Alasdair Beatson is a Scottish pianist. He began piano lessons with Claire Gallagher in Perth, and later enrolled in the Aberdeen City Music School. He attended the Royal College of Music, where he studied with John Blakely, and continued his post-graduate studies at Indiana University, where he worked with Menahem Pressler. He won the Making Music Award for Young Concert Artists, and received the second prize at the China Shanghai International Piano Competition. As a concerto soloist, Beatson has performed with the Britten Sinfonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Ensemble, the Moscow Virtuosi, the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, and the Tapiola Sinfonietta. An enthusiastic chamber musician, Beatson has appeared with Adrian Brendel, Pieter Wispelwey, Pekka Kuusisto, Philippe Graffin, Alexander Melnikov, the Doric String Quartet, Meta4, and the Nash Ensemble. He has collaborated with several composers, including George Benjamin, Harrison Birtwistle, Heinz Holliger, and Helena Winkelman. Beatson teaches summer courses and gives master classes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the Birmingham Conservatoire at Birmingham City University. Beatson is the founder and artistic director of Musique à Marsac, a French chamber music festival. He has recorded for Somm, Champs Hill Records, Claves, and BIS.