Allan Neave studied at the RSAMD (1984) and the RNCM (1988) and since then has been performing worldwide. He is a regular guest at many of the worlds leading musical events and has worked with many influential musicians including Nikita Koshkin, Edward McGuire, Hans Werner Henze, Gordon McPherson and Stephen Dodgson. To date career highlights have included recording Gordon McPherson’s concerto ‘Born of Funk and Fear of Failing’ with new music group, Psappha – performing Scottish Guitar Music in Peru, a tour of Australia with virtuoso flautist Alison Mitchell and a further tour of the far east with Tetra Guitar quartet, performances of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the RSNO in their prom season and recording the soundtrack for a film documentary about the great Scottish painter, John Bellany. Allan has been Artistic Director of the Dundee International Guitar Festival since its inception and in 2000 he received the Scotland on Sunday Glenfiddich ® Spirit of Scotland Award for Music. These awards were set up to recognise individuals who lead the way in Scottish culture.