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Dr Ann van Allen-Russell

Programme Coordinator: BMus (Hons)


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Area of Work

Historical Performance, Musical Studies, Harmony and Counterpoint, Musical Form and Analysis, Research Methods


Teaching interests include music printing and publishing in England during the late 18th and 19th centuries, 18th and 19th century English musical life, and performance practice of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Ann is a baroque flautist and has studied with Janet See, Rachel Brown, and Ashley Solomon. Projects in preparation include a study of Musicians and the Law in England from 1740 –1842 and a biography on the musician Thomas Attwood.

Qualifications/ Educational Background

Dr Ann van Allen-Russell holds a B.A. in music history and flute from The Pennsylvania State University (USA), and an MMus in historical musicology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA). The subject of her PhD dissertation, from Goldsmiths College, University of London, focused on Johann Christian Bach’s use orchestration, specifically the use of wind instruments, in his London works.

Creative Outputs

Dr van Allen-Russell has presented papers at conferences in the UK, US and Europe and has contributed articles and reviews to ‘Eighteenth Century Music’, ‘Music & Letters’, ‘The Consort: European Journal of Early Music’, and ‘Musical Times’, as well as a chapter on documents related to the legal proceedings between J. C. Bach and the publishers Longman and Lukey in Garland’s ‘The Collected Works of Johann Christian Bach’, ed. Ernest Warburton.