Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio for solo violin


‘‘A joy to listen to’’

– Sir James Galway

‘‘Young virtuoso Alan Parmenter’’

– The Times


Based in London, Alan Parmenter has performed as a solo violinist across the UK, and in Europe, and the USA.

In 2010, Alan recorded a debut album, ‘First Edition’, of lyrical pieces for violin and piano by Elgar, Fibich, Part and Dvorak, and virtuosic works by Sarasate and Saint-Saens.

Alan has performed complete solo violin works of Bach in London, and selected works in Vienna, Leipzig and New York.

Alan has performed Bach, Bruch, Elgar, Kabalevsky, Sibelius and Vivaldi, with orchestras in the UK, France and Austria.

At St Paul’s School, Alan won the Collins String Prize, and was chosen to perform in the presence of King Charles III, then Prince of Wales.

Alan won an Ash Music Scholarship to Imperial College and the Royal College of Music, and graduated from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honours in 2007.

Alan studied with Donis Albanis, Ellen Martin, Dona Lee Croft and Rodney Friend, and participated in masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov, Ruggiero Ricci, Gyorgy Pauk, Bela Katona, Yfrah Neaman, Hugh Bean and Gerard Poulet.

Alan plays a violin by Mateo Gofriller, circa 1710-20, kindly purchased by an anonymous benefactor.