"Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the imagination, and meaning to life." Plato
Described by one leading critic as “Nigel Kennedy, Stephane Grappelli and Victor Borge rolled into one”, Ralph Allin is a violinist that knows no bounds. His virtuosic display, musical versatility and witty presentation make his performances utterly engaging, musically satisfying and uniquely entertaining. From classical cadenzas to fiery gypsy melodies and on to some original arrangements of the great jazz standards, his programme is guaranteed to amaze anyone, whether a casual listener or the most discerning of audiences.
Ralph Allin toured with the legendary Van Morrison and has performed with the likes of Joolz Holland and Andre Previn. He won the regional accolade of ‘Jazz Musician of the Year’, has entertained Prince Charles at his home, Highgrove, and has performed at Ronnie Scotts. His award winning debut album (Folk Album of the Year) led the way for several other CDs, and among his many radio appearances, he has been featured on ‘Friday Night is Music Night’, as well as being BBC radio artist of the week.
For the past few years Ralph has enjoyed the opportunity to appear as a guest entertainer for several cruise lines, including Silversea, Holland & America, Cunard, Seabourn and Regent, where his cabaret shows have been highly praised.