Whether he is playing chamber music in Carnegie Hall, a drum set concerto in Woolsey Hall, or giving a marimba recital in a castle outside Salzburg, Jonathan Allen performs with a passion and mastery that enthralls audiences and draws them into even the most contemporary of soundscapes. A strong advocate for percussion chamber music, Jonathan co-founded the Volta Trio and is a member of the Sandbox Percussion Quartet. Through these ensembles, he strives to advance the art-form and enrich the community with performances, clinics, and commissions of new works. Jonathan Allen has won prizes at both the International Chamber Music Competition and the International Marimba Competition in Salzburg. He was also a recipient of the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where he completed a Bachelor degree in 2011. Jonathan is currently pursuing an Artist Degree in Percussion Performance from the Yale School of Music where he Studies with Professor Robert van Sice and performs with the world class Yale Percussion Group.