Making great music at the Heart of Scotland

Autumn 2021 Playing for real!

Next Concert

November 21st 2021

QV School Chapel, Dunblane

4 - 5pm

Although we are not out of the "Covid woods" yet, we are at last in a position to plan our November 21st 2021 concert and the committee has been busy behind the scenes doing just this.


We are all looking forward to meeting up again and our concert on November 21st features Dundee born pianist Phillip Leslie playing Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto.


Phillip started his piano tuition aged seven in Cornwall and is a first-class honours graduate from Trinity Laban and a recipient of the Silver Medal Keyboard Award.

He studied with Philip Fowke, Martino Tirimo, Peter Tuite & Margaret Fingerhut. Accolades include the Weingarten Prize for Piano and Angela Rinsler Award (EPTA). He has worked with Stephen Hough, Antti Siirala, Boris Petruchansky, Jonathan Plowright & Leon McCawley.

Philip made his debut at the Southbank Centre in January 2019 where he performed works by Knussen & Boulez. Recently he won 2nd Prize at the Liszt International Piano Society Competition.


Phillip Leslie

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Future Concerts

May 2022

Other Events

We hope to run another adult Play Day in 2022.

Our 2019 Play Day

On Sunday October 6th last year Dunblane Chamber Orchestra held a Musical Play-Day for adults.  The idea for this day came from the DCO audience members who told us over the years about being lapsed musicians or just starting to play an instrument in retirement, but not having the experience to join a group yet.  So, we thought we could help, and with funding from Stirling Council and The Co op, we set about organising and advertising our Play Day.


Our group of 54 musicians ranged from grades 1 – 5 and were initially divided into strings and winds for two sessions.  For the final session of the day the two groups came together to form an orchestra.  They were amazing!


On hand to act as “buddies” for our players were members of the DCO.  There was a wide range of music played, and it was chosen progressively to enable the players to feel comfortable with different styles and gain confidence as the day went on.  In the final session the strings played a section of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Musik and the winds a Shostakovich Waltz.  Both groups joined forces in a little bit of Beethoven’s Ist Symphony which the DCO  performed at their November 2019 concert.  

The day was enhanced with home-baking and a great atmosphere.  Well done to everyone who took part and helped to make the event possible.

Meet the Orchestra

Principal Conductor: 

Robert Baxter