Alice Teyssier Show Notes

Flutist and lyric soprano Alice Teyssier brings “something new, something fresh, but also something uncommonly beautiful” (UT San Diego) to her performances. Hailed as possessing an "ethereal and riveting" (The Flute View) voice with “unusual depth” (Badische Zeitung), Alice’s mission is to share lesser-known masterpieces and develop a rich and vibrant repertoire that reflects our era. 

“An arresting soprano, in all senses” (LA Times), Alice has appeared as a soloist with the San Diego Symphony, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, the San Francisco New Music Players, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Bach Collegium San Diego (amongst others). She is a regular guest to the Monday Evening Concerts series, where she has premiered numerous works - from Salvatore Sciarrino to Cassandra Miller. In 2008, Alice was “haunting” in the United States premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s opera 'Lost Highway', after the David Lynch film, at Columbia University’s Miller Theater; she has since presented many modern operas by Viktor Ullman, Anthony Davis and Esteban Insinger, amongst others. 

With the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Alice's season includes tours in Brazil, France, Denmark, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Germany and will be a mainstay of the group’s residency at the Ojai Festival. Portrait concerts include Francesca Verunelli, John Luther Adams and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. In the spring, ICE collaborates with director Heiner Goebbels on a full production of Louis Andriessen's 'De Materie' at the Park Avenue Armory.

In January, Alice returns to Monday Evening Concerts for a performance of Gérard Grisey's 'Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil', of which she has sung the West Coast premiere with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. She will join Bach Collegium San Diego for a concert featuring the music of Lully, and the La Jolla Symphony for Stravinsky's 'Persephone'. She will be premiering Ashley Fure's new opera 'The Force of Things" at Miller Theatre and at the Darmstadt Summer Courses

A uniquely gifted advocate for new music, Alice seeks out conversations between composers, performers, students, specialists and listeners to develop unique and transcendent new experiences in concert music. To this end, she co-founded the music-image-movement troupe The Atelier with Michael Weyandt and Bradley Scott Rosen. She has given residencies for composers and performers of new music at such universities as Harvard, Leeds, Huddersfield and SUNY- Buffalo. Alice is very involved in ICE's educational activities, and will be a pillar of the group's residencies at Kent State University, Bard College and Macalester College this season. She has also been integral in the development of the new K-12 educational program EntICE, in which students perform newly commissioned works alongside members of ICE; composers Tania Leon and Marcos Balter are the 2015 EntICE commissionnees, composing works for ICE and the students of YOLA at HOLA and the People's Music School of Chicago, respectively.

Born in Australia of French parents, Alice has lived all around the United States, France and Germany and continues to perform on all continents. She has earned degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM, MM Opera Theater), the Conservatoire de Strasbourg (Specialization Diploma) and is currently in the dissertation phase of the Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of California-San Diego, under the auspices of Susan Narucki. 

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