Allion Salvador's playing has been described as "fiery, seething with passionate fervor." Since graduating with degrees in Neurobiology and Violin Performance from the University of Washington, demand for him as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician has steadily grown. Most recently, he attended the Aspen Music Festival and School on scholarship to study with David Halen. His teachers include Carol Cole, Ronald Patterson, and Maria Larionoff.
Mr. Salvador has served as concertmaster of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic, Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra, University of Washington Symphony, and Sammamish Symphony. He has worked with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Aspen Opera Orchestra, Skagit Opera, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Seattle Rock Orchestra, Ensemble Tremblay, Ars Flores, and the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Project, among others. He has founded and worked with several vibrant chamber music projects, including the modern music-focused Inverted Space Ensemble, piano trio Andromeda, Sound Ensemble, and the Parnassus Project. In 2017, he accepted positions with String Orchestra of the Rockies, Symphony Tacoma, and Yakima Symphony, as their new assistant concertmaster.
Equally devoted to education, Mr. Salvador has coached at the University of Washington Symphony, Roosevelt and Issaquah High Schools, Seattle Youth Symphony, and the University of Washington Chamber Music Club. As part of the Yakima Symphony Quartet, he has presented series of chamber music concerts at schools throughout central Washington. He has performed as a guest soloist with the University of Washington Symphony, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and Bainbridge Youth Orchestra, and played in masterclasses for Elmar Oliveira, Gil Shaham, Robert McDuffie, Paul Kantor, and William Preucil. Mr. Salvador made his soloist debut with the Sammamish Symphony performing the Brahms concerto in its 2018-2019 season.
Mr. Salvador’s interests extend towards the podium as well. He has held assistant conductor positions at the Seattle Philharmonic, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, and University of Washington. His teachers include Michael Jinbo, Adam Stern, and Ludovic Morlot. Mr. Salvador is the founder and music director of the Seattle Philharmonic Strings, a community orchestra promoting string repertoire of the highest quality in intimate settings. His engagements for 2018-2019 include a quartet tour of Norway, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra and Seattle Rock Orchestra concerts in Seattle and Montana, in addition to solo recital at the University of Washington.