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investment executive , author , concert pianist

Donald Vail Allen, American Investment executive, author, concert pianist. President Funds for Needy Children, 1974-1976. Member Center for Study of Presidency, American Management Association, International Platform Association, National Association Securities Dealers, American Guild Organists, Chamber Music Society, American Museum Natural History.

Background

Allen, Donald Vail was born on August 1, 1928 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank Eugene and Vera Irene (Vail) Allen.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, 1972;Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1973;D (honorary), University of California at Los Angeles, 1973.

Career

President, Chairman, Board Of Directors, Cambridge Investment Corporationmusic editor and critic, Times-Herald, Washingtonmusic critic, Los Angeles Times. Lecturer George Washington University, American U., Washington, Pasadena City College.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Translate works of Ezra Pound from Italian into English. Author of papers on the musical motifs in the writings of James Joyce. Specialist in works of Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, and Scriabin.

      Premiere performances of contemporary piano music. Represented by William Matthews Concert Agency, New York City. Selected by William Steinway and Sascha Greiner of Steinway Piano Company as an exclusive Steinway concert artist.

Membership

President Funds for Needy Children, 1974-1976. Member American Guild Organists. Member Center for Study of Presidency, American Management Association, International Platform Association, National Association Securities Dealers, Chamber Music Society, American Museum Natural History.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: languages, music, travel, writing, stock market.

Connections

Married Betty Dunn, November 17, 1956.

father:
Frank Eugene Allen

mother:
Vera Irene (Vail) Allen

spouse:
Betty Dunn