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Alice Flannery

Violin

Alice is currently studying with renowned violinists Catherine Yates and Pavel Fischer at the Royal Northern College of Music.

 

Born in Northampton, Alice began playing the violin at the age of 9, and her passion for music was very quickly ignited as she began performing with others in ensembles within the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust.

 

This love for collaborating with other musicians has become a primary focus, and she now takes every opportunity to perform orchestrally and within chamber groups. This year she is delighted to be playing with the BBC Philharmonic for their remote projects as part of the RNCM Professional Experience Scheme. An enthusiastic member of the Innsæi String Quartet, she has spent the past five years receiving regular coaching from Donald Grant of the Elias Quartet, Henk Guittart, founder of the Schoenberg Quartet and members of the Chilingirian Quartet, to name just a few. The Quartet have enjoyed travelling and performing internationally, a highlight being at the Orlando Festival in Holland, in 2019.

 

Alice is passionate about outreach work, bringing music into the wider community. Recent highlights for the Innsæi Quartet have included a week of playing in schools and residential homes in Jersey, and working with local schools in Manchester, running workshops with primary school children.

 

As well as thoroughly enjoying ‘classical’ repertoire, Alice also loves to immerse herself in a huge variety of different genres like pop music and jazz, including a recent collaboration with the world-renowned jazz artist, Bill Laurance. Other recent highlights include performing with the acclaimed guitarist Richard Durrant as part of his StringHenge tour.

 

Alice is always developing as a solo violinist too, regularly performing in solo recitals and masterclasses across the UK and at the RNCM. She looks forward to continuing her studies following the completion of her undergraduate degree in July 2021, when she will embark on a Continuing Professional Development course at the RNCM, studying with Cecily Ward from September.

Alongside her studies, Alice thoroughly enjoys teaching her own pupils in Manchester. On return home away from the RNCM she loves putting on informal performances, for example in care homes and local pubs, purely for the pleasure of sharing her musical passion. When not playing, Alice can be found spending lots of time with her family, often walking her dog in the Northamptonshire countryside, always ending this with the obligatory hot chocolate!