The partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Gleneagles continues to thrive, and this year includes the support of another Gleneagles Scholar, alongside the creation of a new Gleneagles Ensemble, designed to nurture young musicians within this iconic Scottish destination.

Driven by a desire to be at the top of their sectors within a global landscape, Gleneagles and RCS are united in the pursuit of excellence and their commitment to nurture outstanding talent here in Scotland.

Gleneagles has chosen to support a student of exceptional ability in their studies, and this year, Doctor of Performance jazz pianist Peter Johnstone (pictured above) is the recipient of the prestigious Gleneagles Scholarship.

The Scholarship will allow Peter to focus his attention on pursuing his musical goals, without the additional financial pressures often faced by students undertaking high level study.

Peter is thrilled to be the second Gleneagles Scholar: “I’m very much looking forward to performing in Gleneagles which has so many unique performance spaces and attracts visitors from all over the world, and allowing its special nature to shape my improvisations in new and exciting directions.”

The new Gleneagles Ensemble also features four jazz students who will perform as the hotel’s in-house jazz band. Tom Stephenson (guitar), Matt Carmichael (saxophone), Mark Hendry (bass) and Dominykas Snarskis (drums) will perform at a series of exclusive events, and made their debut performance in London in October to mark the launch of Gleneagles’ new luxury leather collection.

As the exclusive jazz band for Gleneagles, the ensemble will have the opportunity to perform for an international audience, bringing the mood of the roaring twenties to the world-renowned Perthshire resort.

As the exclusive jazz band for Gleneagles, the ensemble will have the opportunity to perform for an international audience, bringing the mood of the roaring twenties to the world-renowned Perthshire resort.