Ronan Watson – Course Director, String Orchestra

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Ronan Watson took on the role of Course Director of the String Orchestra in 2018 having joined the staff team as viola tutor in 2015. Ronan brings a wealth of professional performing and teaching experience to the role.

Ronan studied viola at the RCS with Catherine Marwood, completing a BMus and PGDip Mus in performance.  As well as being a prize winning soloist, he also enjoyed representing the RCS at various chamber music events including: Quartetfest at the RNCM, The St Magnus Festival, The Trondheim Kammermusik Festival, Norway and the Banff Chamber Music Course, Canada.

Ronan has worked in North Ayrshire Council as an upper strings instructor for 10 years and was recently appointed Acting Head of Instrumental Music. Ronan also runs the North Ayrshire String Project which is part of the Musicworks Department at the RCS.  Despite a busy teaching life, he still enjoys performing across different genres, in particular with the Glasgow based Baroque institution, The Telemann Ensemble.