The Times (London): "... forthright and bold.... she shaped the passionate lyricism of Schumann's Sonata in A minor with assurance and sympathy."
Los Angeles Times: "The birds in Judith Aller's 'Spring' chirped boisterously, suggesting a romantic approach to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.."
Helsinki Newspaper: "...One of the qualities of her playing is her exquistely beauitful cantilena, comparable to the tone of Jacques Thibaud ..."
Jascha Heifetz: "Her ping-pong is as good as her violining."
In a career that began when she was 4, the daughter of Victor Aller who was then head of Warner Brothers Studio music department, Judith Aller has had a remarkable career spanning over five decades. She has played for tv audiences, in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, and yet also excels in an intimate salon setting.
Aller is classically trained, the prodigy of Jascha Heifetz , and in her commercial success has also played back-up for Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Liza Minnelli, and Luciano Pavarotti. She has toured and performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Helsinki Radio Symphony, with Helmut Rilling and Okko Kamu. Sought for her chamber sound as well, Aller performs with her quartet and as part of larger groups for special events. Her passion also includes small salon settings for pieces such as this Debussy Quartet http://bit.ly/1fNbOg6
A resident of Los Angeles, she has also worked with school audiences helping children develop an appreciation and love for classical music.
ARCHANGEL! FOLIES D ESPAGNE / VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF CORELLI
JUDITH ALLER, Violinist
with Merrill Nixon at the Piano
'Ms. Aller begins out of numerical order with the last of those in Opus 5, perhaps because it is the most familiar of all Corelli's works, best known as "La Folia" -- folia: a form popular in the Baroque as a setting for songs, dances, and variations. And indeed variations are the order of the day here, particularly in this, the fiendishly difficult Leoppld Auer arrangement of the piece. The great Russian teacher has added variations and a cadenza of his own in the Romantic style to Corelli's. These, in particular, Ms. Aller performs with a certain lightening flash. This is -- again, to my knowledge -- the first recording of the Auer arrangement of the "Folia con Variazione."
Judith Aller plays the Kreisler variations with grace and, in the last of the three, real fire.'
~ Bruce Alexander (from linear notes of ARCHANGEL! CD available on Amazon)
Producer Judith Aller
Engineered by Terry Becker
Cover painting Joe Garnett