British pianist Alice Pinto has given critically-acclaimed performances both in the UK and abroad, as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. Recent 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. Alice is equally at home as a writer and presenter as she is a pianist. She is a regular guest at the Malcolm Arnold Festival in Northampton, having presented lecture recitals in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Increasingly renowned for her work with young musicians, Alice is a sought-after teacher. She gained her LRAM in 2011 and currently teaches piano and chamber music at Dame Alice Owen’s School and Bute House Preparatory School, having previously taught at Junior Guildhall and King’s College, London. From 2013-14 she held a Leverhulme Fellowship with Pro Corda, and coaches regularly on courses alongside adjudicating for CMF. Alice also works as an accompanist with talented teenage musicians, including students at The Purcell School and junior conservatoire departments, regularly accompanying auditions, concerts and competitions.
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.” ~Roger Jones, The Gloucestershire Post