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Tovin Allers

Victoria · British Columbia · Canada

Last updated: January 9, 2024

Originally from British Columbia, Tovin Allers joined the viola section of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in 2023. While an avid orchestral musician, Allers enjoys all avenues of performance; a few highlights include performing with his quartet in the Moody Mansion Music Series in Galveston, Texas, on behalf of Rice University; providing a quartet recital for the NAC’s 50th anniversary; and performing as a soloist with the Victoria Symphony in the annual “Symphony Splash” event.

In the Ottawa area, Allers was a part of the Back to Bach Project introducing music to elementary school students, he taught with the Allegro Music School, and was a substitute teacher at OrKidstra. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Allers participated in outreach projects in which he recorded the violin solo from Cinema Paradiso with the Ottawa Pops Orchestra, as well as a chamber music program for the Eine Kleine Distanced Music project led by the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Allers joined the University of Ottawa Summer String Academy as the Administrative Coordinator. 

Prior pursuits led him to Houston, Texas, where he completed his master’s degree under the tutelage of Ivo-Jan van der Werff. His bachelor’s degree was obtained from the University of Ottawa where he studied with Michael van der Sloot and Yehonatan Berick.

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