Cellist Alice Yoo has been warmly hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance, and passionate commitment to teaching. She has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, performing in prestigious venues such as New York’s Weill and Zankel Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
An active chamber musician, Alice has collaborated with distinguished artists including Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Dénes Varjon, Donald Weilerstein, Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Midori Goto, Kim Kashkashian, Jonathan Biss, and members of the Cleveland, Guaneri, and Juilliard Quartets. She has been invited to esteemed festivals including Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute, Music@Menlo, Caramoor Evnin Rising Stars, and IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music. In the 2017 and 2018 seasons, she will appear on tour with Musicians from Marlboro.
From 2012-2014, Alice was a member of Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School of Music, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. As a member of Ensemble ACJW, Alice performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, SubCulture, Trinity Wall Street, as well as in treatment facilities and schools in all five boroughs of New York City.
Alice was faculty of cello and chamber music of Bard College’s Preparatory Division from 2012-2015, and regularly appears with premiere ensembles including the New York Classical Players, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Grammy nominated ensembles A Far Cry, The Knights, and Metropolis Ensemble.
As winner of the USC 2009 String Concerto Competition, Alice performed Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto with the USC Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Jorge Mester with the performance later featured on KUSC radio. She has won top prizes in the Holland-America Music Society Competition, Schadt International String Competition, and Klein International String Competition. Alice has appeared as soloist with the USC Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, Billings Symphony, and the Bozeman Symphony. Her performances have been featured and broadcasted on Los Angeles’ KUSC, Chicago’s WFMT, and Boston’s WGBH.
Passionate for new music, Alice has worked closely with many esteemed composers such as Sophia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Hidgon, Samuel Carl Adams, and Andy Akiho. She has recently recorded Pierre Jalbert’s String Trio for Music at Copland House and the music of Andy Akiho with producer Judith Sherman.
A native of Bozeman, Montana, Alice studied with Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee and was a pupil of Richard Aaron in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Artist Program. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory, studying with Paul Katz. Under the tutelage of Ralph Kirshbuam, she received a Post-Graduate diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.
Alice currently resides in Denver, Colorado and performs with the Colorado Symphony.