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Alison Green

Alison Green

Woodwind Bassoon Tutor

Alison is a Bassoon tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Alison Green studied bassoon at the Conservatoire (formally the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) with Edgar Williams, gaining the DipMusEd and DRSAM (perf) qualifications. She also won the Governors’ Recital Prize for Woodwind. On completing her studies in Glasgow, she went on to study for a year at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva with Roger Birnstingl. While in Switzerland she was often invited to play with local orchestras.

On her return to Scotland, she spent several years freelancing with all the Scottish Orchestras, also with the Ulster Orchestra and London Festival Ballet Orchestra. In 1990, she joined the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as second bassoon, the position which she still holds today. She enjoys the variety of work offered in the SCO, she is at present taking part in ‘ReConnect’ which involves interactive music making with dementia patients.

When she is not playing with the SCO, Alison enjoys a busy freelance career and is a keen chamber player. With her fellow wind players in the SCO she has released a CD of Mozart sextets and has recently recorded Beethoven wind chamber music for a follow up CD due for release in 2018. Last season she collaborated with her colleague, viola player Jane Atkins, in a recital for viola and bassoon. This involved commissioning a new piece from composer Tom Harrold and organising a competition in partnership with St Andrews University to encourage composers to write for this unusual combination.

Alison enjoys her involvement with the students of the Conservatoire, both teaching and coaching chamber music.