Allan Steele

Allan Steele
Cello
Assistant Principal
Allan Steele

ALLAN STEELE is the principal cellist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and is a performer, teacher, and composer. Steele was born in Chicago and began studying the cello at the age of four. He studied at the Music Institute of Chicago for four years and was a long-time member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. He previously studied with Tanya Carey, Hans Jensen, Susan Moses, and most recently, Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music. Steele maintains an active solo career and has performed with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Colburn Conservatory Orchestra, the American Youth Symphony, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He has premiered several works in chamber or orchestral settings by composers such as Mark Antony Turnage and Stephen Cohn and gave the world premiere of Henri Lazarof’s Fifth Cello Concerto.

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