Alan Stewart

Alan Stewart

Percussion

Associate Principal Percussion Alyn and Marilynn Essmann Chair

Alan Stewart joined the St. Louis Symphony in December of 2017 as Associate Principal Percussionist. Prior to this appointment, Alan was an avid freelance percussionist, performing with orchestras throughout the US, including the St. Louis Symphony, 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.

Alan attended the Manhattan School of Music and Northwestern University, where he studied with Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, Michael Burritt, and She-e Wu. Alan 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' South City neighborhood with their two dogs, Bess and Cliff.

Alan is a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals.