Alison studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Andrea Gajic and Gina McCormack, graduating in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Violin Performance. She has participated in masterclasses with Harald Herzl, Greg Lawson, Ilya Gringolts, Leland Chen, The Brodsky String Quartet and Nicola Benedetti. Alison held principal positions in all the Conservatoire orchestras and was awarded the John McInulty Prize for Orchestral Playing in 2013. She also participated in apprenticeships with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the orchestra of Scottish Opera.
As a soloist, Alison has performed concerti by Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi in Scotland, Italy, Holland and Belgium. She has performed with the Amadeus Orchestra and appeared as Leader of the Aberdeen Marischal Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Sinfonia and the Edinburgh Bach Orchestra. For several years Alison has worked with new music theatre company, Noisemaker (National Theatre of
Scotland, Citizens Theatre, Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival). In 2016 Alison was Leader of the Mediterranean Opera Festival Orchestra during their tour of Sicily, performing Verdi’s “La Traviata” and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” as well as appearing as a soloist with the orchestra. She returned to Sicily in 2017 to play for the Concert-Master of the Teatro Massimo, Palermo. Having previously worked for Sistema Scotland, Alison now holds the position of Associate Violin Teacher at the University of St. Andrews alongside her busy freelance schedule. Upcoming engagements include recitals with the Argyll String Quartet, touring Italy in the summer of 2017 with various opera and chamber music festivals and performing with TransAtlanticOpera in Canada and the USA.
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