Neil Georgeson is a pianist, writer, composer and director from the Shetland Islands. He has performed as a soloist all over the world, and at UK venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, King’s Place, the Barbican, St David’s Hall in Cardiff and the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, and at London contemporary music nights Kammerklang and Nonclassical. He has worked with composers such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Martin Bresnick, Bent Sørensen, Daniel Kidane, Djuro Zivkovic, Edmund Finnis and Jonathan Harvey. Neil is Artistic Director and pianist for new-music group the Ossian Ensemble, a member of the renowned original six-piano group Piano Circus and has performed with the Riot Ensemble, the Continuum Ensemble, and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Neil has written three opera libretti, for composers Darren Bloom, Corin Buckeridge and James Young. Neil enjoyed a prize-winning academic career on scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, before becoming a Fellow at the Academy and the Royal College working with composers on new music.