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Professor Allan Neave

Professor Allan Neave

Professor Allan Neave will be running a Guest Artist Masterclass on this summer school. Allan is Senior Lecturer in Strings and Head of Guitar Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (1984) and the Royal Northern College of Music (1988) and has since been performing worldwide. Allan is a regular guest at many of the world’s leading musical events and has worked with many influential musicians including Nikita Koshkin, Edward McGuire, Hans Werner Henze and Stephen Dodgson.

To date, some of Allan’s career highlights include 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, a tour of the far east with Tetra Guitar quartet, performances of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in their prom season and recording the soundtrack for a film documentary about the great Scottish painter, John Bellany.

Allan has also 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.