Baroque violinist Alice Culin-Ellison is a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University in the Historical Performance Program, studying with Julie Andrijeski. She performed as a soloist in the Bach Double Concerto with the CWRU Baroque Orchestra in Severance Hall, and rotates as concertmaster of that ensemble. Since earlier repertoires are a large part of her studies, she plays violin and viola in the Renaissance Violin Band, and dabbles in medieval vielle and sackbut, as well.
Beginning her formal education at the University of Michigan, studying with Aaron Berofsky, Ms. Culin-Ellison graduated with her Bachelor of Music degree in 2005. She completed a Master of Music in baroque violin from Indiana University in 2012, as a student of Stanley Ritchie.
In addition to receiving instruction from Lucie van Dael and Jeanne Lamon, Alice has been invited to play in masterclasses for Rachel Podger, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Elizabeth Blumenstock, and others. Various young artists programs have taken her to England and France where she has performed under the direction of Christophe Rousset, Christian Curnyn and Philippe
As a 2015 winner of the Early Music America Summer Scholarship, Ms. Culin-Ellison attended the inaugural Berwick Academy in Eugene, Oregon, and the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco. Most recently she attended the Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Program in Minneapolis.
Alice is passionate about ensemble playing, both small and large. Professional engagements include Bourbon Baroque, Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Such Sweete Melodie, and Baroque Band. She has also performed in China, Japan, and Canada.
Alice is the keeper and grower of many houseplants, enjoys hiking, and cooking.
Research Areas: Historical Performance Practice