Alice, originally from Salisbury, is a violinist and viola player with a historical performance specialism and an enthusiastic educator.
Alice enjoys an active freelance career including forthcoming performances with many leading period ensembles, such as Instruments of Time and Truth, La Nuova Musica and Music For Awhile. Alice is delighted to have been awarded the Belsize Baroque Bursary 2018. Alice is a founding member of FIGO, an emerging chamber ensemble specialising in historically informed performance. With FIGO, Alice has enjoyed a busy summer including a residency at The Clifton International Festival of Music which proved such a success the position has been extended until 2020 and a performance with Rachel Podger at her Brecon Baroque Friends Party which resulted in FIGO being booked for The Brecon Baroque Festival 2020. FIGO are excited to be on the BREMF Live Scheme 2018.
Alice also enjoys delivering music outreach (as an Open Academy Fellow - RAM) and education (including private violin teaching and peripatetic violin teaching and string quartet coaching at Wimbledon High School). Recent highlights include a Dementia-friendly concert she organised with Resonate Arts, working at the Huntly Summer School with fellow historical musicians Emily White and Morag Johnston in which she helped the children create a sound-story about ‘Juno the SuperDog!’ and at Superstrings Club where she not only delivered chamber music tuition but also led the ‘Comprov’ (composition and improvisation) sessions in which the children created and performed a live film score.
Alice recently graduated from The Royal Academy of Music with an MA with Distinction in Historical Performance where she studied as an Enlightenment Scholar under the tutelage of Rachel Podger, Nicolette Moonen and Jane Rogers. During her studies she performed at The Wigmore Hall (both violin and viola), at St. John’s Smith Square and in the Kohn Bach Cantata Series working with directors such as Jane Glover and Philippe Herreweghe. In July 2017 Alice received her Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she was an EMI Sound Foundation Scholar.
Alice studied modern violin with Lesley Hatfield (Leader of BBC NOW) and Itzhak Rashkovsky and baroque violin with Rachel Podger. Favourite moments from her time at RWCMD include BBC NOW and WNO placements, being concert master for Verdi’s Falstaff under Carlo Rizzi’s baton, performing baroque concerti such as the Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Simone Pirri and Valentini’s Four Violin Concerto with Rachel Podger and being principal second violin in Rachel Podger’s performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Alice graduated from The University of Bristol in 2015 with a 2:1 BA Honours in Music, and having led the symphony, chamber and festival orchestras, was awarded the Ladyman Bequest Prize.
Alice has an exciting year ahead and is particularly looking forward to project as an Open Academy Fellow, returning to Salisbury to perform Bach’s Double Violin Concerto following the success of her Mozart’s 3rd Violin concerto performance in 2017 and a project with the Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra juxtaposing Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool and Monteverdi’s music.
2018 Belsize Baroque Bursary
2017 Historical Performance Enlightenment Scholarship to The Royal Academy of Music
2017 The Dartington International Summer School Foundation and The Music Sales Charitable Trust
2017 Denne Gilkes Memorial Trust
2015-2017/2018 EMI Sound Foundation Scholarship to The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2016 Loan Fund for Musical Instruments
2016 Dartington Hall Trust Scholarship to Dartington International Summer School
2016 Bishop Pike Trust Award
2016/2018 Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust
2015 The Ladyman Bequest Prize for Chamber Music awarded on graduation from the University of Bristol
2014 The Eileen Merry Prize
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