Praised by the New York Times for her “sweet-toned playing,” violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton studied with Nurit Pacht at the Kaufman Music Center in New York for ten years before continuing her studies at The Juilliard School, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. At age ten, she performed as a soloist as well as together with Gil Shaham on the PBS series "From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall." At age twelve, Alice was the youngest to compete in the international Menuhin Competition in Oslo where she was selected as one of eight finalists. During her undergraduate studies, Alice won Juilliard’s Violin Concerto Competition and performed John Corigliano’s Red Violin Concerto at Alice Tully Hall, gave the World Premiere of Marc Migó’s Nocturne for Violin and Piano with the Juilliard Orchestra, was awarded the prestigious Prix du Directeur at the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau, debuted on The Perlman Music Program’s Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series, and received a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant upon graduation in recognition of “tremendous talent, promise, creativity, and potential to make a significant impact in the performing arts."
She has since performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and participated in The Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop, Music@Menlo’s renowned International Program and Winter Residency, and Yellow Barn’s groundbreaking 2020 season, where she was the sole violinist to remain in residence for the entire eight-week recording period in Putney, VT. Recent highlights include a return to Yellow Barn in 2021, invitations to the Tippet Rise Arts Center as Artist-in-Residence and the IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses, leading the Juilliard Orchestra as concertmaster for Pulcinella with Maestra Barbara Hannigan in the first live performance at Juilliard since the pandemic began, and performing Scheherazade as concertmaster with the Juilliard Orchestra and Maestra Xian Zhang at Alice Tully Hall. Upcoming engagements range from being a Visiting Artist at Brown University to her debut on Merkin Concert Hall’s Tuesday Matinée series.
A passionate advocate for the arts' ability to impact societal change, Alice has sought to promote justice and equality through fundraising, community engagement, and creative collaborations throughout her career. Alice's most recent project, an audiovisual work entitled Drowning Monuments, brings together five newly-commissioned pieces for solo violin by Juilliard composers, each reflecting a part of New York City that will be severely threatened by climate change before the end of the century. In the fall of 2019, Alice received The McGraw Family Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach, which is awarded annually to a Juilliard alumnus. Alice received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in 2019 as a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.