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Allen, Renee (1957-Present)

She is a horn player and teacher born in Montreal, Canada who studied for her musical diploma at Varnier College and her Bachelor of Music at McGill University, both in Montreal.  She later studied for her teaching diploma  at the School for Alexander Technique in Freiburg from 1989 to 1993 after relocating to Germany in 1981.

Prior to settling in Germany she was a member of Orchester Symphonique de Quebec in 1980 to 1981 and  once she had relocated she was a member of State Orchester Mainz from 1982 to 1989 and State Orchestra Stuttgart from 1989 to 1990.

Since then she has been a free lance musician in between Concerto Koln from 1991 to 2017 and Anima Eterna from 2000 and has also performed with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Concerto Copenhagen, German Handel Soloists, Hannoversche Hopkapelle, La Petite Bande, Musica Antiqua Koln and Opera Fuoco among others.

Recordings she has appeared on include her own Fin Du Travail (Version 1) and Salon Music for French Horn as well as Johann Wilhelm Wilms – Symphonies Nos 6 & 7 and Airs D’Operas Italiens by Concerto Koln, Gloria Dresdensis by Dresdner Barockorchester, Handel – Water Music HWV 348-350 – Concerto Grosso Op. 6, 11 by Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Themes & Melodies Volume 3 by Marc Huard, Haydn – Harpsichord Concertos in F and G/Divertimento in F by La Petite Band, Johann David Heinichen – Dresden Concerti and Concerti “Per L’Orchestra Di Dresda” by Musica Antiqua Koln, Telemann: Complete Orchestral Suites Vol. 4 by Pratum Integrum Orchestra and Boccherini – Chamber Music by Scala Koln.

In the field of musical education she has taught at several German universities and has given courses and private tuition in the FM Alexander technique from 1993 onwards.

Musica Antiqua Recordings
Concerto for 2 Flutes and Orchestra in G Major (Johann Joachim Quantz)
Archiv 447 644 (CD: Concerti ‘pour l’orchestra di Dresda’)