Born in Edinburgh, clarinetist Ewan began his studies at the City of Edinburgh Music School. There he excelled as a musician, gaining the ABRSM's Gold Award for highest mark in the Grade 8 Clarinet Exam and becoming a Rotary Young Musician of the Year in 2010.
At the age of 17, Ewan secured a place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and was taught by many prominent players inlcuding John Cushing and Yann Ghiro. He played with the RCS Symphony and Chamber Orchestras as well as their most prestigious wind ensemble. He regularly performed and competed, receiving numerous commendations, and has gained professional experience at home and abroad with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Opera and the Dunedin Consort.
Ewan achieved a 1st Class Bachelor of Music with Honours in 2014. From there he enrolled on the Master of Music in Performance course at the Royal College of Music in London. This gave him the opportunity to further develop his skills and to work alongside many world-class musicians.
How the Award Helped
Ewan's Dewar Award allowed him to complete his final year of masters studies at the RCM in London.