Alan Gampel was honored with The Special Award in the Arts from UNICEF at age 8 and with the Presidential Scholars Award, presented by President Ronald Reagan at the White House, at age 16. He graduated from Stanford University at age 19 and in 2016 he completed a PhD at Sorbonne University.
Alan made his pianistic debut playing Beethoven variations at age 7 at the Hollywood Bowl and subsequent auditions for eminent musicians including Sir Georg Solti, Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Daniel Barenboim led to engagements with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Irish National Symphony…
The birth of Alan’s first child inspired him to search for innovative ways to introduce music and the arts to young people. He has performed over 1000 informal school recitals and in 2000, he created the Joy2Learn Foundation, bringing great artists into classrooms across America over the Internet.