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, pianist Rolf Hind, percussionist Joby Burgess, and cellist Oliver Coates, and has had work performed across the UK and in Europe.

Robert has just been announced as Apprentice Composer-in-Residence with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group for 2018/19. Read the press release here.

December 2018

Photo credit: Agnė Bekeraitytė

Photo credit: Agnė Bekeraitytė