Alice Yoo, cello

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Cellist Alice Yoo has warmly been hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance, and passionate commitment to chamber music and teaching. Co- Artistic Director of Denver Chamber Music Festival, she is a sought after chamber musicians and has collaborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Midori Goto, Miriam Fried, Jonathan Biss, and members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, and Juilliard Quartets. Festival appearances include tours with Musicians from Marlboro and Marlboro Music Festival, Caramoor, Ravinia, Yellow Barn, Moab, and Olympic Music Festivals. She frequently performs with ensembles The Knights, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Connect, and New York Classical Players. Passionate for new music, Alice has worked closely with the esteemed composers Sophia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Hidgon, Paul Wiancko, Andy Akiho, Samuel Carl Adams, and John Harbison. Top prize wins include the Holland-America Music Society, Schadt, and Klein International String Competition . Solo appearances with orchestra include USC Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, New York Classical Players, Billings Symphony, and the Bozeman Symphony. Alice’s teachers include Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee, Richard Aaron, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Paul Katz. She holds degrees from the New England Conservatory, Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, and USC’s Thornton School of Music. Alice is currently on the chamber music faculty of University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and has been guest cello professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder from 2018-2019. She is on faculty at the Boulder Cello Festival, Green Mountain Music Festival, and others. She resides in Denver, CO with her husband, cellist Matthew Zalkind, and plays on a cello made for her by Ryan Soltis.