Mr. Weiss was the Director of Chamber Music and Young Artists Orchestra Program as well as a flute instructor for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Alan was an artist-in-residence at the 2000 Schubert International Music Festival and Competition (Ovada, Italy) and has performed at the Santander Music Festival (Spain). In 2003, Mr. Weiss performed solo alto flute with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s premier of Tod Machover’s Toy Symphony in New York City and in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In 2005, he presented solo performances with the Nashua (NH) Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Classical Orchestra. In 2007, Alan gave his Japan debut in Tokyo’s DAC Recital Hall with world-renowned flutist Shigenori Kudo. In recent years, Alan has had the privilege of performing in concert with a number of renowned flutist colleagues including: Sir James Galway, Claudi Arimany, Jean-Louis Beaumadier, Kathleen Chastain, Michel Debost, Paul Edmund-Davies, Juergen Franz, Hans-Udo Heinzmann, Paul Fried, Lady Jeanne Galway, Gaspar Hoyos, Shigenori Kudo, Horacio Parravicini, Nobutaka Shimizu, and Juan Jesus Silguero.
In 2010, Alan recorded his latest CD (also available as a DVD) with acclaimed flutist Paul Fried and pianist Bryan Pezzone entitled “Virtuoso Flute Trios” on the Golden Tone label. The Fall 2011 issue of the periodical “Flutist Quarterly” reviewed, “This CD is filled with variety, sonority, and style performed with elegance and sensitivity by two marvelous masters of the flute…”
In 2012, he gave a masterclass for the Imani Chamber Winds Summer Festival in Lincoln Center, New York City. He was inducted as a member of the Caballeros del Traversos, Spain’s most exclusive and illustrious flute society.
In 2014, Alan performed with Claudi Arimany the double flute concerti of Vivaldi and Doppler which received great critical acclaim in the Boston Globe. He also performed twice with Sir James Galway in Georgia and Switzerland. Most recently he was invited to perform at a special concert honoring James Galway which was broadcast internationally over WQXR New York City. He performed with James Galway as well and members of the New York Philharmonic flute section.
Alan Weiss performs on several modern custom-crafted 14K gold flutes: one with a Rampal style headjoint by the late Lewis Deveau, and the other with a custom-made headjoint personally created by the great maker Ranier Lafin of Germany. He also performs on 19th century Louis Lot flutes and has an in-depth knowledge and passion of antique French flutes and their history. He has been happily married to the talented and beautiful oboist Ann Rosandich since 1986.