Artist • Composer
Earlier in his career Allen was a member of the elite USAF Strolling Strings based in Washington, DC. His duties included entertaining at White House and State Department functions and touring worldwide. Later he played with the Sacramento Symphony and was Principal Violist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (Ontario).
Allen is a published composer. His works can be found in the catalogs of Oxford University Press and Bèrben of Italy. He has two sons. He and his wife are certified foster parents for the state of Ohio.
Audience and Press Reviews
"Your Lord’s Prayer moved me to tears."
"I love performing your solos. They are pleasantly challenging and highly rewarding in the end."
"Brett, your composition...let's just say I thought I was in the Austrian Alps, I could smell the mountain air...that second Shepherd the unexpected one, and truth? I teared up! It was beautiful. You are so so gifted."