B i o g r a p h y
Born in Dundee, Iain Masson is a Scottish composer, conductor and music educator. He is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. His compositions have been performed on BBC Radio 3 and in venues including The Bridgewater Hall, King's Place London, the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building and the Kungliga Operan, Stockholm. Performers include the Brodsky Quartet, Cats' Adam Linstead, RNCM New Ensemble and the Goldberg Ensemble.
"a really accomplished composer" - Brodsky Quartet, Birmingham Post
Iain is a former recipient of the Dr. Kenneth Ruark Memorial Award for Citizenship, The Evelyn Forbes Ruark Memorial Scholarship for Solo Piano Performance, the Dr. and Mrs. William Christie Piano Trio Rosebowl and the Miss K.H. McLauchlan Cup for Piano Performance. As a Postgraduate student he was the winner of the RNCM Alan Rawsthorne Composition Prize. His principal composition teachers were John Mayer and Adam Gorb. His Community Music mentor was Kate Luxmoore and he was fortunate to be given private guidance in conducting by Richard Evans.
Iain is currently undertaking a 15th year as a visiting creative professional musician for Wolverhampton City Council in the primary years, working with staff and students, and is a piano teacher for ATLP and Shades Music School. He also delivers private lessons and virtual learning, and teaches over 70 piano students.
In 2015 he was proudly conferred with Honorary Membership of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (HonRBC) for services to music in the ten years following graduation.