Allen Bishop at the piano in his Montecito, California home.
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  Allen Bishop  
  Allen Bishop  

Allen Bishop is a psychoanalyst, teacher, and pianist living in Montecito, California, with his wife Dena. Allen is the immediate president of the Santa Barbara Music Club, and is the founding Director of the Santa Barbara Beethovenfest. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the American Beethoven Society.

While Allen has had a life-long interest in the piano and the music of Beethoven, it is only in the last 15 years that he has had the opportunity to study seriously with teachers including Peter Yazbeck, Betty Oberacker, and Glory Fisher. He has performed frequently in the Music Club Concert Series and the Beethovenfest. As co-founder of the Montecito Chamber Players, he has performed at numerous retirement venues in and around Santa Barbara.

Allen serves as the Chair of the Depth Psychotherapy Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Upcoming Concert

Friday, December 15, 2012
Beethoven Celebration
in memory of Peter Yazbeck

Archduke Trio, Opus 97
I Musici D’Amore

An die ferne geliebte
    Douglas Thomas, tenor
    Allen Bishop, piano

Violin Sonata, Opus 30 No.2
    Claude-Lise LaFranque, violin
    Allen Bishop, piano

Piano Sonata, Opus 78
    Yi-Ju Lai, pianist

First Congregational Church
2101 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101