Ian Whitelaw plays the Great Highland bagpipe, an instrument deeply embedded in Scottish culture. His teachers include Andrew Wright, president of the Piobaireachd Society, and Robert Nicol, former piper to King George VI. Mr. Whitelaw has performed for many film and television programs, and has performed at the Mormon Tabernacle, at The Universal Amphitheatre with Sting, and with the Chieftains at the Hollywood Bowl, among many others. He has received top awards at numerous piping championships including the United States Gold Medal for Piobaireachd and the Spokane Piper’s Society Banner of the Mountains six times. He is the musical director of the University of California-Riverside Pipe Band, and is also a senior judge for piping competitions in the U.S. and Canada.