ALAN BODMAN began violin study at age four with his father, Lyman Bodman, Professor Emeritus of Violin and Viola at Michigan State University, and his career has been marked by success ever since. He received his B.M. from Michigan State University and his M.M. from the University of Michigan.
His major violin studies include work with Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay, and Paul Makanowitzky. In 1973, he joined the Washington State University faculty and became well known as a soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the Northwest. In 1986, he returned east to join the faculties of the University of Akron, and the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Meadowmount School of Music in New York State.
Mr. Bodman has performed extensively in recital and chamber music concerts as a member of the Kimbrough Trio, the W.S.U. Chamber Players, and in collaboration with pianist Anne Epperson. He has also been featured as soloist in several recordings for National Public Television and is a frequent guest with the Gabrielli Trio of the University of Akron.
Formerly the Principal Violist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, he now performs as Concertmaster. In 1988 he and his wife, violinist, Amy Barlowe, formed the Duo [AB2] and have recorded for the Medici record label. Strad Magazine attributes Mr. Bodman's playing with "...delectable sound...silken-toned...musically introspective."