Your belief in the power of music to heal and transform makes our work possible. IAN WHITELAW is a devoted and extremely talented bagpiper who brings 39 years of education, experience, and exceptional training to his musical performances, competitions, and special projects. What distinguishes Ian's playing is his extraordinary passion, not only to create a remarkable sound of the instrument itself but for the unique way in which the music is expressed. Whitelaw speaks often of his special attention to connecting with the 'story' of the musical piece; he fulfills this goal daily through his instruction of the bagpipes where he also helps to stimulate the students' bond with the 'heart and soul' of the music. He is as comfortable and enthusiastic playing in a competition for world-renowned judges as he is on stage at the Hollywood Bowl. Whitelaw is an accomplished competitor, having received many prizes and medals throughout the U. In addition to demonstrating his talents as a player of Light Music, winning several competitions, Whitelaw has consistently won in Piobaireachd the classical music of the bagpipe in the course of his bagpipe playing career. He was selected from a list of nearly competitors to join a group of 30 contestants for the very prestigious prize for classical music, the Highland Society of London's Gold Medal. Whitelaw has also released his own CD entitled "Angels From Atlantis" - featuring an original composition - a project that was supported and encouraged by the Durfee Foundation in Los Angeles.
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Ian Whitelaw is a devoted and extremely talented Bagpiper who brings 51 years of education, experience, and expertise to his musical performances, competitions and special projects. Ian is a world-class champion piper and an Instrumental instructor at UCR California, Riverside , the Music Director of the UCR Pipe Band and director of the music degree program for bagpipes in the Department of Music and has enjoyed a long career of work with pipe bands. He is as comfortable and enthusiastic playing in a competition for world-renowned judges as he is on stage at the Hollywood Bowl. Ian is an accomplished competitor receiving many prizes and medals throughout the U. In addition to demonstrating his talents as a class player in Light Music, winning several competitions, Ian has consistently won in Piobaireachd the classical music of the bagpipe in the course of his bagpipe playing career. Ian uses his vast experience in his teachings of his students to raise their level of musicianship and this is reflected by their success on the competitive platforms at the various events on the West Coast and across the United States and Canada. Musician's Corner.
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