Alice Abreu

Alice Abreu


Portugal    Age:23

J. S. Bach
Prelude from Partita No.3 for solo violin

A. Beach
Romance for Violin and Piano

C. Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso arr. G Bizet

Alice finished her bachelor degree at ESMAE (Porto Music University) in 2020 and, even if still in the beginning of her career, she has already cooperated with several other artists. She teaches violin; records with bands; playing solo and frequently with jazz groups. She is currently taking her Master’s in Irish World Academy / Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Alice has also premiered works from contemporary composers, for example, a piece dedicated to her for violin and electronics, which was played in the Helena Sá e Costa theatre. She has already played in multiple chamber music groups with diverse formations, and orchestras such as Youth Portuguese Orchestra, Youth Norwegian orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra (project), and Orquestra da Casa da Música, among others. She has participated in theatre productions, such as Seiva Trupe, serving as a sound bank in an improvised performance.

Alice has had some distinctions in music contests, mostly in the initial phase of her musical path. She won best interpretation of the Portuguese piece in the first edition of the International Guimarães Violin Contest and a 3rd prize in the Violin Prestissimo Online Competition (2020).

She’s familiar with sound painting, several types of dance and has attended mental training and improvisation workshops. She was selected for the program Mastercamp by Masterskaya in 2021 – organized by the Record Label Masterskaya in conjunction with the European Union, which took place in Ukraine, the program comprised fundamental knowledge from the actual music business, such as author rights, branding, marketing tools, tours and finances, production, etc.

In 2021, Alice participated in the Porta-Jazz festival with the ensemble “Vazio e o Octaedro”, a project that had its first album released in 2022. She has also participated in the artistic residencies from Eixo do Jazz with guidance from musicians such as Mário Laginha and João Paulo Esteves da Silva.

Within the scope of activism she already gave several workshops with the theme of environmental and social justice at schools and online (volunteering mostly). A versatile artist who consistently invests in a diversified education.