Front of House

John Wallace, SFO Front of House Manager from 2019Front of House Manager:
John Wallace

John was born in Orkney in 1990. He started playing the fiddle from age 11. He enjoys the social aspect and uses this as a good excuse for light refreshment when he finds a music session in the pubs of Edinburgh.

John was taught fiddle by Jean Leonard and brought through the Orkney Traditional Music Project, an organisation which has been supported by the SFO.

John joined the SFO in 2009, playing in the first violin section, and has had the opportunity to play with fantastic musicians in brilliant venues both in Scotland and further afield.

As Front of House Manager, he is supported by a great team who work hard to help our audience enjoy our concerts as much as we do.

SFO Front of House Team

The Front of House Team

With a cheery smile and friendly welcoming chat, our front of house team are the first members of the orchestra which the public encounter at every concert.

Over the years the team have established a rapport with our audiences world-wide, ensuring they are kept fully up to date with our latest recordings, up and coming musical events and concerts and as such they are recognised as a vital part of the orchestra’s activities.

The SFO is known universally for its friendliness and family atmosphere and this is due in no small measure to our wonderful front of house team.

Left to right: Norma Kidd, Ethel Prise and Anne McLean.