Alan Snow

Posted February 16, 2022

Alan Snow was appointed 2nd Associate Concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony in July of 2021. Since his performance with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Alan has performed solo and chamber works internationally, including appearances at Chicago’s Symphony Center, London Symphony Orchestra St. Luke’s, la Sala Manuel M. Ponce in Mexico City, and others. Previous concertmaster appointments include the Evansville Philharmonic, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Festival Napa Valley Music Academy, Britten-Pears Young Artists Program, Indiana University’s top orchestras, Carmel Symphony and Music Academy of the West. Alan has worked closely with esteemed concertmasters Glenn Dicterow, Alexander Kerr, and Jorja Fleezanis and has performed under the baton of conductors and leaders such as John Williams, Sir Simon Rattle, Joshua Bell, Nicholas McGegan, JoAnn Falletta, James Gaffigan, Edward Gardner, Stéphane Denève, and Gustavo Dudamel.

Alan has won several competitions as soloist and chamber musician, including being a semifinalist at Windsor Festival International Strings Competition, grand prizes at the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, the LAMC Recording Competition, 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. As a winner of the Keston MAX Fellowship, Alan played under Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra in 2019. Previous chamber collaborations include performances with Rachel Barton-Pine, James Buswell, Martin Chalifour, Mindy Kaufman, Desmond Hoebig, Jorja Fleezanis, Robert Vernon, Steve Wyrczynski, and Eric Kim.

An avid chamber player, Alan studied closely under the Pacifica Quartet and the Takács Quartet and has recorded two chamber music albums, one as a member of the Chicago Panamerican Ensemble called, “Voices of Mexico’s Past and Present” and one with pianist, Joanne Chang called, “Dialogos.” Both albums explore the rich landscape of classical music in Mexico. Alan also served as First Violin of the Eykamp String Quartet from 2018-2021. This past 20-21 season, the Eykamp String Quartet spearheaded a series called, “Connect and Celebrate: New Traditions,” which featured over a dozen composers of color and women composers over the course of 9 recitals in Indiana. Additionally, Alan is an active chamber music coach and teacher, having served on faculty at the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, the University of Evansville Music Department, and the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Recent and upcoming solo engagements include performing Piazzolla’s Four Seasons and the Brahms Double Concerto as soloist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, performances at the New Harmony Music Festival, a radio broadcast on Chicago WFMT Radio, solo and chamber recitals at the University of Evansville, guest appearing at the Chicago Latin Music Festival, and performances at the Omaha Chamber Music Society and Anchorage Chamber Music Festival.

A Chicago native, Alan participated at Midwest Young Artists for nine years, where he received intensive orchestral and chamber music 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. Alan was a student at Birch Creek in 2010 and a winner of Birch Creek’s concerto competition.