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Nova Scotian Peter Allen is one of Canada’s most respected and talented musicians. He is known nationally as a concert pianist, composer, conductor and teacher.
As a concert pianist, he has been heard for years on CBC regional and national radio performing solo works, concertos with orchestra, and chamber music. He continues to stay busy performing many concerts, as well as participating regularly with Scotia Festival, The New Brunswick Summer Festival,  Musique Royale and as soloist with numerous orchestras centered here in the Maritimes.
He has recorded two solo cd’s as well as numerous duo recordings with flautist Patricia Creighton.
As a composer, Peter has fulfilled many commissions. He has written orchestral music: Mar Atlantico; Variations on the Halifax Explosion; a Suite for Clarinet and Orchestra; and the much heralded CBC/SNS commissioned Hurricane Juan Piano Concerto.His much chamber music includes 2 String Quartets; Scherzo for 4 celli; Elegy for violin and piano; and other string pieces. Music for piano includes Haligonian Rhapsody for 2 pianos; Vaudeville for piano 6 hands; 90 Bagatelles and many other solo pieces. His wind music includes Black and Blues for Clarinet and piano; and 2 pieces for flute and piano, most recently a suite called Scenes from Nova Scotia. Lamentation was premiered in France in April of 2016, a work for clarinet quintet, which was later repeated in an entire concert devoted to his works on the Cecilia Concert Series in Halifax in February, 2017.
His most recent work is a sonata for cello and piano, premiered at Scotia Festival in 2019.
Peter is currently Associate Professor of Music at Dalhousie
University’s Fountain School of Performing Arts where he teaches piano and orchestration.