Tia Allen – Artist Spotlight

Tia Allen – Violist

Tia Allen, Viola

Tia Allen performed live at “The Green Light Party” which launched Ottoo Brand Artivism and PADER on May 24th, 2013. After a chance meeting in New York City’s Times Square, she graciously agreed to join our endeavor, lifting the event with musical mastery and positive attitude. Tia Allen is currently playing at the Castleton Music Festival , a premiere stage for young and skilled instrumentalists to learn from some of the best in the classical music world.

Visit Tia Allen’s website here: http://www.tiaallen.com

and reach her here: tiaallen@tiaallen.com

Find out more about the Castleton Music Festival here: http://www.castletonfestival.org/


         Violist Tia Allen has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Teatro Nacional in Santo Domingo, and performed as a member of the Dayton Philharmonic as part of the diversity fellowship program.  As a freelance artist in New York City she has performed with Seal, Cee-Lo, and Nikki Jean for the Late Show with David Letterman.  She has attended Castleton Music Festival and is a six summer veteran of the Aspen Music festival and school where she performed Souvenir de Florence with Julia Fischer in the Benedict Music Tent.  She has also performed at festivals in Graz Austria, and Nice France.  She collaborated with the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music for a performance of Elliot Carter’s Asko Concerto.

Tia Began playing the viola under the tutelage of Alice Young, and Miles Hoffman in Columbia, Maryland where she grew up after her parents retired from the Air Force.  She is a two time Geraldine Gee Competition winner from University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where she received her BM and MM in performance and graduated Magna Cum Laud.   After completing her studies in Cincinnati she moved to New York City where she currently resides to study with Karen Dreyfus at the Manhattan School of Music where she received a Professional Studies certificate in Performance and a Professional Graduate Diploma in the Orchestral Performance Program.  She has performed under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Paul Gemignani, George Manahan, and Phillipe Entremont.

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