"Stevenson's classy arrangements
elicit irrepressible charm
with ne’er a cliched moment".
Ken Walton, Vox Carnyx



October 2022 marks the release of emerging contemporary classical ensemble Earthtones Trio's debut album Sound Tracks on iOcco Classical. A new suite of nine contemporary classical compositions by Scottish composer Euan Stevenson, Sound Tracks is inspired by the people, places and landmarks surrounding Falkirk, the composer's town of birth. Originally commissioned by Classic Music Live! Falkirk (CMLF) and Chamber Music Scotland, Sound Tracks was premiered live in Falkirk in April 2022 and studio recordings of the new compositions are now set for release on 28th October 2022 in tandem with 2nd lead single from the album 'Skirmish'.

To celebrate the album release, Earthtones Trio performed a live preview of Sound Tracks on BBC Radio Scotland's Classics Unwrapped show in September 2022 which is available now to stream on BBC Sounds. With cover art by Scottish illustrator Gavin C. Robinson, Sound Tracks will initially be available to purchase on CD together with sheet music downloads from 28th October 2022, then to stream on major digital music sites. An accompanying podcast series, Sound Tracks: Track by Track, hosted by Stevenson, will also be available on all major platforms from November 2022.


You can purchase the album here which we hope you will enjoy;


You can play along with the Earthtones Trio
with scores complete with original performance mark-ups.

Click HERE for more information.



"...a blossoming dialogue between Taylor and Bryan that is genuinely moving.
Tears will be shed, for all the right reasons."
Vox Carnyx


Watch our new promo video

Here is our promo video for SOUND TRACKS - we hope you enjoy it.

About earthtones trio

Alongside Stevenson on piano, Earthtones Trio features internationally acclaimed Royal Scottish National Orchestra principals; flautist Katherine Bryan and cellist Betsy Taylor. Stevenson’s accessible compositions and arrangements blend elements of classical, jazz and world folk music.

In December 2019, global interest in the group’s distinctive pallet was sparked when Classic FM featured Stevenson’s haunting arrangement of the ancient hymn of Advent, O Come, O Come Emmanuel. The music possesses a spiritual, ‘healing’ quality, also borne out by the soothing feel of the follow up release, Air in D minor.

Released in April 2020 to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Stevenson’s modal  'Air' captures the awe-inspiring natural beauty of some of the remotest landscapes of his native Scotland.

Katherine Bryan
Katherine Bryan made her concerto debut at the age of 15. She has since performed as soloist with orchestras around the world.

Katherine's debut solo recording of concertos was released to great acclaim in 2010. She was nominated for an International Classical Music Award in 2011. Further to this success, Katherine recorded another disc of concertos, which includes the first British recording of the concerto by Christopher Rouse. Her third album, 'Silver Bow', a collection of violin transcriptions for flute and orchestra, was released in September 2015. Her latest recording of Opera transcriptions ‘Silver Voice’ was released in 2017.

Katherine won a full scholarship to study flute at the Juilliard School. She was also a prize winner at the Royal Overseas League Competition in London, the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year for three consecutive competitions. She was awarded the Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Katherine has been Principal Flautist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra since she was just 21. She has played as Guest Principal flute with orchestras throughout the UK and across the world. She is in great demand as a teacher and tutor. Katherine regularly performs live on radio and television. In 2019, she was named by the BBC Music Magazine as one of the top 6 international flute players of all time.

For more information, please visit Katherine's website.

Euan Stevenson
Euan Stevenson is a Scottish composer, pianist, arranger and songwriter whose music encompasses classical, jazz, and pop. He has performed throughout the UK, Europe and North America and his music has been broadcast across BBC Radio, Classic FM and Jazz FM. As well as accompanying top UK vocalists Anita Wardell and Tina May, he has enjoyed a long association as M.D, arranger and co-writer for emerging jazz singer, Georgia Cécile.

Shortlisted for the SAY Awards, a winner at the Scottish Jazz Awards and in 2015 one of three UK composers nominated for the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award, Stevenson wrote and performed the solo piano score for the BIFA Discovery winning feature film, Voyageuse, by May Miles Thomas - voted one of the top 10 documentaries of 2018 by Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw. A passionate educator, Euan is a part time lecturer at Glasgow University and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

For more information, please visit Euan's website.

Betsy Taylor
Betsy was born in Bristol and studied on the Joint Course at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music, studying with Leonid Gorokhov and Ralph Kirshbaum. Since then Betsy was a finalist in the Pierre Fournier Award with pianist Steven Osborne, and a finalist in the BBC Young Artists Forum performing live on BBC Radio 3.

Betsy's first professional position was Principal Cello of the Brunel Ensemble. As a frequent soloist with many ensembles, she performed in the Brighton Festival and also toured to the USA with the South Carolina Philharmonic. She has performed as Guest Principal Cello with major orchestras in the UK and beyond. She has also recorded with many popular artists and was solo cello on several high profile pop albums.

In 2000 Betsy became Assistant Principal Cello of the RSNO and became Associate Principal in 2013.

Betsy is a founder cellist of the Glasgow String Quartet and is a founder member of Earthtones Trio, performing alongside RSNO's principal flute, Katherine Bryan and Euan Stevenson. She is a faculty member at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and plays a Joseph Hill cello made in London 1770.

For more information, please visit Betsy's website.



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