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Gregory Allen

Gregory Allen


GREGORY ALLEN was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1980 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv; he also won the Second Prize at the 1978 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, as well as top honors in the Los Angeles Young Musicians Foundation, Washington International, and Gina Bachauer Competitions.

 

His concert engagements have included appearances with the New York, Los Angeles and Israel Philharmonics, the Brussels RTF and Jerusalem Radio Symphonies, and the orchestras of San Francisco, San Diego, Baltimore, Austin and San Antonio; he has collaborated with such conductors as Rafael Kubelik, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez, Sergiu Comissiona, Louis Lane, Garcia Navarro, Leon Fleisher, Lukas Foss, James Sedares, and David Atherton. He has appeared in recital at New York's 92nd St. Y, Washington's Kennedy Center, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium, and Brussels' Palais des Beaux Arts.

 

Mr. Allen holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Peabody Institute; his principal teachers were John Perry, Jerome Lowenthal, and Leon Fleisher. He is currently Professor of Piano at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught since 1973; he has become one of the most sought-after teachers in the country. He is also a founding member of the Chamber Soloists of Austin, a mixed ensemble that was chosen to appear at the Kennedy Center's Texas Festival in 1991. The group has also toured South America as Artistic Ambassadors of the U.S. Information Agency; their highly-acclaimed programs included Mr. Allen's original transcription for chamber ensemble of Alberto Ginastera's Tres Danzas Argentinas.

 

Mr. Allen's recordings include The Rubinstein Dedications, a unique project devoted to the many 20th-century piano works written for and dedicated to Arthur Rubinstein; these recordings, which include a number of recorded premieres, are available in three volumes on the Musical Heritage Society label. He has also recorded the first complete collection of the piano works of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo for Bridge Records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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