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Alison is currently a member of several chamber ensembles playing piano or clarinet, including the Yorke Piano Trio, the Ashridge Ensemble, Max Bruch Trio and the Gregynog Ensemble, a clarinet quintet which has performed many works, both well known and less familiar. As a member of the British Clarinet Ensemble, Alison has toured abroad in Europe, the U.S.A. and Japan as well as taking part in the Ensemble's second and third CD recordings. As a clarinet soloist, Alison has recently performed the Finzi Clarinet Concerto with the Crendon Chamber Orchestra in Thame and Bruch's Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola as well as Finzi's Bagetelles in Tring, Hitchin and at Anglesey Abbey. She performed Malcolm Arnold's 2nd Clarinet Concerto with the Hitchin Symphony Orchestra and again with Leicester Sinfonia and Letchworth Sinfonia. Alison also gave the first and second performances of Paul Rooke's Saxophone Concerto in 2014.

Alison is Director of Music at Kingshott School in Hertfordshire as well as being the conductor of Hitchin Concert Band, a post she has held for twenty years. She is an examiner for the ABRSM.