Alicia Lee, clarinet
Hometown: Okemos, Michigan
Born into a musical family, Alicia Lee grew up in Michigan where she began playing clarinet at the age of 12.
Most recently, Alicia performed as solo bass clarinetist of the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway during the 2013-14 season. She maintains a busy freelance career throughout New York City, performing and touring regularly with a variety of groups, including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Knights Chamber Orchestra, NOVUS, and NOW Ensemble. She has performed at The Lucerne Festival, the Spoleto Festivals of Italy and the US, Yellow Barn Music Festival, and had been in residence at Marlboro Music Festival for the past several summers. She is a founding member of Decoda. With Decoda she has led workshops and residencies at the Colburn School, The University of South Carolina, as well as in Sing Sing Prison and Valley Lodge Shelter through Carnegie Hall's Musical Connections program. She is also on faculty of the Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute.
Alicia was formerly the associate principal and E-flat clarinet player of the Santa Barbara Symphony, a position she held for seven seasons. She holds a B.A. in French Language and Literature from Columbia University, as well as additional degrees from the University of Southern California and the Colburn School.