Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

About Alec Holcomb

Alec Holcomb, 24, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and began playing the guitar at the age of 6 under the guidance of his father. At age 11, Holcomb was awarded the Myra Jackson Blair Music Scholarship to study as a precollegiate student with John Johns at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Beginning at age 13 and throughout high school, Holcomb studied with Dr. Andrew Zohn. During this time Holcomb was awarded 1st prize in several high school division competitions, including the Parkening International Young Guitarist Competition in 2012.

Holcomb has performed on NPR's From the Top radio broadcast, and was named a 2013 National Young Arts Foundation Finalist. Holcomb was a finalist in several collegiate competitions, including the Columbus State Guitar Competition and the Texas A&M International Guitar Competition, and he won 2nd prize at the Columbus State University Guitar Symposium in 2016. He has also been a finalist in several international competitions, including the Schadt String (Concerto) Competition, the Guitar Foundation of America's International Concert Artist Competition, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, the BorGuitar Festival, and the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition.

Holcomb completed his bachelor of music in 2017 at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with David Starobin and Jason Vieaux. He is currently pursuing a master of music in guitar performance at the San Franscisco Conservatory of Music.

 

Alec Holcomb  

Contact

Parkening International Guitar Competition
Pepperdine University
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

theparkening@pepperdine.edu

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Christopher Parkening
Artistic Director
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Rebecca Carson
Executive Director

Paul Vacchiano
Competition Manager

Parkening International Guitar Competition

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