A L L E G R A W E R M U T H
Allegra began her violin studies at age four with her father, Thomas Wermuth. She received her Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and her Master's degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University, where she studied with Roland and Almita Vamos and Shmuel Ashkenasi, respectively.
She spent seven years in the Chicagoland area as a freelance violinist while maintaining a large teaching studio at Western Springs School of Talent Education, where she had the opportunity to work closely with two of her mentors, Edward Kreitman and her father. She performed with many orchestras, often as a titled principal player.
In 2003, Allegra joined the Colorado Symphony as Assistant Principal Second Violin. Since then she has made Golden, CO her home and maintains a large private home teaching studio. She has performed as soloist and chamber music throughout the Denver Metro Area.
For 12 years, Allegra and her father taught a three-week intensive program for young advanced violinists called Preludio, at the Ithaca Suzuki Institute. Through this program, Allegra taught private lessons, a technique boot camp, ensemble work, masterclasses, yoga for musicians and fostered a warm, welcoming, open and rigorous experience for the students. This teaching experience strengthened her role as Mentor for students.
With 30 years of teaching experience, Allegra has had students continue their studies at schools such as Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Michigan, Colburn School of Music, Curtis Institute, Lawrence University, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Puget Sound, and University of Colorado at Boulder.
All color photographs taken by Lisa Rundall Photography