Our Members

The EIO is thrilled to have some of the most exciting young musicians play with us. We also prize ourselves on being totally and uniquely flexible – and so you’ll rarely see the same line up for more than one concert.

However, we do have some regulars that we’d like to introduce you to.

Calum Zuckert

Founder and Conductor

Founder and conductor of the EIO, Calum is passionate about widening classical music audiences.

Calum is a conductor with extensive experience in orchestral, operatic and choral repertoire. Recent work has also included the training of young voices and some study in liturgical music. He has completed a Masters in Choral Conducting at the University of Cambridge and works as a freelance musician.

Peter Longworth


Peter is an internationally performed composer whose music stems from a love of storytelling and colour.

Described as “dazzlingly-atmospheric”, Peter’s music has been performed internationally. Ensembles who have commissioned his work include the London Mozart Players, the Hebrides Ensemble, the Edinburgh Quartet and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. His music has also been recorded by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra for Ablaze Records. An alumnus of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Composers Programme, Peter studied composition at the Royal College of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he now teaches.


Gabriella Morris


Gabriella is an Edinburgh based painting student and keen jazz musician, with a passion for education.

Drawing on her two loves of art and music, Gabriella has a Foundation in art from Leith School of Art and a music degree from the University of Cambridge. She has enjoyed singing and playing saxophone alongside fine art, freelance photography and design as well as having diverse experience of teaching both art and music at school level.

Ewan Zuckert


Ewan studied at the Royal College of Music (RCM), as a Scholar, on the Artist Diploma in Performance course; taught by Andrew Marriner, Richard Hosford, Timothy Lines, Colin Lawson and Michael Collins, having previously graduated with distinction in his RCM Masters, and with First Class Honours from RCS. He has played with many notable ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, MacOpera, Scottish Opera and Dunedin Consort. Ewan is also on deputy lists with BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orpheus Sinfonia. As a soloist, Ewan has played in the Elgar Rooms, Usher Hall, Queen’s Hall, and  recorded for Nimbus and in numerous chamber groups for various labels.

Eve Kennedy


Scottish violinist Eve Kennedy is looking forward to working with the Edinburgh Incidental Orchestra alongside her other chamber and solo performance engagements this year.

As a soloist, Eve Kennedy recently performed with the Southbank Sinfonia as a prizewinner of the Derek Butler Concerto Competition, in addition to performances of the Bruch, Mendelssohn, and Vivaldi Four Seasons concertos.

Recent chamber music concerts include performances at the Royal Opera House in London, the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, and live performances on the flagship “In Tune” programme for BBC Radio 3.

Colin McKee


Having worked as a soloist and leader of EIO in the past, Colin now enjoys working as a professional Violinist, in Scotland and around the UK.

Colin is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is currently working as a freelance musician based in Scotland, where he regularly works with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, along with many other engagements including tutoring and session work.

Matthew Howells


Matthew is a Masters graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and currently works as a freelancer and teacher across Scotland. He has worked with orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Matthew is a passionate chamber musician and is a long-standing member of wind quintet, Sirocco Winds, whose achievements include playing live on Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland, entertaining guests on the National Trust of Scotland’s cruises and performing in prestigious festivals including the St Magnus International Festival, the Cumnock Tryst and Music at Paxton.

Having played principal flute with EIO in the past, Matthew is looking forward to returning to perform and get involved in outreach work as part of this new chapter for the orchestra.

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