Skip to content

Musicians of the NY Philharmonic

R. Allen Spanjer


R Allen Spanjer was born & raised in a small town in GA where he grew up watching Leonard Bernstein conduct the New York Philharmonic Young Peoples Concert on TV.
After attending Interlochen Arts Academy for high school he heard the NYP on tour and decided New York was where he wanted to be.
In 1974 he entered Juilliard to study with Ranier DeIntinis, a long time member for the NYP horn section.
In 1985 he first played with the orchestra & in the 92-93 season joined the orchestra as Second Horn.
After 48 years in NY & 30 years in the NYP he still wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.