Alec Holcomb studied classical guitar during his high school years under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Zohn. In the years that followed, he won several high school division competitions across the U.S., including the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition (2012). Furthermore, he was featured on NPR’s From the Top (2012) and was selected as a Young Arts Finalist (2013). In 2017, he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying with David Starobin and Jason Vieaux.
While at Curtis, Alec appeared on WHYY in Philadelphia, played an array of concerts, and continued his participation in guitar competitions. Recent first prize wins include the East Carolina Guitar Competition (2014), the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition (2015), and the BorGuitar Festival Competition in Italy (2016). In 2015, he received 4th prize at the renowned Parkening International Guitar Competitio. He earned 2nd prize at the Columbus State University Guitar Competition, and 3rd prize at the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition (2016). Most recently (2017), Alec received 3rd prize in the Schadt String Competition, and 3rd prize in the GFA International Concert Artist Competition.
Alec is currently studying with Judicaël Perroy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.