A native of Northern California, Alicia completed her college studies when she moved to San Francisco to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with David Krehbiel, Principal Horn with the SF Symphony, then San Francisco State University for further studies with Bill Klingelhoffer, Principal Horn with the SF Opera.
Ms. Telford has performed at major music festivals in the United States and abroad, including the Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Sun Valley Music Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Luzern Festival, BBC Proms and the Edinburgh Festival.
An active freelance musician, she is a tenured member of the Oakland Symphony, the SF Chamber Orchestra, West Edge Opera, ECOensemble and performs regularly with many of the regional orchestras in the Bay Area.
Ms. Telford can be heard on recordings with the San Francisco Symphony, SF Opera Orchestra, Oakland Symphony, Utah Symphony and many film and video game scores recorded at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County.
In addition to her orchestral work, Alicia has been a featured soloist with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Diablo Wind Symphony and SF Contemporary Music Players. She enjoys performing contemporary music and has premiered works by well-known 20th and 21st century composers with ECOensemble, SF Contemporary Music Players, Empyrean Ensemble and Left Coast Ensemble.
A dedicated educator, Ms. Telford is on the Horn faculty of California State University East Bay, UC Berkeley and Saint Mary’s College. She is a music mentor for the San Francisco Symphony’s education program and the Berkeley High School music program.
Throughout the Summer of 2020, Alicia and her husband Jeff played Piano and Horn concerts each evening from their deck for their neighborhood. When not playing the Horn, Alicia loves to garden, read and hike with Jeff and their dog, Sophie.