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Allan Neave

Allan Neave

Allan Neave studied at the RSAMD (1984) and the RNCM (1988) and since then has been performing worldwide. He is a regular guest at many of the worlds leading musical events and has worked with many influential musicians including Nikita Koshkin, Edward McGuire, Hans Werner Henze, Gordon McPherson and Stephen Dodgson. To date career highlights have included recording Gordon McPherson’s concerto ‘Born of Funk and Fear of Failing’ with new music group, Psappha – performing Scottish Guitar Music in Peru, a tour of Australia with virtuoso flautist Alison Mitchell and a further tour of the far east with Tetra Guitar quartet, performances of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the RSNO in their prom season and recording the soundtrack for a film documentary about the great Scottish painter, John Bellany. Allan has been Artistic Director of the Dundee International Guitar Festival since its inception and in 2000 he received the Scotland on Sunday Glenfiddich ® Spirit of Scotland Award for Music. These awards were set up to recognise individuals who lead the way in Scottish culture.

Recordings/Film

2008

THE ISLAND TAPES: CELTIC MUSIC TO SCOTTISH ARCHIVE FILM

SMD618 ( smiddymade records) It features the full soundtrack as an audio CD and all six ‘Island Tapes’ films with soundtrack on the DVD.

‘A very important recording.’ – Living Tradition Magazine’

‘A magical musical tour ‘-

‘Heart rendingly successful.’

‘Fantastically played music.’

2006

GUITARRA INTERNACIONAL

NSR CD 006 (naturalstudio records)

‘Allan Neave performs all compositions with an outstanding and intriguing showcase of guitar
techniques on a soulful and moving musical journey.’

(Bridge Guitar Reviews)


2004

CARMEN – TETRA Guitar Quartet

(Cadenza Music)

‘Players of first rate technical control and sensitive musicianship. TETRA ranks amongst the
very best in the world’

2003

DETOURS – PSAPPHA

Works by Gordon McPherson including guitar concerto ‘ Born of Funk and The Fear of Failing’<
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MSV CD92073(Metier)

‘Born of Funk and The Fear of Failing, a thoroughly engrossing guitar concerto (soloist Allan
Neave; I found it one of the most successful of contemporary guitar concertos I know.’

1999

FRIENDS IN STRANGE PLACES – by Gordon McPherson

(for multi tracked guitars and percussion)

Commissioned recording for the opening of Dundee Contemporary Arts

1998

THE BALDRAGON DUO

CELTIC/JAZZ CROSSOVER album with jazz virtuoso Don Paterson

1997

THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES

BGCD 104 New Scottish music for solo guitar by Edward McGuire, Alasdair Nicolson, Thomas
Wilson and Peter Maxwell Davies

Classical Net Gramophone – Folker (Germany) – Akustik Gitarre (Germany) Stornoway Gazett

 

Website: http://www.allanneave.co.uk