Violinist Alan Busteed studied with the eminent Russian violin pedagogue Raphael Bronstein at the Manhattan School of Music. One musical generation away from seminal violin master artists Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, Alan has played in Master Classes for Yehudi Menuhin, Henryk Szeryng, Vladimir Spivakov, Ruggiero Ricci, Franco Gulli, Yfrah Neaman, and Zakhar Bron. He has enjoyed professional concerto appearances on three continents. A former member of the Orion Piano Trio and the Ensemble Sepia, chamber music groups based in New York City, he has also performed on dozens of chamber music venues throughout California.
Alan was Professor of Chamber Music and Viola at the Academia Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon, Portugal, from 1994-2001. Alan has toured the Far East, Europe, South America, held musical posts in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Spain. A highlight of his 2004 move to California was serving as Visiting Concertmaster of the Orquesta de Baja California in close collaboration with composers from Mexico City playing solos within new works for chamber orchestra. He has enjoyed many concerts as violinist and violist with the Fort Worth and San Diego Symphonies.
Alan has been an enthusiastic pianist, having earned his graduate degree in violin performance at UMASS Amherst through a piano accompanying fellowship. He was invited to serve as Pianist/Music Director at Stagewest professional theater company in Western Massachusetts and, later, was staff accompanist for the Opera Workshop and A Capella Choir at the University of Texas Arlington while playing in the orchestra for the Dallas Opera.
Alan was a featured vocal soloist at Interlochen as a youth. He credits years of choral singing -- featuring repertoire from the Renaissance to Contemporary styles -- for his brand of thoughtful and energetic musicianship.
National tours of the USA as a violinist with the Hutchins Consort, based in San Diego, and exciting performances as the violinist with Trio del Mar, with cellist Ruslan Biryukov and pianist Mary Au, have made him a staple of classical music audiences throughout Southern California.
Alan is a vocal coach, strings arranger, and recorded film scores for Jurrasic World, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Mission Impossible and Pixar animated features. Based on his travels, he has a keen interest in Latin popular music.