Young Voice: Scott Kerr

With a decade of study at Scotland’s national conservatoire under his belt and playing for the country’s champion band, 25-year-old Scott Kerr is earning a glowing reputation as one of the leading euphonium players of his generation. Mark Good finds out more.

MG: Congratulations on your recent graduation. How do you reflect upon your studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland?

SK: I started at the Royal Conservatoire – then the RSAMD - in the Junior Department. It was the vibrant and exciting environment there that cemented my aspirations to study at RCS and to become part of the family. Looking back at my decade there, I can't imagine what my life would have been without it.

My first degree was the Bachelor of Education. Under the tutelage of Tony Swainson, my interest in performance and performance practice heightened, and my ambition to embark upon a Masters Degree after my probationary year worked its way into my plans. I have just graduated with a Masters, of which I’m really proud. I endeavoured to work extremely hard and had lots of opportunities, including working professionally, acting as an ambassador for the RCS in the Cayman Islands as a soloist, commissioning and recording my music, and exploring the…

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