Alan Stewart

Alan Stewart


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, Stewart was an avid freelance percussionist, performing with orchestras throughout the US, including the SLSO, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. Past summer engagements have included three summers with the Verbier Festival Orchestras and performances with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

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, Stewart and his wife, Nicole, enjoy spending time at their home in St. Louis' South City neighborhood with their two dogs, Bess and Cliff.

Stewart is a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals.