top of page
bio pic 1_6.jpg

Alena Hove

Nationality: USA

Age: 24

Stage: Semifinal


STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Mirzoyan, Introduction and Perpetuum Mobile; Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto D major, Op. 35, I. Allegro moderato; Poulenc, Sonata for violin and piano, II. Intermezzo; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 4, I mov

SEMIFINAL: J.S. Bach, Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, Ciaccona

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 a student 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 Pacific Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Colburn Orchestra, Burbank Philharmonic, San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, 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 Suzuki’s 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. Her recent accomplishments include being selected as the featured artist of the Celebrate Colburn Gala 2023, where she had her debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and performed alongside Stéphane Denève. Hove has also been newly added to the roster of Camerata Pacifica starting this upcoming 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.

bottom of page