Alison McNeill graduated with a Masters in Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2013 with scholarships from the RCS Trust and ABRSM. She has performed as a soloist all over the UK, Holland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria, Japan, America, Mexico and most recently Pakistan. Alison enjoys a busy and varied career. As a soprano soloist she has performed with Scottish Opera’s Pop Up Tour and concerts in venues including Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Minami Aizu Concert Hall (Japan) and the National Auditorium of Galicia (Spain). As a gifted recitalist, Alison is the 2012 winner of the Andres Segovia prize for Spanish Song, the only non-native speaker to win this award. She is an Artist in Residence for Enterprise Music Scotland and formed the McNeill Savaloni Duo with Classical guitarist Sasha Savaloni which has seen the pair broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland’s Classics Unwrapped, Spanish National Radio in Madrid’s acclaimed chamber music series Clasicos en Verano and perform the World Premiere of Stuart MacRae’s Attar Songs at the St Magnus International Festival.
As a traditional musician, she is the fiddler and singer in the award-winning folk rock band Reely Jiggered who won the 02 abc SoundWave Music competition, launching them to release their second album Kaleidoscope to critical acclaim and headline many international folk festivals. With the McNeill Sisters Duo she has performed on BBC Radio nan Gael and Celtic Connections, and the pair will be releasing their debut album of original music this year.