Stepansky, Alan

Alan Stepansky is an American cellist. A soloist, principal cellist, chamber musician, recording artist, and distinguished teacher, Alan Stepansky is known internationally as a musician whose multi-faceted career exemplifies the highest ideals of artistry, versatility, and devotion to teaching and mentoring the next generation of gifted young cellists. One of the most inspiring cellists of his generation, he has appeared as a guest artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Washington National Gallery of Art, the Frick Museum, Camerata Pacifica, Brooklyn's Bargemusic, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has performed in concert with a diverse array of artists across many genres from Isaac Stern, Emanuel Ax, Renee Fleming, Frederika Von Stade, Ruth Laredo, Glenn Dicterow and the American and Takacs String Quartets, to such pop icons as Sting, Bruce Springsteen, and Natalie Merchant. After becoming Principal Cellist of the Boston Pops under John Williams and a frequent performer in the Boston Symphony Orchestra in his early twenties, he rose to prominence in the orchestral world a few years later, when he was chosen by music director Zubin Mehta to be the Associate Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic. After ten years of combining this position with many solo, chamber music, and teaching oportunities, he decided to devote more time to his involvement in teaching while simultaneously expanding into a wider range of performing and recording activities. He is currently Professor of Cello and Chairman of the Strings Department at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, cello professor and founding faculty of the graduate Orchestral Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, and cello faculty artist of one of the world's most prestigious summer festivals, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.


Performed 1 times live with Bruce Springsteen.

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