Allen Whear
Chamber Concert Director; Principal Cello
Allen is Associate Principal Cellist of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Artistic Director of Baltimore’s Pro Musica Rara. He performs with the Hammer Clavier Trio and has appeared as soloist with Tafelmusik, the Brandenburg Collegium, and the Charleston Symphony, among others. He has been a guest of the Smithsonian Chamber Players, Musica Antiqua Köln, Vienna Boys Choir, Concert Royal, Mozartean Players, Washington Bach Consort, and Aradia Ensemble, and at the Maggio Musicale in Florence. He teaches baroque cello at the University of North Texas in Denton and has given master classes at universities across North America.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, he also holds a doctorate from Rutgers. His orchestral composition Short Story was commissioned and premiered by Tafelmusik. His recording credits include Sony, Virgin, Musical Heritage, Naxos, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.