Alan Weinstein

Cello
Alan Weinstein

Alan Weinstein

ALAN WEINSTEIN, associate professor of cello at Virginia Tech, is a founding member of the Kandinsky Trio, winner of the Chamber Music America Residency Award, the NEA American Masterpieces Grant and a NEA Meet the Composers Award.  Mr. Weinstein has performed throughout North America and Europe in venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theatre, Spivey Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Edinbrough Fringe Festival.

Mr. Weinstein has appeared on television and radio broadcasts throughout the United States and Canada, including the McNeil/Lehrer Report, WNYC, and Performance Today on National Public Radio. He has performed with the Portland String Quartet, the Rochester Philharmonic and served as principal cellist of the Eastman/Dryden Orchestra.

His dedication to new music has led him to premiere compositions by artists such as Mike Reid (“Tales of Appalachia” performed in over 150 cities), Richard Danielpour, and Hilary Tan.  His jazz collaborations have included performances with Larry Coryell, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Dave Samuels, and as a harmonica player with Ray Charles.

Mr. Weinstein holds degrees in music performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music. His principal teachers include Steven Doane, Robert Sylvester, Timothy Eddy.

Virginia Tech has awarded Mr. Weinstein the Alumni Teaching Award, the Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award and the Sturm Award for Faculty Excellence in the Creative Arts. He has recorded for Arabesque Records, Brioso and OmniTone labels and plays a cello attributed to Albani circa 1690.