Alice Culin-Ellison, Baroque Violin
Alice Culin-Ellison, violinist and co-artistic director of Bourbon Baroque, is a versatile historical performer with training in over 400 years of repertoire. As concertmaster, Alice has led productions of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Purcell’s King Arthur, and soloed with various ensembles. Other professional engagements include Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Chatham Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and The Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra. Also passionate about education and scholarship, her current research focuses on 19th-century American chamber music and she has lectured and given masterclasses on Historical Performance. Alice received her Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Historical Performance, and also holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Indiana University. She recently co-founded Incantare, an ensemble of violins and sackbuts specializing in lesser-known repertoire of the late-16th, and early-17th centuries. When not pursuing her passion for music, Alice is the keeper and grower of many house plants, and enjoys hiking, cooking, and CrossFitting.