999 - 2014
Sam Murdoch
1985 - 1998
Nigel Capps
1984 - 1985
Sam Murdoch
1974 - 1984
Morrison Dunbar
1967 - 1974
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About the GCO

 The Orchestra The Orchestra Conductors Conductors Leaders Leaders Committee Committee
The GCO is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256
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Leader - Hazel McDonald
Hazel McDonald has been a member of the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra since 1994. After meeting her former teacher, Bob Nelson, and being encouraged to audition for the orchestra, Hazel has been a committed member ever since. Hazel has been playing violin since she was four, studying with Bob Nelson at Junior RSAMD and Christine Nelson privately before going to University to study Civil Engineering at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities. After qualifying, Hazel returned to violin study with Wilson Hainey and Kanako Ito, both of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, gaining DipABRSM (Dist) in 2014. Hazel also plays regularly with the Amicus Orchestra and also enjoys taking part in solo performances at her church, concerts in and around Moffat, and chamber music with friends and family.
Leaders of the GCO
Hazel McDonald
2018 -
Hazel McDonald John Thompson
co-leaders 2015-2018
Bob Nelson
1999 - 2014
Sam Murdoch
1985 - 1998
Nigel Capps
1984 - 1985
Sam Murdoch
1974 - 1984
Morrison Dunbar
1967 - 1974
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About the GCO

The Orchestra The Orchestra Conductors Conductors Leaders Leaders Committee Committee

Leaders of the GCO