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Elsa Grether

Elsa Grether, born in Mulhouse, obtains a First Prize of violin unanimously from the jury at the CRR of Paris on the day of her fifteen years. Driven by a great curiosity, she continued her studies abroad, at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Ruggiero Ricci, then in the United States with Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University in Bloomington and Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory in Boston. She also enjoys the advice of Régis Pasquier in Paris.

Winner of the 2009 International Pro Musicis Prize, unanimously judging by pianist Delphine Bardin, she made her debut in 2012 at Carnegie Weill Hall in New York and Boston. As a soloist with orchestra, she has performed many concertos (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Bruch, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Shebaline, Dvorak, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Ravel’s Gypsy …)

His first two CDs, Poème mysttique and French Resonance, published in 2013 and 2015, with pianists Ferenc Vizi and François Dumont (label Fuga Libera / Outhere) were unanimously welcomed by the press and the public, both getting 5 Diapasons and 4 stars of the magazine Classica, as well as rave reviews in Gramophone magazine, La Libre Belgique, Resmusica …

His third CD “Kaleidoscope” dedicated to the repertoire for violin alone and recorded at the Abbey of Fontevraud, appears in 2017 at Fuga Libera / Outhere and gets unanimous reviews (5 Diapasons, 4 stars Classica, Gramophone, 5 of Pizzicato …).

2017 sees her as a soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Concerto with the Briansk Orchestra at the Cluny Festival of the Great Hours and at Fontenay Abbey in Sibelius’ Concerto
with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra in Beirut, recitals in Paris Salle Cortot, Collège des Bernardins, Musical Flameries of Reims with Régis Pasquier, Festival of Forests in Solo Recital, Sully and Loiret Festival, Estivales d’Arténétra en duo with Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Berlioz Festival, Music at Versailles, Grandes Heures de Saint-Émilion, Adac de Reims, Off-Season Music, Music in Polynesia … In February 2018, she will give two concerts at the Folles Journées de Nantes.

She has been heard at recitals in prestigious festivals and venues in France and abroad: Carnegie Weill Hall in New York, Printemps des Arts in Monte-Carlo, Musical Strolls in Reims,
Festival of Abbeys in Lorraine, Festival of Menton, Festival of Sully and Loiret, Festival of Sacred Music of Perpignan, Bozar and Flagey Room in Brussels, Musica Festival in Strasbourg, Festival of Forests, Lille Clef de Soleil Festival, Palazzetto Bru-Zane in Venice, Radio Suisse-Romande and Festival Musiques en Eté in Geneva, Festival of Saint-Lizier, Salzburg Mozarteum, National Radio of Algiers, National Scene of Martinique … She collaborates with the actor Daniel Mesguich several times.

Elsa is a laureate of various foundations: Safran for Music, Natixis-Banque Populaire, Oulmont Prize (Fondation de France), Cziffra, Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation for Vocation, Alliance Foundation, AJAM. In 1993, she won the Competition of Young Soloists organized by RTBF Brussels (1st Prize in its category).

Alain Duault has dedicated a show in “All the music they love” (France 3) and is regularly invited on France Musique, France Culture, Musiq’3 and RTS Switzerland.


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