Ian Harrison (England) - French, Northumbrian, Gallician and Scottish bagpipes -

grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne. He studied cornett at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and bagpipe by watching master players in action. This experience has also enabled him to evolve a technique for the early European shawm which has set new standards across Europe. Together with his ensemble 'Les haulz et les bas' he was prizewinner at the Bruges Early Music Competition. He won first prize in the solo bagpipe competition at St. Chartier (France). He plays as guest soloist with various ensembles (The Harp Consort, Sarband, Musica Antiqua of London). For further information visit: www.ian-harrison.de