“She expresses, through her music, some of the deepest, indefinable parts of the human
condition.” – LisaMarie DeSanto
24 year old Alice Burla, called an “extraordinary talent” by the New York Times, stands out for
her colorful, intelligent and open approach to music.
Her remarkable ability and desire to share music has led her to perform both as a soloist and
chamber musician in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Concertgebouw, Teatro la Fenice,
Palau de la Música Catalana, Auditorio Nacional, Fundación Juan March, Salle Cortot, and the
World Economic Forum.
Alice has participated in major festivals such as the Verbier Festival Academy, Int’l Summer
Academy Mozarteum, Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander, Tel Hai Int’l Piano
Master Classes, Paderewski Piano Academy and Hamamatsu Int’l Piano Academy. She has
worked with renowned musicians such as Leonidas Kavakos, Richard Goode, Stephen
Kovacevich, Ferenc Rados, Gabor Tákacs-Nagy, Sergei Babayan, Andrzej Jasinski, Dmitri
Alexeev, Joaquín Soriano and Sequeira Costa.
Most recently Alice was awarded two prizes at the Final of the Concours Musical Int’l de
Montreal. In the last year she was awarded the 2020 Migros-Kulturprozent Prize, the Kiefer
Hablitzel │Göhner Music Prize with the special Prix Collard and the Schenk Stiftung Soloist
Prize, which will lead her to perform with the Argovia Philharmonic this fall.
She is a laureate of the 2019 Concours Int’l de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and the 2019
Royal Birmingham Int’l Piano Festival Competition.
As a chamber musician, Alice has collaborated with Maxim Vengerov, François Benda, Péter
Eötvös, Eduard Brunner and Oxana Yablonskaya; this summer she will appear in various
ensembles in the 2021 Festival Puplinge Classique as well as the DAVOS Festival.
Alice’s performances have been featured on American PBS telecasts of “Live from Carnegie
Hall”, on WQXR as part of the “From the Top” national radio broadcast, and she has appeared
on Swiss and Spanish National Radio.
In 2018 Alice made her debut with the Sinfonieorchester Basel, performing Prokofiev’s Piano
Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Christoph Gedschold. She joined the orchestra once more
this June in the Stadtcasino Basel, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by
Paganini under the direction of Felix Mildenberger.
She has performed as a soloist with several other orchestras, including the Brooklyn
Philharmonic, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, Chamber Orchestra
Amadeus, Donetsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Torun Symphony Orchestra.
Alice is currently pursuing a Soloist Master degree with Prof. Claudio Martínez Mehner in Basel,
Upcoming engagements include appearing as Young Artist of the DAVOS Festival in August as
well as Alice’s debut recital in Moscow, Russia in October 2021.