Hector Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1969 and undertook his undergraduate studiesat the RSAMD in Glasgow, where he won all the string prizes before going to Switzerland on a Caird Travelling Scholarship to study with Max Rostal and then to the New England Conservatory, Boston, USA, where he won the Concerto Club of Boston Prize, the Margaret Spanel Prize and played in the NEC Honors Quartet. Hector was Head of Instrumental Studies at George Watson’s College and Clifton Hall School, Edinburgh before being appointed Head of Strings at Marlborough College.
While in Scotland, he taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Academy. A passionate advocate of chamber music, Hector led the Saltire Quartet which was Resident Quartet at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, and the Chrysanth Trio. As a performer, he played at Music Clubs and concert venues throughout Scotland, and was a frequent guest on Television and BBC Radio. He freelanced with all the professional orchestras in Scotland, was a member of the BT Scottish Ensemble and is a trained Suzuki method violin teacher. Hector serves on the Music Advisory Committee for the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust.
His recordings are: “300 Years of Music from Scotland” (commissioned by the Bank of Scotland to celebrate its Tercentenary); “GOMA”; “Working Through”; “Donkey’s Ears”; “Breath of June”; “Under the Hammer”; and “Sound Asleep” for Adults, Seniors and Babies, of which “Sound Asleep for Babies” won the Classical Music Magazine’s Record of the Year award in 1993.