Alan Murray

In this special concert Alan will be playing the Schumann Violin Sonata No.1 and the Brahms Scherzo in C minor with Chris Lee on violin.

Alan Murray has appeared in numerous solo and chamber recitals and as a concerto soloist with orchestra. This season marks his third year as soloist in the Moxart Concerto series, having previously performed Rachmaninoff’s 3rd (2013), Bartók’s 2nd (2014), Prokofiev’s 3rd and Saint-Saëns 4th (2015) piano concertos and, in the current season, Tchaikovsky’s and Chopin’s 1st. He returns in 2017 for the two Brahms’ piano concertos.

In prior seasons, Mr. Murray presented the Masters Series and Sunrise Series Concerts in the New York area, comprising over 100 recitals encompassing the complete cycles of the solo piano music of Chopin, Schumann, Debussy and Ravel, and J.S. Bach, as well as Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas and Diabelli Variations, and major works of Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Albéniz (Iberia), Granados (Goyescas), Rachmaninoff. His current focus is on other Russian, Eastern European and American masters, and Scarlatti.

In 2014, Mr. Murray initiated Collectanea, a series of performances of art/poetry/dance-inspired classical piano masterpieces involving simultaneous illuminated displays of still art and live modern dance and poetry readings. Mr. Murray’s repertoire, performance calendar and studio facilities can be found at www.studio-hollywood.com.

A member of the Financial Institutions Group management team at Moody’s Investors Service in New York, Mr. Murray directs global quantitative risk analytics for the Insurance sector, and has long overseen operations in the Latin America region. He resides in Westchester County, New York with his wife Amada and daughter Celia.

Mr. Murray holds a degree in physics and languages from Cornell University, where he also received a special University Award for distinguished piano soloist.