Allen Whear
Chamber Concert Director; Principal Cello
Allen Whear is Associate Principal Cellist of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Artistic Director of Baltimore’s Pro Musica Rara. He has been a guest of the Smithsonian Chamber Players, Musica Antiqua Köln, Music in Context Houston, Vienna Boys Choir, Concert Royal, Mozartean Players, Washington Bach Consort, and Aradia Ensemble. He teaches baroque cello at the University of North Texas in Denton and has given master classes at universities across North America, China, and Vietnam.

A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Conservatory, and the Juilliard School, he studied with Anner Bylsma in Amsterdam and holds a doctorate from Rutgers University. His orchestral composition Short Story was commissioned and premiered by Tafelmusik. His recording credits include Sony, Virgin, Musical Heritage, Naxos, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. Rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to his wife, family, friends, and colleagues.