Born in Calgary and later living in Victoria, Ethan Allers has shaped his musical identity through his studies and musical experiences across Canada. Originally studying with Andrea Case and John Kadz in Calgary, Ethan has studied under various instructors, including Yuri Hooker, Paula Kiffner, Brian Yoon, Paul Marleyn, and Tom Wiebe. He completed an undergraduate and Master’s degree at the University of Ottawa, and additional doctoral studies at the University of Western Ontario.
Ethan enjoys performing as both a chamber musician and a soloist. As a young musician in 2013, he was a member of the first-place winning quartet in the Chamber division of the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals. In 2017, he won the University of Ottawa concerto competition and had the honour of performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the University of Ottawa Orchestra. Ethan has also performed various times as both a soloist and chamber musician at the NAC’s Fourth Stage.
Having played in orchestras since he was eight years old, Ethan has always enjoyed the community the orchestral experience brings. He participated in various orchestral training institutes throughout his post-secondary studies, including PRISMA and NYOC. Most recently, he participated in the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, where he was one of seven performing cellists from across Canada.