Allen C Russell
MFA, Music, UW-Milwaukee
Allen Russell is a violinist, composer and instructor based in Milwaukee, WI. He began his musical studies on the violin at age 5, and studied at the String Academy of Wisconsin with Mimi Zweig and David Becker before later going on to study with Jerry Franke and Dr. Bernard Zinck at UWMilwaukee. As a performer, Allen has appeared with his Hot Swing quartet Swing Chevron at festivals such as Summerfest and the Midwest Gypsy Swingfest, as well as historic venues such as the Green Mill in Chicago. With the string quartet the Tontine Ensemble, Allen has participated in premiering the new works of composers and has had his own compositions performed in collaboration with Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Danceworks, and Hyperlocal. Allen is a registered Suzuki instructor and holds a Master of Fine Arts in String Pedagogy from the UW Milwaukee.