B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
High School: North Carolina School of the Arts and Cleveland Institute of Music Prep Division
Summer festivals include Interlochen Center for the Arts, Encore School for Strings, Mozarteum Summer Academy (Salzburg), International Summer Academy Lenk (Switzerland)
Alice Hamlet earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Cello Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Her instructors include Robert Marsh, Richard Aaron, Marion Feldman, and Julius Berger and chamber music instructors Laurie Carney, Dan Ashalomov, Dan Epstein, Curt Macomber, Jeffrey Cohen, and Gerald Robbins. With over two decades of experience teaching private lessons and group classes, Alice has taught at the Queens Music School, Connecticut School of Music, Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory College Division, and Monmouth Conservatory. She currently maintains a private studio in New York City that includes virtual cello students from California, Colorado, Long Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. Additionally, Alice tutors students in music theory to help prepare for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program theory examinations and the AP music theory exam.
Alice’s performances have included solo, orchestral, and chamber music throughout the United States and Europe, including Carnegie Hall, the Cathedral St. John the Divine, Alice Tully Hall, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas. She traveled to Puerto Rico in 2011 to perform and record at Univision Puerto Rico as principal cellist with Cantico Nuevo. Featured as an on-stage performer in the Off Broadway production of La Poeta y La Compositor in 2010, she returned to the same theater to perform in La Llarona in 2012. Alice has performed frequently with New York City’s American Opera Project, including a 2012 performance of David Del Tredici’s Haddock’s Eyes in which Del Tredici described her performance as “beautifully played.” More recently, she performed in the string section for Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti. A prolific studio recording musician, Alice has recorded for over a hundred indie bands and singer-songwriters and on the soundtrack for the 2013 Steven Soderbergh film, Side Effects. She appeared on ABC’s The Revolution (2012) and was featured in the first season of Lifetime TV’s reality series, Marrying Millions (2019). Her web series pilot, Strings Attached, recently won the Paris Film Awards Gold Award in the category of web series and aired at the Cinema L’Epée de Bois in Paris in February 2023. The same pilot episode won the Silver Award in the category of web/tv series at the Florence Film Awards in March 2023.