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Alan Roubik

Biography

Alan Roubik is an American pianist, composer and producer, born in Los Angeles in 1966. Considered a child prodigy at the age of three, he was "discovered" and mentored by legendary producer and artist manager Joe Gottfried (Toto, Fleetwood Mac, The Carpenters, Rick Springfield) one year prior to graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

With no professional experience, Alan wanted to get some performance experience and test out a few of his compositions, which took place at one of the most popular jazz clubs in Los Angeles, At My Place. Encouraged and inspired, Alan began assembling his team of LA's top studio musicians and recorded his first album, entitled "Promises."

Alan promoted his own record on radio, and "Promises" was very well received on popular Contemporary Jazz and Adult Contemporary radio stations in the US. In 1994, Alan produced a music video of the title track, which has been featured on such programs such as MTV, Star TV Asia, MOR Music and PBS Classic Arts Showcase. The 35mm video was filmed at locations in Malibu, California, by Michael Jackson's music video crew, assisted by Director John Landis ("Thriller"). Coincidentally, many of Alan's musicians had also performed on MichaeJ's albums and in concert.

In 1995, Alan began collaborating with research scientist and New York Best-selling author Dr. Masaru Emoto, producing the first of the Music For Your Heart series of CDs. Laboratory tested, Alan’s music is said to have the most healing properties of any modern music, and is used and recommended by doctors, professional athletes and trainers, fitness and yoga instructors. Gold Medalist Gary Hall and Coach Mike Bottom used Alan's music at Stanford University, incorporating it as a part of their training, as have numerous other Olympic athletes.

To date, Alan has recorded and produced more than a dozen albums in several genres, including contemporary jazz, ragtime, new age, classical and pop-instrumental.

 


Mentor

Joe Gottfried discovered and managed some of the most popular recording artists in the 70's and 80's, including Toto, The Carpenters, Fleetwood Mac and Rick Springfield. He was also founder and president of Sound City Recording Studio in Van Nuys, California, where many of the big hit records were recorded (Elton John, Metallica, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Nirvana, Tom Petty).  Sadly, Joe passed away in 1991, before he and Alan had a chance to produce any songs together. 

 


Film score

Of the many projects Alan has taken on, he remains most grateful for the opportunity to have worked with producer / director Dr. J. Michael Hagopian, composing and recording the film score and theme song for his film Germany and the Secret Genocide, First Place Golden Camera Award winner in the History Category from the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, the largest festival of its kind specializing in documentary, informational and industrial films. In addition, Germany and the Secret Genocide was one of 7 productions selected from 1500 submissions from 27 countries to be nominated for the Grand Prix. The film also tied for first place at the Athens (Ohio) International Film Festival. http://armenianfilm.org

 

 

 


 

Alan is endorsed by piano manufacturer Bösendorfer. Every piano is built in Vienna, Austria, and it takes over four years to build one grand piano. Approximately 300 pianos are made in a year. Other composers/pianists that have been endorsed by Bösendorfer include Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms, Franz Lehár, Gustav Mahler, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Oscar Peterson, André Previn and Victor Borge. It is by far the most prestigious artist endorsement in the world.

 

All of Alan's recordings have featured Yamaha grand pianos, and he often performs on Yamahas. Alan also endorses Yamaha keyboards and equipment. His relationship with Yamaha dates back to 1989, when he was first welcomed by Yamaha of Japan's renown Artist Relations manager Masaaki Naito.

 


Education

Alan graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1989, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration / Administrative Management.  

Sports background

In addition to music, Alan has an extensive background in sports, including soccer, competitive roller skating, gymnastics, water skiing and off-road motorcycle riding. He studied and practiced martial arts for many years, member of two Karate and self-defense demonstration teams, trained with National Champions and members of the US Olympic Karate Team, and taught martial arts and gymnastics.