Elise Bertrand

Born in September 2000, Elise Bertrand began her musical studies with the piano at the age of five and, in parallel, with the violin, at the age of eight. Three years later, she began to write her first compositions.

Elise is currently studying for a master’s degree in violin and composition at the CNSMDP (Paris Conservatoire). Since September 2022, she’s an Artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of Augustin Dumay.

Invited to numerous festivals (Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Festival de Pâques d’Aix-en Provence, La Roque d’Anthéron, Classissimo, Présences Féminines, Festival Musical d’Automne des Jeunes Interprètes, etc.) as a soloist or chamber musician, she also plays within orchestras such as the Orchestre Royal Philharmonique de Liège, Les Dissonances and the Orchestre de Paris. Elise won first prizes and several special prizes in various international violin competitions (Vatelot, Flame, Marie Cantagrill, Léopold Bellan, etc.) and a second prize plus the special prize for contemporary compulsory work at the Ginette Neveu Competition in 2019.

Since she was sixteen, Elise has been published by Billaudot and has received commissions from competitions, festivals, orchestras, and artists such as Renaud Capuçon, J.J Kantorow, etc.

Her first CD, “Lettera Amorosa” (on the Klarthe label), based on his works, was hailed by critics and the press. In September 2022, it was named ‘Contemporary Record of the Week’ by Emilie Munera and Rodolphe Bruneau Boulmier.

In November 2022 Elise won the 1st prize at the Concours Jeunes Talents Rotary Paris Via Luce.
In February 2023 she also won the 1st prize – honorary prize at the International Young Talents Competition in Normandy. This prize will give her the opportunity to play as a soloist with the regional orchestra of Normandy in the 2023-2024 season.

Since 2023, Elise has been playing a violin by Joseph Gagliano, Naples 1796, on loan from the Société Générale C’est vous l’avenir Foundation.
She is the only French candidate selected for the Karol Szymanowski Competition in September 2023.