The leader for the November concert will be Neil MacLean.
Neil learned to play the violin while a pupil at the High School of Glasgow, where in his final year he led the school orchestra and was deputy principal of the Glasgow Schools’ Orchestra. While reading Physics at university he continued to study the violin with Miles Baster and became leader of the Edinburgh St. Cecilia Orchestra.
Music then took a back seat for some years while he pursued a career in the Scientific Civil Service and raised a family, but since returning from a spell of duty in the United States he has gained a Diploma in Violin Performance.
Neil has been a member of Reading Symphony Orchestra since 2001. He also plays with a number of other local orchestras and is currently the regular leader of the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra.