Artist Bio

Isaac Allen, violin

Violinist Isaac Allen attended Manhattan School of Music and received his Undergraduate Diploma from The Longy School of Music, Masters of Music in Chamber Music Performance from Kent State University and the Artist Diploma from San Diego State. He has studied violin with Ivan Chan, Laura Bossert, Terry King, Patinka Kopek and chamber music with Robert Mann, Earl Carlyss, Silvia Rosenberg and members of the Juilliard, Orion, Vermeer, Emerson, Alexander, Miami and Alban Berg String Quartets. He has performed in Canada, the U.S., China and Taiwan. With a strong dedication to teaching, Mr. Allen has given master classes throughout the United States and served as a violin teacher at various schools and universities, including San Francisco State and Brookline Music School. Festival appearances have included, La Jolla SummerFest, Music@Menlo, Aspen, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. As a chamber musician, he has performed with Paul Neubauer, Toby Appel, Steven Ansel, Ronald Thomas, Paul Katz and the Alexander String Quartet. Cello Ensemble, and he often appears on San Diego’s Art of Élan series. He has performed often with the FLUX Quartet, and was a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes in Sinaloa, Mexico. His varied interests have led to collaborations with dance companies, studies of baroque cello, recordings for film, television and commercials, and performances throughout Mexico. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Queens College and Juilliard Pre-College, and his teachers have included Steven Doane, Marcy Rosen, Ross Harbaugh, Joseph Elworthy and Andre Emelianoff. Alex plays a cello crafted by Michele Ashley in 2006. He lives in North Park.

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