Richard Allan has been active in TSO both as a trombone player and a member of the committee before he became the Assistant Conductor in 2015 then the main Conductor as of July 2016.
He is also musical director of the
Friends group in Arbroath who have presented a number of concerts over the years for many charities. His day job is as part of the
Essential Skills team at Dundee and Angus College teaching mathematics.
Recently we've had very pleasing news about another eminent young musician, namely Ross Knight, a previous winner of our award. At the tender age of 15 Ross, whose talent was recognised by TSO founder Ron Walker, played the Gregson Tuba Concerto at one of our concerts. He has held the solo tuba seat in the Geneva-based Orchestra de La Suisse Romande for 7 years and is now also Professor of Tuba at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva (equivalent to the Glasgow Conservatoire). Last month his proud parents, Bryan and Heather, attended a concert in Switzerland when Ross performed the very same Gregson Concerto, They are grateful to Ron and TSO for giving Ross an early opportunity to showcase his manifest skills.
The orchestra was formed in 1992 by the late Ron Walker to raise money for the Chest, Heart and Stroke Foundation in honour of his late father. The orchestra has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the years because of the hard work of its committee and members.
The Orchestra is proud to have Mrs. Georgiana Osborne, CVO, as our Honorary President and Dr Matthias Feile is our Vice President. Dr Feile, formerly principal cellist of the London Philarmonic Orchestra and the Philarmonia, is now a psychiatrist in Tayside.
The members of the Orchestra generally come from the Tayside region, coming from as far afield as Montrose to Aberfeldy and Cupar to Brechin.
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