Robert Reid Allan

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Contemporary Classical

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: London


Robert Reid Allan is a Scottish composer and pianist based in East London. He creates visceral, innovative and hard-hitting music with a focus on interdisciplinary, collaborative and multimedia work touching on themes of violence, sexuality and politics.
A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he has worked with a number of distinguished performers and ensembles including Ensemble Modern, the Royal Scottish National and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras, Psappha and Red Note Ensembles, EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble and pianist Rolf Hind, and has had work performed across the UK and in Europe.
Following a commission for their 'Wilde Lieder - Marx.Music' project commemorating the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, Robert was just announced as Birmingham Contemporary Music Group's Apprentice Composer-in-Residence for the 2018/18 season.