Head of Strings - Hector Scott

Music Department


Hector (violin/viola), was born in Edinburgh, and is Head of Strings at Marlborough College having previously been Head of Instrumental Studies at George Watson’s College and Clifton Hall School, Edinburgh. He won all the string prizes at the RSAMD in Glasgow 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 led the NEC Honors Quartet.  Hector also qualified as a Susuki violin teacher.

He is passionate about chamber music having led the Saltire Quartet while resident Quartet at Queen’s Hall and Chrysanth Trio. As a performer, he has performed at Music Clubs and concert venues throughout Scotland and has been a frequent guest on Television and BBC Radio. Hector serves on the Music Advisory Committee for the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust.

Recordings are: “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.