Allan Meyer has been Principal Clarinet with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra since 1990. His distinguished career has seen him perform in many parts of Australia. In 1997 and 1999, Allan performed and taught in Massachusetts, USA. He was also Guest Principal Clarinettist for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and performed in the Musicorda, Mohawk Trail and Williamstown Chamber Music Festivals.
Allan was born in Perth and studied with WASO's Principal Clarinet, Jack Harrison, graduating from UWA with a Master of Music (Performance) degree and completing postgraduate studies in London with John McCaw, Antony Pay and Jack Brymer. After 7 years with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Allan returned to Perth as Principal Clarinet. He teaches at the School of Music at the University of WA and at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Allan has appeared as soloist in the Masters and Classics Series, Mostly Mozart Series, Symphony under the Stars and WASO Chamber Players. He has been Guest Principal Clarinet with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Allan has premiered a number of works including the Australian premiere of Richard Mills' Concerto for Clarinet and Violin, the world premiere of James Ledger's Clarinet Quintet and the world premiere of Blackwood by Iain Grandage and Kevin Gillam for PIAF in 2011. For PIAF in 2012 he performed with the Escher String Quartet. Most recently he performed the Mozart Concerto, a work he has performed over 12 times with WASO, as part of a regional tour conducted by his former student and associate conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Chris Dragon.