Alice Yoo

Cello

Biography

Cellist Alice Yoo has warmly been hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance, and passionate commitment to chamber music and teaching.
Alice has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Midori Goto, Miriam Fried, Jonathan Biss, and members of the Juilliard, Guaneri, and Cleveland Quartets. She has been a feature performer at festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars, the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute, Yellow Barn, and Music@Menlo. She will tour with Musicians from Marlboro in the 2018/2019 season. Alice frequently collaborates with Grammy nominated groups The Knights, Metropolis Ensemble, and A Far Cry.

As winner of the USC 2009 String Concerto Competition, she performed Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto with the USC Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Jorge Mester. She has won top prizes in the Holland-America Music Society Competition, Schadt International String Competition, and Klein International String Competition. Solo appearances include the Cleveland Philharmonic, New York Classical Players, Billings Symphony, and the Bozeman Symphony. Her performances have been featured and broadcasted on Los Angeles’ KUSC and Boston’s WGBH.

Alice was cello and chamber music faculty at Bard Conservatory’s Preparatory Division from 2012-2015. From 2012-2014, she was a member of Carnegie Hall’s prestigious Ensemble Connect, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School of Music, and the Weill Music Institute.

A native of Bozeman, Montana, Alice received degrees from New England Conservatory, the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Her major teachers include Ralph Kirshbaum, Paul Katz, Richard Aaron, and Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee. Alice currently resides in Denver, Colorado and performs with the Colorado Symphony.