Violinist, Alan Grishman, first-prize winner in the Munich International Competition, studied with Ivan Galamian, in New York, Max Rostal, in London, and Pablo Casals in Prades, France.

First violinist of New York’s Contemporary String Quartet and the New England-based Windsor String Quartet, he was a participant in many Casals Festivals in France and Puerto Rico, and a member of the New England Trio and the violin-piano Duo Grishman-Chiu.

Formerly chairman of the String Department at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Alan Grishman holds a Ph.D. for his research in musicians’ performance anxiety. He is also a frequent chamber music coach and judge, and plays a rare violin made in Cremona in 1733 by Carlo Bergonzi. In compact disks of sonatas by Mozart and Brahms, Grishman is joined by Hong Kong-born pianist, and Steinway Artist, Yeeha Chiu.