Alice Yoo, Cellist - Photo Credit: Pilvax Studio, Balazs Borocz

Alice Yoo


Cellist Alice Yoo has warmly been hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance, and passionate commitment to chamber music and teaching. Ms. Yoo has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Midori Goto, Miriam Fried, and Jonathan Biss.  She has been a performing artist at the Marlboro Music Festival, Caramoor’s Rising Stars, the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute, Yellow Barn, IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, and Music@Menlo.  In 2017, she will appear on tour with Musicians from Marlboro.

As winner of the USC 2009 String Concerto Competition, Ms. Yoo 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, Billings Symphony, and the Bozeman Symphony.  Ms. Yoo has worked closely with composers Jennifer Hidgon, Andy Akiho, and Samuel Carl Adams, and frequently performs with The Knights, Metropolis Ensemble, and A Far Cry.  She was on the 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 ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School of Music, and the Weill Music Institute.

A native of Bozeman, Montana, Ms. Yoo 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.

Photo Credit: Pilvax Studio, Balazs Borocz