Photo Credit: Jacob Skoglund

Alan Hankers is an award-winning composer and pianist, whose music creates a sonic landscape by exploring various timbres and textures. His works have been performed throughout the United States and Europe by ensembles such as the South Carolina Philharmonic Repertory Orchestra, North Shore Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Edge, Calidore String Quartet, Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Music Ensemble, Unheard-Of//Ensemble, and many others. In addition to concert music, Alan has been an active film & television composer in New York City, where he freelances as a composer and assistant at various post production houses.       As an active pianist, he frequently performs as a soloist and collaborator. Beyond the concert hall, he is the full-time keyboardist in the American progressive rock band, Painted In Exile. Hailed by Prog Magazine for their “virtuoso chops and mastery of countless musical styles”, Painted In Exile released their debut full-length LP, ‘The Ordeal’, in 2016. Alan's performance on the record has been described as "atmospheric" and "striking" by Outburn Magazine. Since joining the band, he has toured with the group multiple times throughout North America.  Alan graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the State University of New York Fredonia. He will begin his PhD at Stony Brook University in the fall of 2017, where he will also teach undergraduate courses in musicianship. His principal teachers include Matthew Barnson, Perry Goldstein, Karl Boelter, Sean Doyle, and Rob Deemer.



Elsewhere (2016)

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String Quartet

Rain, Fall (2013)

Rain, Fall - solo piano (2013) Alan Hankers, piano