Allan Neave Concert

Allan Neave Concert

Allan Neaves concert featured a world premier of a new work by Peter Stewart. Allan is director of the Dundee Guitar Festival and senior lecturer of guitar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Concert jointly with Inverurie Music at Kemnay Church Centre, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire.


Fernando Sor
Variations on O cara armonia by W. A. Mozart, op.9

Leo Brouwer
Elogio de la Danza

Don Paterson
The Lavender Truck

Manuel Ponce
Sonatina Meridional

Antonio Lauro
Suite Venezolano

Peter Stewart
Three Songs of She

Toru Takemitsu

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Suite Populaire Brésilienne: Mazurka-Chôro; Schottish-Chôro

Augustin Barrios
La Catedral


Allan Neave is a well known personality in the Scottish Classical Guitar scene. As well as an accomplished performer from Dundee, he is an organizer of the Dundee Guitar Festival held every summer and is a lecturer in guitar in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Allan was a guest of Inverurie Music in their first concert of their 2006/7 season and the concert was presented in association with the North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society (NESCGS).

Allan played a selection of pieces from around the world (Spain, Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico & Paraguay) and from all ages. Allan played with poise and complete control and has a wonderfully sensitive playing touch that suited the acoustic of the room perfectly. One of the pieces, The Lavender Truck, was written by his fellow Dundonian Don Paterson.

However, the highpoint for many was the premiere of a piece written especially for Allan by Glasgow based composer, teacher and performer Peter Stewart. Peter is a member of the NESCGS and has growing guitar tuition practice here in Aberdeen. The work was entitled “Three Songs of She” and was in three movements charting the development of a relationship.