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Alena Hove

About this Artist

Hailed for her “rich, smooth tone” as well as “nuance and grace” (CityArts), Alena Hove has been recognized for her musical clarity and charismatic stage presence.  Currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the Colburn Conservatory, she studies under the internationally acclaimed Robert Lipsett who serves as the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair.  Hove made her solo debut at age 9 with the Port Gardner Bay Chamber Orchestra, performing Haydn’s Violin Concerto in G Major.  Since then, she has played with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Youth Symphony, the Colburn Baroque Ensemble, and was invited to perform in the Seattle Chamber Music Society as a winner of their young artists competition.   

Hove started her violin studies under late Yuko Honda, one of Shinichi Suzukis own students.  

At age 8, she joined The Coleman Violin Studio in Seattle where she studied with internationally recognized pedagogue, Simon James, co-founder of the studio Jan Coleman, as well as pianist Hiro David.

As a versatile musician, she has been serving as a Concertmaster of the Colburn Orchestra, a Concertmaster of the Colburn Baroque Ensemble, and has studied at the New York String Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festival. She has been part of numerous film scores and live concerts as a contracted musician.  As an avid chamber musician, Hove has been featured in the Colburn Chamber Music Society where she has collaborated with artists including Martin Beaver and Pedja Mužijević.  She has been an artist at the Taos School of Music, working closely with Robert McDonald, the Borromeo String Quartet, the Brentano String Quartet, and the Shanghai Quartet, as well as been part of the Encore Chamber Music Institute.  

Her recent accomplishments include being selected as a featured artist ofthe Colburn Conservatory's upcoming season, and an award from theBurbank Philharmonic'sHennings-Fischer competition with whom she will also be performing with in the next season.She has been involved in the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices.  Under the baton of Artistic Director James Conlon, she was invited to perform Kammersymphonie by Franz Shreker for a recorded concert with her colleagues of the Colburn Conservatory for the Library of Congress.  She has also won an award at the Recovered Voices competition at the Colburn School, performing Hanns Eisler’s Violin and Piano Sonata, Reisesonate.