Alison Mathews

Alison Mathews is a classically trained pianist and graduate of the Royal College of Music (BMus Hons), London, UK.

With the philosophy of music at the heart of her studies Alison then completed a masters degree at Surrey University, Surrey, UK.

This deep interest led her to a wider exploration of the links between art, myth and music and Alison accepted the offer of a scholarship to complete a Doctorate at Surrey University.  However, marriage and starting a family intervened and she was unable to complete her studies.

Alison then went on to build a highly regarded and thriving private teaching practice alongside running educational workshops, integrating art and music.

Alison's interest in composition grew out of a desire to provide students with imaginative music to play, as well as music that would give them the opportunity to explore the full range and sonority of the piano.

Editions Musica Ferrum have published her Treasure Trove, a collection of 17 works for solo piano, as well as two collaborative scores, co-composed with Barbara Arens titled Capturing the Spirit of Christmas and Capturing the Joy of Winter.