Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, John Alan Rose has been performing as pianist and composer since the age of 14.  Acclaimed European pianist Andreas Haefliger once played from John’s sketchbook and was so taken with his music that he predicted his future as a composer/performer. In November of 2015, John performed his piano concerto with the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc, The Czech Republic, followed by a collaboration with the same orchestra and the talents of cellist JungWon Choi, violinist Simeon Simeonov, soprano Sing Rose, narrator Tyler Bunch, and conductor Miran Vaupotic on a major recording project of his four concerti (cello, piano, violin and voice) for release on the Navona Label.  His music has also been performed by the Dubrovnik Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Russia), and the Lugansk Philharmonic (Ukraine). Guitarist Diego Campagna selected John’s solo guitar piece The Children Are Playing for inclusion on his new guitar CD, featuring the piece as well on his American tour. In addition to large-scale orchestral works, John has also composed a full-length opera,  a major choral work, and many pieces for chamber ensemble and piano solo.  At the age of eighteen he played the complete Chopin Etudes in concerts throughout Ohio and West Virginia.  He has studied piano at Duquesne University, Indiana University, and Baldwin-Wallace University; teachers include David Allen Wehr, Robert Mayerovitch, Dina Khudaiberdieva, Karen Shaw, and Frederic Chiu. John resides with his family in Ohio and is a member of ASCAP.

Albums

Spectra II

Release Date: October 12, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6188
20th Century
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Piano
Viola
SPECTRA 2 unveils the works of six composers, each of whom tells a unique, memorable story. First up is Elizabeth R. Austin's B-A-C-HOMAGE, an intricately constructed tribute to the German Baroque composer. Based on Bach's name and his "Air on G" respectively, the first and second movement reflect upon the clarity of his work through the lens of Austin's decidedly modern tonal language.
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Ineffable Tales

Release Date: May 11, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6157
21st Century
Concertos
Orchestral
Cello
Orchestra
Piano
Composer/Performer John Alan Rose presents INEFFABLE TALES, an album of four of his ensemble compositions, recorded at Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In addition to renowned soloists Jungwon Choi (cello), Moni Simeonov (violin), the recording features the composer’s wife Sing Rose (soprano), and the composer himself (piano). The album also features the Moravian Philharmonic, under the direction of Miran Vaupotić.
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