Flutist and soprano Alice Teyssier brings “something new, something fresh, but also something uncommonly beautiful” (UT San Diego) to her performances. Hailed as possessing an "ethereal and riveting" (The Flute View) voice with “unusual depth” (Badische Zeitung), Alice’s mission is to share lesser-known masterpieces and develop a rich and vibrant repertoire that reflects our era.
“An arresting soprano, in all senses” (LA Times), Alice has appeared as a soloist with the San Diego Symphony, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, the San Francisco New Music Players, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Bach Collegium San Diego, amongst others. She is a regular guest to the Monday Evening Concerts series, where she has premiered numerous works—from Salvatore Sciarrino to Cassandra Miller. Alice resumes her role as "a virtuosic soloist" (SF Chronicle) this season with Monday Evening Concerts in Sciarrino's 'Aspern Suite', with the 21st Century Consort in Lukas Foss' 'Time Cycle', with Talea Ensemble in a new work by Nicolai Warsaae, and at UC San Diego in Pierre Boulez's 'Le Marteau Sans Maître'. With Michael Weyandt and Bradley Scott Rosen, she performs as The Atelier, a uniquely organized music-image-movement ensemble, which was featured on the 2016 Resonant Bodies Festival in New York.
In 2008, Alice was “haunting” in the US premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s opera 'Lost Highway', after the David Lynch film, at Miller Theater; she has since presented many modern operas by composers such as Viktor Ullman, Anthony Davis and Esteban Insinger, and continues to forge new ways of creating and developing the operatic stage with her collaborators. 2017-18 sees her take on feature roles in several world premiere stage works: Ashley Fure's 'Force of Things', previewed at the 2016 Darmstadt Summer Courses, opens at Peak Performances in Montclair, NJ, while Pauline Oliveros and IONE's 'The Nubian Word for Flowers' (Hermione) and Clara Latham's 'Talking Cure' (Anna O.) get their premieres at Roulette in November and June, respectively.
A core member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Alice has toured to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, France, Cuba, Abu Dhabi, Houston, Boston (...), and has been a mainstay of the group’s residency at the Ojai Festival. With the group, Alice will premiere new large-scale works by Wojtek Blecharz, Sabrina Schroeder, Morgan Krauss and Monte Weber, all 2016-17 OpenICE commissionnees.
Connecting her work to the world and people of all walks of life is important to Alice, and she devotes much of her time in the educational and engagement realm. As a soloist and with ICE, she has given residencies for composers and performers of new music at such universities as Brown, Harvard, Huddersfield, Leeds, Michigan, SUNY- Buffalo and Stanford. Besides working with college and graduate students, Alice has made a mission of engaging younger children in the creative process; her work with OpenICE and EntICE initiatives has born fruit with the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, The People's Music School in Chicago, USDAN and will feature new projects with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and UpBeat NYC (Bronx) this year.
Born in Australia of French parents, Alice has lived all around the United States, France and Germany and continues to perform on all continents. She has earned degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM, MM Opera Theater), the Conservatoire de Strasbourg (Specialization Diploma) and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of California-San Diego. As of fall 2017, she serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Performance in the Music Department of New York University's Faculty of Arts and Science.