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Aller, Judith

She is a violinist, also credited as Judith Aller-Talvi, whose father was the pianist Victor Aller.   She began studying the violin when she was 7 years old followed by studies at the University of Southern California at Jascha Heifetz’s master class.  After these studies she married the Finnish violinist Ilkka Talvi.

She moved to Finland with her husband and toured Europe with the Pori Symphony Orchestra as assistant conductor, concertmaster and soloist.  She then went on to tour with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, who she premiered  Erkki Salmenhaara’s “Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra” in 1982.

She returned to America when her father became ill, later passing away, and became Principal Violin and soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra.  She also conducted the Los Angeles Accademia Filarmonica.   She performed on a pair of albums in 1979, Walter Murphy’s Discosymphony and Frank Sinatra’s boxed set, Trilogy.

After she and Talvi divorced she went on to marry the novelist Bruce Cook and moved to Paris, France.  She then spent time in both France and Los Angeles and made a recording of a selection of Arcangelo Corelli’s Opus 5 violin sonatas.  She later performed as a soloist on the soundtrack of the film Maestro in London and continues to perform recitals in Los Angeles with the Aller Quartet and in Paris with pianists of the Paris Conservatory.

In the field of musical education she was a teacher at the Sibelius Academy.