Gleneagles has unveiled a partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, to support, celebrate and showcase the next generation of performing artists trained in Scotland.
The Perthshire hotel will be investing in creative talent through the Gleneagles Scholarship, which will provide financial assistance to the successful recipient.
The first recipient of the inaugural scholarship, which has been designed to provide financial support to an exceptional young Scottish musician enabling him or her to study at master’s level at the prestigious institution, will be announced this month.
Gleneagles will also support the work of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) students through the sponsorship of a range of gala performances at high-profile locations, including the hotel ballroom and the city halls concert venue in Glasgow.
Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “Scotland’s national conservatoire is one of the best in the world, ranking alongside the great performing arts institutions of Europe, the US and the Far East.
“It’s of great credit to the Gleneagles team that they share our passion and see the importance of investing in young people and the arts in Scotland.
“We’re excited at the potential this partnership has for our students and we look forward very much to the opportunities for the next generation of exceptional artists that we will create and deliver together.”
Gleneagles’ managing director, Bernard Murphy, said: “Scottish higher education has made a positive impact on the world for centuries and, with this partnership, we look forward to making a positive impact on Scottish higher education in the years ahead.”
Throughout the year, the partnership will provide performance opportunities for students studying across the wide range of performing arts disciplines taught at RCS ranked sixth in the world for its educational experience.
The first of these will be the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Gleneagles gala dinner, taking place in the hotel on Saturday November 5 which will feature a chamber orchestra, a series of opera and music performances.