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Alan Steinberger is a first-call studio musician, principal keyboardist with the Pasadena Symphony and Pasadena Pops, and a regular with many jazz ensembles, theatre companies and choral groups. Alan has served as a sub or extra with virtually every LA-area orchestra, and accompanied a wide variety of artists including Jessye Norman, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Crawford and Seth MacFarlane. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

Some familiar projects include: 
  • arranger, orchestrator and pianist for the Sony PlayStation 3 video games Uncharted: Drake’s FortuneUncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Uncharted 2 won virtually every award including AIAS and BAFTA for best video game score of 2009.
  • composer for the Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach
  • piano soloist on the Academy Award-winning documentary March of the Penguins
  • pianist on the Emmy Award-winning television film Temple Grandin
  • arranger and piano soloist for the gold album Winterlude
Recent motion pictures (all as keyboardist):
  • Toy Story 3 (Randy Newman)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (John Williams)
  • Tangled (Alan Menken)
  • The Princess and the Frog (Randy Newman)
  • A Christmas Carol (Alan Silvestri)
Television:
  • Firefly (orchestrator, keyboardist, add’l composing)
  • King of the Hill (orchestrator, keyboardist, add’l composing)
  • The SimpsonsFamily Guy and American Dad (all as keyboardist)
  • composer of award-winning spots for Honda and Nike
  • solo pianist on the 2010 Apple MacBook Air ad
A few unusual distinctions:
  • named a Freunde des Hauses Bösendorfer
  • recognized by Dr. Amar Bose as a Bose Corp. Live Music Pioneer
  • featured as Tangled's one-handed thug who dreams of becoming a concert pianist
  • caricatured on the Warner Bros. cartoon The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries

 

2011     The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn [Music from the Motion Picture]     John Williams     Keyboards
2011     Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception [Original Video Game Soundtrack]     Greg Edmonson     Arranger, Orchestration
2010     Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [Original Video Game Soundtrack]     Greg Edmonson     Arranger, Orchestration
2005     Firefly [Original Television Soundtrack]     Greg Edmonson     Composer, Piano, Synthesizer
2005     March of the Penguins [Original Score]     Alex Wurman     Piano
1996     Mrs. Santa Claus [Original Soundtrack]         Keyboards, Piano

 

Alan's work on an Apple commercial...

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