Hailed as “A nice guy…I think he plays the tuba or something”, hornist Allen Fogle is an active freelance musician and educator in the Los Angeles area. He has performed with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, as Principal Horn of the American Youth Symphony, and is currently in demand as a recording musician for the Hollywood film, television, and video game industries, having contributed to the recent scores of Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, and John Powell, as well as many others, and can also be heard on recordings with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Midnight Winds, and Canadian Brass.
In addition to orchestral playing and studio recording, Allen maintains a busy schedule of chamber music performances with the Kaleidescope Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Horn Quartet, Midnight Winds Quintet, and Pacific Brass, including performances at New York’s Mannes School of Music, the Paderewski Festival, Laguna Beach Live!, and as a finalist at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition.
A lover of new music, Allen is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based contemporary music ensemble “wild Up”, which regularly commissions and premiers new works by living composers, performs as Principal Horn of the Long Beach Opera Orchestra, and further enjoys pushing the sonic boundaries of brass instruments with Trio Kobayashi.
Currently on faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, he has presented masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Southern California, and University of California Santa Barbara, as well as at the 2015 International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles. Allen has also been on the teaching staff of Kendall Betts Horn Camp since 2008, served as brass coach for Harvard-Westlake Middle School, and frequently teaches as a guest artist at Harmony Project Los Angeles.
Allen attended the University of Southern California, where he was a recipient of the Vincent DeRosa Scholarship, as well as the Eastman School of Music, where he was a Howard Hanson Scholar. His primary horn instructors include Peter Kurau, James Thatcher, Kendall Betts, and Lowell Greer.
When he’s not performing or stressing the ears of his Eagle Rock neighbors, he enjoys spending too much on coffee, craft beer, and hamburgers with Trio Kobayashi.