Luan Shaw

Head of Pedagogy and Community Engagement; Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies; AdvPgDip Professional Performance Course Director

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
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An alumna of Birmingham Conservatoire (1990-1994) Luan was awarded honorary membership (HonBC) in 2001, soon after completing an MA in Psychology for Musicians at the University of Sheffield. Her portfolio career has included regular engagements with CBSO and Longborough Festival Opera, chamber music broadcasts on BBC radio, concerto appearances, teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School, music services and independent schools (including a Head of Music position), delivering hundreds of interactive workshops for Live Music Now, Music in Hospitals, Lost Chord (dementia), early years settings, primary and special schools, moderating for AQA, adjudicating for the British and International Federation of Festivals, examining ABRSM Diploma candidates and playing co-principal clarinet with Orchestra of the Swan. Luan maintains many of these performer and practitioner roles alongside her Conservatoire commitments and is passionate about helping students to build their own portfolio careers. She was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2015.

Awards and Prizes

  • Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal
  • Park Lane Group Young Artists Platform
  • BBC Radio 3 Young Artists Forum
  • Countess of Munster Award
  • CBSO Training Scheme
  • Ludlow Philharmonic Woodwind Concerto Prize
  • Doris Newton Music Club Prize
  • BMI Woodwind Prize
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