Robert Reid Allan is a Scottish composer and pianist based and working in East London. He creates visceral, innovative and hard-hitting work touching on themes of violence, sexuality and politics.

A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he has worked with a number of distinguished performers and ensembles including Ensemble Modern, the Royal Scottish National and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras, Psappha and Red Note Ensembles, EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, percussionist Joby Burgess and cellist Oliver Coates, and has had work performed across the UK and in Europe.

In addition to his work as a composer, Robert is much in demand as a teacher, accompanist, repetiteur and engraver, is a voracious bookworm and likes to think of himself as a decent vegan cook.

Robert was commissioned for BCMG's Wilde Lieder Marx.Music to write Terry Helenson’s Revolutionary Dreams for ensemble and soprano.

Read the programme note for Terry Helenson’s Revolutionry Dreams in the Commissions section >>