Ralph Allen, violinist and violist, has a BA in Philosophy from Yale, and degrees in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, SUNY Stony Brook and the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. He studied with Dorothy Delay, Donald Weilerstein, Robert Mann, and Vera Beths, and has performed with opera, baroque, and contemporary ensembles throughout Europe, Israel, the Far East, and the U.S. Ralph performed as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Yale Symphony, The Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra, and the Stony Brook Orchestra. While living in Holland, Ralph played with contemporary music groups such as the Schoenberg Ensemble, Asko Ensemble, Music Fabrik (Germany), and Ensemble Remix (Portugal).
Recent performances include a tour with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and chamber music performances in New Hampshire; Vermont; Philadelphia; State College, PA; New Bedford, MA; and in Stamford, CT. Ralph played recently at Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Antony and the Johnsons, and on Late Show with David Letterman with the Orchestra of St Luke’s.
In the summers, Ralph teaches at Apple Hill in New Hampshire and the Elm City Music Festival in Connecticut. He teaches violin on Roosevelt Island and at Riverdale Country Day School, and freelances in New York City.