John Alan Rose has been performing as pianist and composer since the age of 14. Acclaimed European pianist Andreas Haefliger once played from John’s sketchbook and was so taken with his music that he predicted his future as a composer/performer. In November of 2015, John performed his piano concerto with the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc, Czech Republic, followed by a collaboration with the same orchestra on a major recording project of his four concerti (cello, piano, violin and voice). His music has also been performed by the Dubrovnik Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Russia), and the Lugansk Philharmonic (Ukraine).
In addition to large scale orchestral works, John has also composed a full length opera, major choral work, and many pieces for chamber ensemble and piano solo. At the age of eighteen he played the complete Chopin Etudes in concerts throughout Ohio and West Virginia. He has studied piano at Duquesne University, Indiana University and Baldwin-Wallace University; teachers include David Allen Wehr, Robert Mayerovitch, Dina Khudaiberdieva, Karen Shaw, and Frederic Chiu.
John resides with his family in Ohio and is a member of ASCAP.