Alan de Veritch
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Alan de Veritch (born July 18, 1947) is an American violist who has made a name for himself as a soloist, pedagogue, recording artist, and orchestral musician.
De Veritch's talent caught the attention of William Primrose when he was twelve after solo appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Primrose accepted him as a student. While studying with Primrose, his career quickly took flight, and by the age of seventeen, he had collaborated in chamber music performances with Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Ralph Berkowitz, Josef Gingold, Pinchas Zuckerman, and Itzhak Perlman. While maintaining his solo career, he also served ten years as principal violist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and Carlo Maria Giulini, guest principal violist of the New York Philharmonic, and was a member of An die Musik, the Aldanya String Quartet, and the White House Quartet. He has also recorded for hundreds of motion picture soundtracks, as well as producing his own recordings of standard viola repertoire.
De Veritch has taught many of the world's leading violists including Paul Neubauer, James Dunham, and Nokuthula Ngwenyama. He taught at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music until the spring of 2012.