Alison Frances Gill
Alison Gill is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, specialising as an accompanist and répétiteur. Whilst at the RAM she made her Wigmore Hall debut, filmed for Channel 4, and was chosen as one of ten pianists to perform alongside Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars in Satie's 19 hour work Vexations, taking place in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern.
Alison has now returned to the North-East and is highly sought after as an accompanist across the region, working regularly with soloists and ensembles that include the Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Jervaulx Singers and has accompanied choral masterclasses with composers including John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Will Todd and Eriks Esenvalds. Alongside these regular collaborations Alison works as an accompanist in residence for Leeds Conservatoire and for the BBC Proms held at the Glasshouse International Centre for Music this Summer. Alison is also the European accompanist for the Massachusetts-based Berkshire Choral International Summer School, collaborating with them for performances in the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the Teatro Verdi in Florence and in Vienna's Musikverein in 2024.
Alison was invited to give the modern premiere of Charles Stanford's piano concerto in B flat, performed at Ushaw Hall in Durham with the Orchestra Cipriani. Other concerto performances have included the Gershwin Piano Concerto in F with Huddersfield Symphony Orchestra, both Shostakovich’s piano concertos and Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Mowbray Orchestra, Edward Gregson's Concertante for Piano and Brass Band with Fishburn Band and most recently Roderick William's transciption of the Ravel Piano Concerto in G for piano and 8 voices with the Jervaulx Singers.