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Alison completed her Postgraduate Diploma in performance (Piano Accompaniment) at the Royal Academy of Music, London, 2007, under the guidance of Andrew West and Daniel-Ben Pienaar. Whilst at the RAM, she made her Wigmore Hall debut that was filmed for Channel 4. In 2007 she was invited to take part in a performance of Satie's 19-hour work Vexations that took place at the Tate Modern, London, and also appeared at the Spitz Jazz Club, London with the Ossian Ensemble.
Alison formerly studied at Huddersfield University for her Bachelor of Music (Hons) Degree under the guidance of professional accompanist Ian Buckle, being awarded the Rodwell prize for pianist of the department. She has performed in many concerts, both as soloist and accompanist to fellow musicians on a range of instruments. She has taken part in a number of ensembles and in her final year at University, was selected as soloist to perform Gershwins Piano Concerto in F with the University Symphony Orchestra.
Alison has a strong interest in contemporary music and worked closely with several composers whilst playing in the Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, for performances in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. She has gained professional experience as piano accompanist in recitals, competitions, examinations and auditions. In 2005-06 she secured the position as official accompanist to the University of Bradford Choir.
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Dip ABRSM, LRSM, BMus (HONS), PG Dip (RAM)
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Alison gained her Dip ABRSM in 2003 and LRSM with Distinction in 2005. She has a wealth of experience in both performance and teaching and has benefited from attending Masterclasses with virtuoso soloists Jan Philip Schulze, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Lora Dimitrova, John Gough and Sarah Beth Briggs.
In 2003, Alison took the top accolade at the Hartlepool Music and Arts Festival, winning the Russ Nicholson Trophy for Best Musician over all categories. She has since then returned each year to the Festival but as official accompanist and invited in 2007 to be an adjudicator in the final.
In addition to fulfilling several engagements shown on the Events page, Alison currently accompanies several musicians in their performance and examination work in addition to teaching piano at the Northern School of Music (Hartlepool), Nunthorpe School (Middlesbrough), English Martyrs School and 6th Form college (Hartlepool) and to a number of private pupils.