Alan Stewart

Alan Stewart

Percussion

Associate Principal Percussion Alyn and Marilynn Essmann Chair

Alan Stewart joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in December 2017 as Associate Principal Percussionist. Prior to this appointment, he was an avid freelance percussionist, performing with orchestras throughout the U.S., including the SLSO, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and the National Symphony. Recent summer engagements have included performances with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

As an educator, Stewart has taught masterclasses throughout the country, including classes at the Manhattan School of Music and Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

Stewart attended the Manhattan School of Music and Northwestern University, where he studied with Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, Michael Burritt, and She-e Wu. He also studied extensively with Michael Werner of the Seattle Symphony and James Ross of the Chicago Symphony.

When not performing, Alan and his wife, Nicole, enjoy spending time at their home in St. Louis' Kirkwood neighborhood with their dog, Cliff.

Stewart is a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Dragonfly Percussion.