Scottish pianist Alan Darling has performed recitals throughout Europe, Canada, and the
United States, collaborating with artists such as Isabel Bayrakdarian, Nicole Cabell,
Elizabeth Futral, Lynn Harrell, Dina Kuznetsova, Susanna Phillips, Amber Wagner, and Erin
Wall. He performed numerous song recitals at the Ravinia Festival from 1993 to 2005. Mr.
Darling is a founding member of the ensemble (no tiny birds), a group that is dedicated to
rethinking the presentation of art-song recitals. He has collaborated with the Mirror
Visions Ensemble on new works for voice and piano by Christopher Berg, Tom Cipullo, Russell
Platt, and Scott Wheeler.
Mr. Darling was educated at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Academy of Music,
and the University of Michigan. He studied art-song repertoire with the renowned
accompanists Christoph Eschenbach, Martin Isepp, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, and Malcolm
Martineau. Mr. Darling also studied vocal repertoire with many of the world's great
singers, including Sir Thomas Allen, Elly Ameling, Victoria de los Angeles, Marilyn Horne,
Christa Ludwig, Hermann Prey, and Renata Scotto. He is dedicated to the education of young
singers, and was on the faculty of Yale University from 1994 to 1998. He is currently on
the faculty of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University and the music staff of
Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.