Héloïse Houzé, viola

Héloïse Houzé (b. 2001) is currently studying for a Diplôme d’Artiste Interprète (postgraduate course) at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMD) with Jean Sulem and will continue her training with Miguel da Silva at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel from September 2023. In June 2022 she obtained a master’s degree from the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMD), graduating with great distinction and the congratulations of the jury.

She is a laureate of the 2022 Académie Ravel Prize, the Ville de Nîmes Prize and many other international competitions. She was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Prague Spring Competition, a finalist in the Nedbal Competition, and she received the Förderpreis at the Anton Rubinstein Competition.

She plays frequently as a soloist, appearing in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Riehen in Basel, and she is scheduled to play in Paris with the Conservatoire’s Orchestre des Lauréats in the spring of 2024.

In January 2022 she tried out the role of solo viola at the Philharmonie de Paris, alongside Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Matthias Pintscher, and she regularly appears in concerts with the Appassionato Orchestra under the direction of Mathieu Herzog.

She has played in renowned concert halls around the world: Berlin Philharmonic, Hamburg Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Vienna Konzerthaus, Salle Gaveau, Sarasota Opera House, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre and La Seine Musicale in Paris.

As a chamber musician, she has shared the stage with such luminaries as Guy Braunstein, Kerson Leong, Mathieu Herzog, François Salque, Peter Bruns and Garth Knox.

She has been selected to take part in renowned international academies: the Perlman Music Program in New York, the Geneva International String Academy, the Keshet-Eilon Academy in Israel, the Cervo Academy in Italy and the Académie Ravel in Saint-Jean de Luz.

She is supported by the Fondation Goélands and benefits from Société Générale’s musical patronage.

Héloïse plays a 1766 Michele Deconet viola and a Klaus Grünke bow, generously loaned by the Foundation Boubo-Music.