Press & Awards

Awards & Nominations

2022 Creative Edinburgh Awards Shortlist with Pianodrome, The Collaboration Award

2020 Winner of Scottish New Music Award

2017/18 Atlantic Fellowship in Social and Economic Equity

2016 Creative Edinburgh Awards shortlist, Leadership Award

2015/16 Melting Pot Social Innovation Accelerator Award (SIIA)

2015 Creative Edinburgh Awards shortlist – Social Award

2014 Scotsman Fringe First Award for innovation & outstanding new writing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2013 Scottish Jazz Awards shortlist – Innovation Award

2013 Scottish Jazz Awards shortlist – Education Award

2012/13 – International Creative Entrepreneurs fellowship

2012 First Port/Scotland Unltd. Social Entrepreneurs award

2011 Melting Pot Social Incubator Innovation Award

2010 Border Crossing Media Social Enterprise Award

Press Quotations

“Rave Culture meets last night of the Proms” The Herald

“A trip on a grand, ambitious and stimulating scale” The Scotsman

“Makes the consequences of globalisation personal, it’s impressively powerful stuff” The Scotsman

“A spectacular modern band” The Guardian

“An Orchestral Revolution” Edinburgh Evening News

“An unusual and curious idea, this is a meeting of cultures that typifies the spirit of the Fringe.” Broadway Baby

“Clashes cultures on very personal and emotive footing” **** fest

“Bright Sparks – Tinderbox 0rchestra challenges the preconceptions of classical music”. Classical Music Magazine feature

“A musical tour de force… This Tinderbox has already kindled something that dazzles” The List

Also featured on BBC Radio Culture Studio, BBC China, NME online, STV & The Skinny.

**** The Guardian, **** The Scotsman, **** The List, **** fest, **** Broadway Baby