For those who have not witnessed one of Ralph Allin’s performances, he has the rare ability to combine-jaw dropping virtuosity with crowd-pleasing musicality. As a multi-award winning violinist his reputation has seen him receive such accolades as ‘Jazz Musician of the Year’, and his award winning debut album led the way to several other highly acclaimed recordings. He has performed with the likes of Jools Holland, André Previn, as well as regulary touring with the legendary Van Morrison. Along with being chosen as ‘BBC Artist of the Week’, he has appeared internationally, both with his own established band, and with professional orchestras and chamber ensembles. Ralph has performed for the Queen, and been personally invited to entertain H.R.H. Prince Charles at his private residence, Highgrove. His love of jazz resulted in a very successful touring show ‘A Portrait of Stephane Grappelli’, in which he celebrated the life and music of this iconic and influential musician.
With a repertoire covering fiery gypsy music, exciting arrangements of the great jazz standards, energetic Celtic folk, and sublime ballads, presented with his delightful repartee, Ralph Allin offers a dynamic and engaging musical experience to be treasured.