"Mr. Rinehart's technique on the guitar was secure, his interpretation sensitive, and his tone excellent, He also possesses one of the most pleasant stage personalities I have come across"
GUITAR magazine, London, England.
"Consistently clean and musical...Alan has a pleasantly relaxed stage manner which won over the audience right from the word go"
Guitar International Magazine.
Alan Rinehart has released six solo CDs (“Renaissance Masters and Latin Romantics”, “Musical Banquet”, “The Golden Century”, “Soliloquies and Dreams”, “Spanish Recital” and “Verdi’s Guitar”) and one CD with the Vancouver Guitar Quartet. All have received international critical praise; His latest solo CD “Verdi’s Guitar” was released in Fall 2017.
Alan Rinehart is a co-founder of The Vancouver Guitar Quartet that became a regular part of the Vancouver and Western Canadian music scene in the late 1980’s with many concert and radio appearances including a broadcast concert on CBC’s ARTS NATIONAL, and enthusiastically acclaimed performances as featured artists in the host pavilion at EXPO 86. After an hiatus of a number of years the Quartet reformed in 1996 and released its debut recording “Estampas” in 1999. The Quartet disbanded in 2003.
His editorial work has included arranging and engraving the guitar performance edition of the Moscow lute manuscript of Sylvius Leopold Weiss for Editions Orphee (see LINKS) and compiling and engraving a volume of music by Spanish guitarist A. J. Manjon for Chanterelle-Mel Bay as well as preparation of guitar solo and ensemble music for his own company NovaScribe Editions. Several of his guitar quartet arrangements are published by Les Productions d’Oz.
He was a faculty member of the music schools at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College from 1983 to 2003.
After a long time residency in Vancouver, B.C., he moved to Nelson, B.C. in 2004 where he was on the Board of the Nelson and District Arts Council and was the coordinator of the 19th Northwest Guitar Festival, a 3 day event held in Nelson April 16-18, 2009.
During the Royal Visit to Western Canada in September 2016, Alan had the honour of performing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Western Canadian Music Awards nominated Alan as Classical Artist of the Year in 2017.
He currently lives in Kelowna, the central city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.