Alice Neary

A passionate chamber musician, Alice is a member of the Gould Piano Trio and has made guest appearances with the Nash Ensemble, Endellion, Elias, Heath and Sorrel quartets.  She has recorded extensively with the Gould Piano Trio including the complete Brahms trios. Recent recordings include John Ireland Cello Sonata (Naxos) which was chosen as BBC Music Magazine “Chamber Music Disc of the Month”.

Alice was the winner of the 1998 Pierre Fournier Award, and won major prizes in 2001 Leonard Rose Competition, USA and the 1997 Adam International Cello Competition in New Zealand.  Her performances have included concertos with the Ulster Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Israel Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony.  She has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Purcell Room and festival appearances include Manchester International Cello Festival, Santa Fe and Bath Festivals and International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove.  She broadcasts frequently on BBC radio 3 and NPR (USA).

Alice studied with Ralph Kirshbaum at RNCM and with Timothy Eddy, as a fulbright scholar  in USA. She now teaches at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.  She plays an Alessandro Gagliano cello of 1710.