Alice Culin-Ellison, Baroque Violin

Baroque violinist Alice Culin-Ellison is a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University in the Historical Performance Program, studying with Julie Andrijeski. 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 Culin-Ellison has been invited to play in masterclasses for Rachel Podger, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Elizabeth Blumenstock, and others. She has been to Aldeburgh, England, to perform with the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme, under the direction of Christophe Rousset and Christian Curnyn. She recently was in Saintes, France, to perform with the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye under Philippe Herreweghe and Alexander Janiczek, and to Toronto, for the Tafelmusik Winter Institute.

As a 2015 winner of the Early Music America Summer Scholarship, Ms. Culin-Ellison played in the Berwick Academy in Eugene, Oregon, and the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco.

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. Alice has also performed in China, Japan, and Canada. 

She also enjoys gardening, hiking, and eating authentic Chinese 'hot-pot' with her HPP colleagues.