Hailed as possessing an “ethereal and riveting” (The Flute View) voice with “unusual depth” (Badische Zeitung), soprano Alice Teyssier’s mission is to share lesser-known masterpieces and develop a rich and vibrant repertoire that reflects our era.
A core member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Teyssier has premiered with the group new large-scale works by Wojtek Blecharz, Ann Cleare, Natacha Diels, Vijay Iyer, George Lewis, Nicole Mitchell, Sabrina Schroeder, Tyshawn Sorey, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, and Monte Weber, among many others. Teyssier has appeared as a soloist with the San Diego Symphony, Talea Ensemble, the San Francisco New Music Players, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, the 21st Century Consort, Bourbon Baroque, and the Bach Collegium San Diego, among others. Recent performances include a program of French Baroque gems with Bach Collegium San Diego, Dai Fujikura’s Silence Seeking Solace with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Tyshawn Sorey’s Perle Noire at the Théâtre du Chatelet, and George Lewis’ p. multitudinis at NYU’s Skirball Center. In 2007, she performed in the U.S. premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s opera Lost Highway, after the David Lynch film, at Miller Theatre at Columbia University and subsequently presented many modern operas by composers such as Anthony Davis, Esteban Insinger, Pauline Oliveros and Ione, and Viktor Ullman.
Teyssier received her B.M. and M.M. in Opera Theater from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a Specialization Diploma from the Conservatoire de Strasbourg in France, and a D.M.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Currently, she is Clinical Assistant Professor of Music at NYU Arts and Science.