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Alan Snow was appointed Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and first violin of the Eykamp String Quartet in June of 2018. Since his performance as a soloist with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Alan has performed solo and chamber works throughout the USA and Mexico, including appearances at Chicago’s Symphony Center, the Sarasota Opera House, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, the University of Alaska Anchorage, la Sala Manuel M. Ponce in Mexico City, and others throughout the continent. He recently played as a member of the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, as a MAX Keston Fellow of Music Academy of the West.
As a member of the Chicago Panamerican Ensemble, Alan recorded an album titled, “Voices of Mexico Past and Present,” and subsequently toured the US and Mexico with the program. In addition, Alan and pianist, Joanne Chang won the 2016 Latin American Music Center Recording Competition through Indiana University and released another album of Mexican music titled, “Dialogos.”
Alan has also won several other competitions as a soloist and with his quartet Contrapunctus (2011-2013), including grand prize at the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, the DePaul Festival for Young Performers, the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, the Discover Chamber Music Competition, second prize at the Rembrandt Chamber Players and honorable mention at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Previous chamber collaborations include performances with James Buswell, Martin Chalifour, Desmond Hoebig, Jorja Fleezanis, Robert Vernon, Steve Wyrczynski, and Eric Kim.
In addition to being the current concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic, Alan was concertmaster for Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Alan has also served as concertmaster at the Music Academy of the West, the Festival Napa Valley Orchestra, Indiana University’s top orchestras, and the conductorless Indiana University Sinfonietta, which prepared a concert with Joshua Bell. Alan has also served on faculty at the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, an intensive chamber music festival in Alaska.
A Chicago native, Alan participated at Midwest Young Artists for nine years, where he received intensive orchestral and chamber training. He studied with Gerardo Ribeiro at Northwestern University before receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University under Sibbi Bernhardsson of the Pacifica Quartet and Alexander Kerr, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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