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Alan Grubner

In 2012 Mr. Grubner was awarded two commissions to compose pieces for contemporary alternative string quartet. Missed Rust and Drops were premiered respectively by the North Sky Cello Quartet at the historic Trinity Church concert series in Downtown Manhattan and the Nurse Kaya String Quartet at Bennington College.

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Biography

Alan Grubner graduated Suma Cum Laude from Dartmouth College where he received both the 1998 MacDonald-Smith Music Prize for High Achievement in Musical Performance and the Heiman-Rosenthal Ensembles Award for High Achievement in the Creative Arts.

He continued graduate studies in jazz performance at Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory. There he studied jazz and improvisation with many renowned teachers including George Garzone, Hal Crook and Matt Glaser. Mr. Grubner has been an adjunct instructor of violin and improvisation studies at Five Towns College, and he is equally dedicated to inspiring students and audiences across the globe.

Some of Mr. Grubner’s more recent work on fiddle is featured throughout the groundbreaking film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and the Caméra d’Or at Cannes Film Festival. Mr. Grubner’s work on violin and viola is also featured on multiple episodes of the Emmy Award-winning TV series, Louie, starring Grammy Award-winning comedian, Louis C.K. Additionally, Mr. Grubner represented the U.S.A. as a featured soloist at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.

He appeared there on 5-string electric violin with the Tomás Doncker Band—a group with which he appeared again recently on CNN. In 2012 Mr. Grubner was awarded two commissions to compose pieces for contemporary alternative string quartet. Missed Rust and Drops were premiered respectively by the North Sky Cello Quartet at the historic Trinity Church concert series in Downtown Manhattan and the Nurse Kaya String Quartet at Bennington College.

The highly acclaimed debut album from Alan Grubner’s Firelight Ensemble, Long Road Home, features Mr. Grubner’s songwriting and performances by Aoife O’Donovan, Sonya Kitchell and Philip Hamilton.

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