Scottish musician Ian Munro holds music degrees from Edinburgh Napier University and Goldsmiths, University of London. He continues his studies privately with David Corkhill. As a percussionist Ian’s work encompasses a wide range of genres: symphonic, operatic, contemporary, chamber and musicals; with performances taking him all over Scotland, London and Europe. He has participated in many recording projects, is active as a recitalist and has been percussion soloist in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Gubaidulina’s Canticle of the Sunand Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani.
Ian has held teaching posts at Edinburgh Napier University, Junior Napier Music, St. Columba’s School, Kilmalcom and St. Aloysius’ College, Glasgow. In 2013 Ian founded the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble and was appointed to the post of Organist and Choirmaster at St Luke’s Church of Scotland, Paisley. He is Musical Director of the Kilmarnock and District Choral Union, Pentland Singers and Traquair Choir. In 2020 Ian was appointed Organist and Choirmaster at St. Machar’s Ranfurly Church in Bridge of Weir (a position his grandfather had held for fifty years). Alongside organ playing responsibilities there, Ian also directs the Church’s Adult and Junior Choirs. Church music holds a special place in Ian’s heart, and he is currently the Royal School of Church Music’s Regional Manager for Scotland.
Away from music Ian is learning Brazilian Portuguese.