Osian Dance

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Clarinet

Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Osian is a clarinettist originally from the town of Aberystwyth in Mid-Wales. Having completed his undergraduate degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) he is now studying for his Masters Degree at the same institution under the tutelage of John Cushing, Yann Ghiro, Maximiliano Martin, Joe Pacewicz (Eb Clarinet) and Heather Nicoll (Bass Clarinet). Whilst at the RCS he has had the opportunity to participate in a number of orchestral, solo and chamber projects including winning the RCS / Scottish Chamber Orchestra Side-by-Side Scheme playing the Solo C Clarinet part in Strauss’ Sonatina for Winds. Also, success in the concerto competition resulted in a concerto performance with the RCS Wind Orchestra. Outside of the RCS, Osian has participated in masterclasses with renowned clarinettists including Alessandro Carbonare, playing the principal part with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, regularly collaborating with the SinfoNua orchestra in Dublin, and is a founding member of a Clarinet Quartet & Wind Quintet who regularly perform throughout Scotland. Osian is gratefully supported by Help Musicians.
The support I will receive from Help Musicians will make a considerable difference to my studies. It will allow me to reduce the amount of work that I have to undertake outside my studies to support myself and so give me more time to focus on my lessons, practice and concerts. This will enable me to better focus my time whilst studying and so set me up in the best possible position when I finish studying my Masters Degree. Receiving a grant will allow me to become more self-reliant by giving me the freedom of having less debt to pay off once I leave my studies.