Alan Molina Principal Second Violin for Unplugged

Alan Molina began his violin studies at the age of three with Betty Haag-Kuhnke and later with Cyrus Forough. He received his Bachelor’s degree in violin performance at Indiana University where he was a student and teaching assistant to Mauricio Fuks. Alan went on to earn his Masters degree in chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory where he had the opportunity to perform with acclaimed artists such as Menahem Pressler, Jorja Fleezanis, Gilbert Kalish, and Ian Swensen. Mr. Molina spent two seasons with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and other conductors such as Robert Spano, Franz Welser-Möst, Roberto Abbado, and Sir Roger Norrington.

During his time in San Francisco, Alan began working in recording studios, playing the violin for rock bands and films. Some of these recordings are “Ghosts of the Great Highway” by Sun Kil Moon which reached number one on the college radio charts, and the film “Ballets Russes” which was recorded at Skywalker Sound.

Mr. Molina is currently in his third season as Principal Second Violin with the Charleston Symphony


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