Alan Rafferty is currently a member of the cello section of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Alan came to Cincinnati in September of 2007 after four years with the Louisville Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, he has performed on numerous concert series and music festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen and Interlochen to name a few. He has studied chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Cavani, and Pacific String Quartets and played in master classes for Yo-Yo Ma.
A native of Albuquerque, NM, Alan made his solo debut playing the Dvorak concerto with the Las Cruces Symphony at the age of 16. He received his schooling at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Northwestern University and his primary teachers have included Hans Jorgen Jensen, Alan Harris, Richard Weiss and Merry Peckham. In addition to his position on the cello faculty of the Starling Program at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, Mr. Rafferty is adjunct professor of cello and member of the Rhine Quartet at Northern Kentucky University. His students have been national finalists for MTNA and winners of the Ohio ASTA as well as numerous other competitions and awards.