Flutist Alan Weiss, studied flute with Phillip Kaplan, James Pappoutsakis, and Julius Baker. He has performed with many noted musicians on chamber music series and ensembles including the Boston Pops Orchestra. Weiss was the principal and solo flutist of the Virginia (Norfolk) Symphony. He has been a member of the Boston Classical Orchestra since 1987.
Internationally, Mr. Weiss served as flutist with the Mexico City Philharmonic, the State Orchestra of Mexico, and the Iceland National Symphony. In 1995 he performed a highly acclaimed European solo debut with the Romanian Radio Orchestra and received major media coverage with high praise. The Bucharest Romania newspaper Cortidianul described his accomplished performance as evidence of "a true master of the American school of wind playing." He is recognized for his "attractive and individual tone" (Boston Globe) and "ease of playing with warm expression" (Actualitea Muzicala-Romania). Other critics have described him as "excellent and distinguished" (Boston Phoenix), "spectacular performer" (Tineretul Liber-Romania) and a "fine musician"(Virginia Ledger Star).