Festival Artist

Alice LevineALICE LEVINE – Festival Alumni Coordinator & Cellist

Alice Levine is a singer/songwriter/cellist. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music with her Bachelor of Music and Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music (IU) with her Master of Music. At IU, Alice was a recipient of the Artistic Excellence Award and Eva Heinetz Outstanding Cellist Award, a scholarship awarded and sponsored by legendary cellist Janos Starker. She also served as faculty at Indiana University Pre-College, Indiana University Summer String Academy, and minored in String Pedagogy with Mimi Zweig, the former teacher of Joshua Bell. At the moment, she often works with grammy nominated composer/arranger, Danny Rivera, writing songs of the jazz/dubstep/electro-pop genre. They also write for other artists and recently wrote a commissioned work for the Jazz Singer, Svetlana Shmulyian. As a cellist, Alice has participated in festivals such as Aspen, Tanglewood, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and at the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival where she currently coordinates Festival Alumni for an annual Alumni Concert during the Festival. She also performed with members of The Pierrot Consort, and guest artists, cellist Susannah Chapman, violist Junah Chung, and violist Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet at the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival in 2011. Alice studied chamber music intensively with former concertmaster of the Royal Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra and current concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony, Alex Kerr, Chicago Symphony Conductor, Cliff Colnot, members of the American String Quartet, pianist, Virginia Weckstrom, and virtuoso cellist, Eric Kim. Alice also studied cello with David Geber, Julia Lichten, Richard Aaron, Mihai Tetel, George Ginovker, and Susan Moses. She teaches at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Music Institute of Long Island, and World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra, an orchestra affiliated with the United Nations comprised of young musicians from Manhattan School of Music Pre-College and Juilliard Pre-College.