Rennie Sutherland

ARTFORMS: Clarinet , Music


Scottish clarinettist Rennie Sutherland auditioned and joined the Music School of Douglas Academy in Glasgow in 2011. Throughout his time there and with the support from teachers Josef Pacewicz and Lawrence Gill, Rennie grew as a musician and developed a keen interest in seeking a career in Clarinet.

From 2016 to 2018 Rennie was a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Junior Department and was taught by Alison Waller. Here he was also involved in orchestral projects with conductors such as Christopher Adey and Holly Mathieson. Both as a soloist and within various chamber music groups he won classes at the Glasgow Music Festival.

Rennie was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 2018. As a result of this opportunity, he was fortunate to have worked with critically-acclaimed conductors including Sir Mark Elder and Sir George Benjamin and perform at venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Barbican and at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms.

Rennie gained a place to study at the Royal College of Music with Timothy Lines and Richard Hosford, as a Jamie Milford Award Holder.

How the Award Helped

Rennie's Award supported him in his studies at the Royal College of Music.

"I cannot thank Dewar Arts Awards enough for enabling me to begin my studies at the Royal College of Music. It is an opportunity few are fortunate to get and so I look forward to making the most of it. Thank you!"