Alison Green was born in Edinburgh and studied bassoon with Edgar Williams at the RSAMD, where she won the Governors’ Recital Prize and the Choral Conducting Prize. On completing her studies in Glasgow, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 11 Silver Jubilee Scholarship for study in Switzerland.She spent a year at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva , studying with Roger Birnstingl.
On her return home, she pursued a busy freelance career and for several years was Principal Bassoon of the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
In 1990, Alison was appointed 2nd bassoon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, thriving on the variety of playing opportunities offered by the orchestra, which includes touring at home and abroad, as well as a busy concert season in Scotland. She is often to be found playing in projects for the orchestra’s creative learning department. Alison is a keen member of the SCO ReConnect team.This groundbreaking project, which takes place regularly in hospitals and care homes, involves interactive music making with people living with dementia.
As a member of SCO, Alison is a keen advocate of the side by side scheme,auditioning wind players from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and giving them the opportunity to play chamber music with the wind section of the orchestra.
As well as teaching for RCS , Alison is a regular coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, and directs the wind training ensemble.