Renowned on the great recital, concert and opera stages of the world, Alice Coote’s career has taken her from her beginnings in the north of England (born in Cheshire) in local singing festivals and playing Oboe in the Cheshire Youth Orchestra to being regarded as one of the great artists of today. She trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD), Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and The National Opera Studio, receiving during this time the Decca Kathleen Ferrier Prize and the Brigitte Fassbaender Prize for Lieder Interpretation.
The recital platform is central to her musical life. Alice performs throughout the UK, Europe and the US at the Wigmore Hall, the BBC Proms, the Concertgebouw, the Lincoln Centre and Carnegie Hall in New York, among many others. She recently has performed Schubert’s Winterreise in Chicago and Frankfurt and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Amsterdam and with the London Philharmonia. Judith Weir’s The Voice of Desire was written for her. Most recently, she toured Europe in La Clemenza di Tito with Louis Langree and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and is currently a BBC Proms’ resident artist, where she has performed with Julius Drake, the London Philharmonic and the Apostles with the Halle Orchestra
Acclaimed in particular for Mahler, Berlioz, Mozart, Handel and Bach with orchestras such as LSO, BBC Radio Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Concert D’Astree, Halle and Concertgebouw she has collaborated with conductors including Gergiev, Dohnanyi, Belohavek, Elder and Boulez.