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Ken Allen | Viola

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Violist Ken Allen is a founding member of Trio Notturno, as well as a member of the American String Teachers Association, American Viola Society, Boston Musicians’ Association, and Early Music America. Ken is an active chamber and orchestral musician and has performed with many ensembles in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in English at UNC-Chapel Hill and at Harvard and then working at the Boston College Law Library, Ken earned his Master of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Lila Brown and Leonard Matczynski. He also studied string pedagogy with Rictor Noren and was coached in chamber ensembles by Lynn Chang and Ina Zdorovetchi at the Boston Conservatory. He has performed in master classes for Amadi Azikiwe, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Sheila Browne, Helen Callus, Levon Chilingirian, Gabriela Diaz, Dr. Susan Dubois, Vinko Globokar, John Harbison, the Jupiter String Quartet, Michelle LaCourse, Robert Mealy, Aisslinn Nosky, Karl Paulnack, and Karen Ritscher.