Allan Dean bio

ALLAN DEAN, trumpet, is a member of the Summit Brass and the St. Louis Brass Quintet and was a member of the New York Brass Quintet for eighteen years and the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble for ten years. Involved in Baroque and Renaissance music performed on original instruments, Mr. Dean is a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band as well as the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble. Mr. Dean performs and teaches each summer at the Mendez Brass Institute and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. He has appeared at the Casals and Spoleto (USA) Festivals, the Banff Centre and the Orford Arts Centre in Canada, Musike Belinge in Sweden, and the Puebla Instrumenta in Mexico. He can be heard playing both modern trumpet and early brass on over eighty recordings on major labels including RCA, Columbia, Nonesuch, Pro Arte, CRI, Musical Heritage, and Summit labels. He joined the Yale Faculty in 1988.