Cellist Alice Yoo has performed extensively throughout the US and abroad as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has collaborated with distinguished artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, Dénes Várjon, Pamela Frank, and Donald Weilerstein. Festival appearances include the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn, Caramoor Rising Stars, Perlman Music Program, and Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove. As winner of the 2009 USC Concerto Competition, Alice performed the Barber Cello Concerto with the USC Orchestra under the baton of Jorge Mester. She has won top prizes in the Cleveland Cello Society, Holland-America Music Society, Schadt International String, and Klein International String competitions. Alice has performed in master classes for distinguished artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Isserlis, Leon Fleisher, György Kurtág, Boris Pergamenschikow, and Claude Frank. 

A native of Bozeman, Montana, Alice earned a bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory, studying with Paul Katz; a post-graduate diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music; and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California as a student of Ralph Kirshbaum. She is on the cello faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Division. As part of her Ensemble ACJW program, Alice teaches in Brooklyn at Edward R. Murrow High School.