Aldeburgh Young Musicians
Lead project tutor and upper strings tutor

“Loosely connected to the world of jazz, but realistically inhabiting her own realm”, (Clash Magazine), Alice Zawadzki has found home in the peripheries of the art-pop, classical, folk, and jazz world, “all propelled with a voice of velvet suppleness and gutsy emotional intensity” (The Arts Desk). The award-winning singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer has released two albums of her solo work, Within You Is A World Of Spring (2019) which was The Guardian’s Contemporary Album of the Month, and China Lane (2014) – “something of a phenomenon” (Mojo Magazine). Alice has performed throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina, Japan, Taiwan, Central Asia, Russia, and Turkey, in a huge variety of performances with different ensembles and orchestras. 2023 saw her first steps into composing and performing theatre, with her new monodrama, Bag of Bones, in a UK tour commissioned by the Manchester Collective, described by The Guardian as “a haunting meditation on family and freedom… a perfect marriage of music and theatre.” In 2023 she recorded her new album for the iconic ECM label, with Fred Thomas and Misha Mullov-Abbado, produced by Manfred Eicher and to be released in 2024. She studied classical violin at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she won the Hilda Collens Prize, and jazz voice and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, with a scholarship from the Musicians Benevolent Fund. She was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2022, and an Associate of the Royal Northern College of Music in 2023.