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Nancy Allen

Nancy Allen

Nancy Allen


Nancy Allen (born 1954) is a prominent harpist from the United States. The daughter of a public school music teacher in the Carmel, New York district, she won numerous international competitions starting at a young age. In 1973 she won first prize at the Fifth International Harp Competition in Israel, which is one of the most prestigous international harp competition in the world. Since 1999 she has been the Principal Harpist of the New York Philharmonic Read more on Last.fm
Nancy Allen (born 1954) is a prominent harpist from the United States. The daughter of a public school music teacher in the Carmel, New York district, she won numerous international competitions starting at a young age. In 1973 she won first prize at the Fifth International Harp Competition in Israel, which is one of the most prestigous international harp competition in the world. Since 1999 she has been the Principal Harpist of the New York Philharmonic, and in her 20-year teaching career has trained many successful students as well as serving concurrently as head of the harp departments at the Juilliard School (where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees), Yale School of Music, and Aspen Music Festival and School. Her own teachers included Lily Laskine, Marcel Grandjany, and her predecessor at Juilliard, Susann McDonald. She has made numerous recordings (one nominated for a Grammy Award) and has performed solo concerts for thirty years. Both her sisters are also noteworthy harpists.

Her sister Barbara Allen is the principal harpist for the American Ballet Theater Orchestra and the Greenwich Symphony. Her sister Jane Allen is the principal harpist for the Eugene Symphony. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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