Cellist Alice Yoo 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.
A passionate chamber musician, Ms. Yoo has collaborated with distinguished artists including Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Pamela Frank, Atar Arad, Miriam Fried, Midori Goto, Ana Chumachenko, Kim Kashkashian, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Anthony Marwood. She has been invited to esteemed festivals including Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute for Young Artists, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn, Caramoor Rising Stars, IMS Prussia Cove, the Perlman Music Program, and the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts.
Ms. Yoo is currently a member of The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. As part of her Academy program, Alice teaches in Edward R. Murrow High School and performs around New York as a member of Ensemble ACJW.
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 Cleveland Cello Society Competition, Holland-America Music Society Competition, Schadt International String Competition, and Klein International String Competition.
Ms Yoo 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 and Boston’s WGBH. She has participated in master classes with some of the world’s most distinguished artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Isserlis, Frans Helmerson, Leon Fleisher, Gyorgy Kurtag, Anner Bylsma, Boris Pergamenschikow, Claude Frank, and Gary Hoffman.
In 2011-2012, Ms. Yoo, with pianist Roman Rabinovich, performed the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas and Variations as Artist-in-Residence at the Yellow Barn Music Festival. She is currently a member of the Ensemble U-HAC and the Caramoor Virtuosi.
A native of Bozeman, Montana, Ms. Yoo earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from New England Conservatory, studying with Paul Katz. 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 as a student of Ralph Kirshbaum. Past teachers include Dr. Ilse?Mari Lee and Richard Aaron.
Ms. Yoo currently resides in New York City.