Alice Pinto BMus (Hons), MMus, LRAM is increasingly renowned for her work with young musicians; as an collaborative pianist, piano teacher, and ensemble coach. Alice works with talented teenage musicians (including students at The Purcell School and junior conservatoire departments), regularly accompanying exams, auditions, concerts and competitions, and is the official accompanist of the Bayswater Suzuki Group. She gained her LRAM teaching diploma in 2011 and now runs a studio in West London, alongside teaching piano at Bute House Preparatory School. Alice has previously taught at Junior Guildhall, Dulwich College, Dame Alice Owen’s School, and King’s College London. From 2013-14 she held a Leverhulme Fellowship with Pro Corda, and has coached on many residential courses alongside adjudicating for Chamber Music for Schools Festival.
As a pianist Alice Pinto has given critically-acclaimed performances both in the UK and abroad, as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. Highlights include live broadcasts on Icelandic national radio, concerto performances with the Cambridge Graduate Symphony Orchestra, Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra, and St. Paul’s Sinfonia, and appearances at Við Djúpið Festival, Two Moors Festival, Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Lake District Summer Music, St. John’s Smith Square, Kings Place, and with Orpheus Sinfonia Principals. In July 2016 Alice was the on-stage pianist in The Kreutzer Sonata at Arcola Theatre, starring Greg Hicks; a production which garnered praise in the national press. Alice is equally at home as a writer and presenter. She is a regular guest at the Malcolm Arnold Festival in Northampton, having presented lecture recitals most years since 2012.
Alice gained her MMus degree (performance and research) from the Royal Academy of Music, where she held a Richard Carne Scholarship and was short-listed for the Jacob Barnes Scholarship. As an undergraduate, Alice was a finalist in every internal competition she entered including the Beethoven, Chopin, Scarlatti and open recital prizes and was awarded the Anthony Lindsay Piano Prize and the Manager’s Discretion Prize in the Jaques Samuels Intercollegiate Piano Competition. She graduated with first-class honours and the Isabelle Bond Gold Medal keyboard nomination. Alice was previously the Else and Leonard Cross Memorial Scholar at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and the Nora Day Keyboard Scholar at St. Paul’s Girls’ School, where she was also the Alice Lupton Keyboard Prize winner.
“Beautifully finished in terms of technique and musicianship… full of drama and energy… performance bursting with talent and ability” ~Bryce Morrison
“An outstanding and highly enjoyable recital… great artistic intelligence and technical mastery… real presence and composure.” ~William Fong
“… impressed from the outset with the clarity of her playing… clearly, Alice is a musician of considerable promise.” ~ The Gloucestershire Post