Robert Allan is a versatile musician, enjoying a varied career as a pianist, organist, composer, arranger and music editor. Having studied both composition and piano performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he is a passionate exponent of contemporary music, working on a number of cutting-edge music and research projects. In 2018 he was appointed Apprentice Composer-in-Residence at Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, in 2021 participated in Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s Opera Creation Workshop, and in the same year joined the Sundance Institute’s Art of Practice Fellowship, which saw him collaborating with interdisciplinary artists from around the world.
As a pianist, Robert has performed in venues as diverse as Wigmore Hall and HMP Brixton, and works regularly as an accompanist with choirs across London including Hampstead Chamber Choir, London Deutscher Chor and Covent Garden Chorus. When not making music, Robert enjoys exploring the great outdoors, recently completing solo bikepacking expeditions in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, and can regularly be seen running on Hampstead Heath.