Renée Allen

I can no longer imagine my life without the Alexander technique.  AT dissipated my headaches, improved my posture, changed the way I walk, made my limbs graceful by lending lightness and strength to my movements, gave a new dimension to my Yoga practice, bestowed my voice with resonance, enhanced my concentration, dissolved my stage fright, deepened and calmed my breath. Alexander technique provided more joy and security to my profession as a horn player, augmented my creative power, improved the contact to my intuition and trust in my capabilities. And still there are more discoveries to be made, on all possible levels.

Born in Montreal Canada
Schooled in Canada in tow languages (French , English)
Move to Germany1981
Teaching Diploma; School for Alexander-Technik in Freiburg, (ATVD)1989-1993
Bachelor of Music, Distinction Horn, Performance McGill University, Montreal, Canada1977-1978
Music Diploma, Vanier College. Montreal, Canada.1975-1977
Freelance work including concerts, projects and recordings: (selection)
Concerto Köln1991-Dato
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock2002-Dato
Anima Eterna, Jos van Immerseel2000-Dato
Deutsche Händel Solisten2000-Dato
La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken2005-2010

Staatsorchester Stuttgart1989-1990
Staatsorchester Mainz1982-1989
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec1980-1981
Teaching experience
Hochschule für Musik Würzburg2013-Dato
Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, Saintes, Frankreich2002-2006
Hochschule für Musik Leipzig1995-1999
Hochschule für Musik Freiburg1994-1999
Alexander technique lessons at the Ulm Theater1993-1997
Courses and private lessons in the F.M. Alexander technique1993-Dato
Further education
Yearly courses and lessons in the F.M. Alexander technique (with Rivka Cohen, Schmuel Nelken, Giora Pinkas and others)1993-2014
Intuitive Anatomy2011
Reconnective Healing®, The Reconnection®2008-2010Level II: Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner Program
English, French, German, Dutch


Saving lost music for horn

Music from A.E. Fischer editions, Bremen, 1896, formerly lost in WW II, was recorded on original instruments.

Endangered by the Corona crisis: A CD production with many first recordings of German romantic literature, recorded on original instruments, including a horn with an engraving from A.E. Fischer Bremen! The funds for the mastering and pressing of the CDs as well as the costs for the graphic design and printing of the booklet are still missing.  The music from the collection Solo Buch für Waldhorn wants to live and touch listeners once more. You can support this project by clicking on the link. You can read my article about salon music that appeared in the Horn Call 02.2020, by clicking here.

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