Composer, conductor, music educator born Dundee, 1981.
Iain Masson received his Batchelor of Music (with Honours) from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (formerly Birmingham Conservatoire) studying with Thomas Simaku and principally with John Mayer. In 2004 he moved to Manchester for studies with Adam Gorb. He received his Postgraduate Diploma in Composition with Merit at the Royal Northern College of Music and won the RNCM Alan Rawsthorne Composition Prize 2005. Iain was Assistant Trainee Composer with the Hallé Orchestra Education on their Duke Bluebeard's Castle project and has worked for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Ignite in addition to national arts companies.
In 2015 Iain was proudly conferred with Honorary Membership of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (HonBC) for services to the music profession in the ten years following graduation.
As a composer, Iain has had his music performed in concert halls around the UK and abroad by performers including the Brodsky Quartet, the Goldberg Ensemble, Royal Northern College of Music strings, Birmingham Conservatoire Composers' Ensemble, Cats' Adam Linstead, singer Ian Power from the Royal Swedish National Opera, Peter Rossiter, Telford and Wrekin Music, Angus Schools String Orchestra and opera singer Oliver Dunn. His music has been performed on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune" show broadcast live from BBC Broadcasting House, London and performed by the Brodsky Quartet. As a Resident Pianist at Bar Epernay he played on BBC One's "Working Lunch" presented by Adrian Chiles as part of the BBC's live budget coverage from the regions, and he has appeared with the Alveley Village Band as conductor on ITV1's "Noplace Like Home?". Iain is a former Resident Pianist of the Swallow Hotel Dundee.
Venues where Iain's compositions have been performed include the Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall, the Cosmo Rodewald Hall in the Martin Harris Centre at the University of Manchester, Brighton Corn Exchange, Birmingham Conservatoire Recital Hall, the Adrian Boult Hall, the RNCM Lord Rhodes Room, the International Convention Centre Birmingham, the Italian Culture Institute Stockholm, the Kungliga Operan (Royal Swedish National Opera), BBC Broadcasting House London, Regent Hall London and Hall One at King's Place London.