Brian Allen



Sponsor: Tom & Wendy Hofman

Violinist Brian Allen is an orchestral musician and private teacher. He has been a member of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and a frequent guest with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Brian is thrilled to be this year joining the Lansing Symphony Orchestra as their Concertmaster.

Brian studied with Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig at the Indiana University String Academy, where he was a member of the renowned Violin Virtuosi. He then entered college at the Cleveland Institute of Music, completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with Jaime Laredo. He is presently in his final year as a candidate in the Doctoral program for Violin Performance at the University of Michigan with David Halen, where in addition to giving recitals Brian is honing his skill at drawing out the very best in his own students.