P of Sales & General Manager Damon Sgobbo is our King of Classical music. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and brings a lifelong background in performance, retail, and distribution to the Allegro team. A highly accomplished French horn player (and Dennis Brain fanatic), Damon has performed as a soloist in Avery Fischer Hall and as principal horn with the Royal, Bolshoi, and Stuttgart Ballets as well as the New Jersey Symphony. He has shared the performance stage with Zubin Mehta, Henry Lewis, Ashley Lawrence, Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern, and Rudolph Firkuný. In his spare time, Damon played on Broadway, in various commercial dates, and founded the New Manhattan Brass Quintet. When his dreams of becoming Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony (or playing second base for the Yankees) were finally dashed, Damon wisely turned his talents towards music retail, where he became the Classical and later General Manager for HMV Records before being promoted to HMVs National Purchasing Manager. In December 1999, Damon became Allegros Vice President of North American Sales, founding our New York office, and assumed the additional role of General Manager in 2007. When hes not rambling on about the great Chicago brass section of the 1950s and 60s, he leads our team in finding new and innovative methods to market and sell your product with great energy, enthusiasm, and commitment.
Classical Product Manager Patricia Price is Allegro Classicals label liason. While surviving a childhood on the classical frontier of eastern Washington, she became a pianist and has been heard as a concert pianist on public radio and in venues throughout Europe and the United States, including performances in Madrid, Vienna, Athens, and New York. Patricia graduated from Willamette University in Oregon with degrees in Piano Performance and Philosophy. In addition to her American coursework, she studied at the Music Hochschule in Vienna and the Institute for European Studies. After completing a post-graduate Fulbright Assistantship in Vienna, she joined Allegro as the Assistant Product Manager. In 2007, Patricia was promoted to the Classical Product Manager position. She injects a burst of energy into Allegro Classical and spends her days solving any problems that stymie Damon.