Alice Hall – Violin

Born in Kent in 1987, Alice begun the Violin at the early age of 4 and soon began to play in many of Kent’s music groups, most importantly the Kent Youth Orchestra which fuelled her ambition to be an orchestral violinist. Alice completed a music degree at the University of Manchester, studying with Julia Hanson (Eroica Quartet). She then went on to study with Steve Wilkie at the Royal Northern College of Music, completing a postgraduate diploma with a Merit (Steve Wilkie). Since graduating, Alice enjoys a busy freelance career playing with London Philharmonic orchestra, Philharmonia, RPO, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC NOW, London Mozart Players, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, English Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata to name a few

As a member of Southbank Sinfonia in 2011, she took part in side-by-side projects with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Opera House Orchestra as well as leading the orchestra for a live broadcasted Classic FM concert. Whilst with the orchestra she worked with notable conductors such as Oliver Knussen and Ashkanazy.

She has extensive commercial experience on TV and recording sessions, working with orchestras such as the English Session Orchestra, COOL music, Millenia Strings and the London Metropolitan Orchestra. Alice has also played for West End shows Phantom of the Opera and Ghost the Musical.  She has performed on most TV shows with a huge number of Pop artists and has recorded extensively for various bands, most recently Katie Melua.

Alice is a keen teacher and was a tutor at Kent Music Summer School, Benenden for four years, having been a student herself on the course for nine years. Alice currently enjoys teaching in Canterbury and Ashford as well as continuing to take part in education projects with ECO, LPO and the BBC.