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 under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. At age ten, she performed as a soloist as well as together with Gil Shaham playing Bach’s Double Concerto on the PBS series "From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall." At age twelve, Alice was the youngest to compete in the Menuhin Competition in Oslo where she was selected as one of eight finalists. She has won numerous concerto competitions, including those of the New York Chamber Players, Sound Symphony, Ensemble 212, and Greenwich Village Orchestra. Recent highlights include garnering The Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau’s Prix du Directeur, winning The Juilliard School’s Violin Concerto Competition, premiering Marc Migó’s Nocturne with The Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, and debuts with The Perlman Music Program’s Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has performed as a soloist in many venues in New York City, including Zankel Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall. An avid chamber musician, Alice has participated in numerous chamber music festivals including The Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop and Music@Menlo’s renowned International Program, where she was invited to return for their 2020 Winter Residency. Alice received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in May of 2019 as a recipient of both a Kovner Fellowship and a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant, in recognition of “tremendous talent, promise, creativity, and potential to make a significant impact in the performing arts."
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.