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 some of the finest concert halls in the world 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 in Scotland, 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 (Birmingham Conservatoire) and Adam Gorb (RNCM). He trained in Community Music with Kate Luxmoore and was given private guidance in musical direction by Richard Evans.
Iain is currently in his 14th year as a visiting creative professional musician (primary years) for Wolverhampton City Council, working with staff and students. He works for the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership in Sutton Coldfield and at Shades Music School, delivering piano tuition to around 70 students across the city. He also delivers private lessons and projects around the Midlands and online.
In 2015 he was proudly conferred with Honorary Membership of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (HonRBC) for services to music in the ten years following graduation.