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SESSION I

ELSA

VIOLIN

GRETHER

 

CRR Reims

French violinist Elsa Grether is the guest of prestigious festivals in France and abroad. As a soloist with orchestra, she has performed the great concertos of the repertoire, from Bach to Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Prokofiev, including the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra, the Strasbourg Philharmonic, the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryansk Symphony Orchestra , Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsch-Tschechicher Kammerorchester ...

She gave recitals at Carnegie Weill of New York, Spring Arts of Monte-Carlo, Musical Flâneries of Reims, Festivals of Menton, Sully and Loiret, Forests, Abbeys in Lorraine, Easter at the Abbey of Fontevraud , Festival Clef de Soleil, Saint-Lizier, sacred music of Perpignan, Bozar and Salle Flagey in Brussels, Concerts of Midi de Liège, Radio Suisse-Romande and Festival Music in Summer in Geneva, Palazzetto Bru-Zane in Venice, Mozarteum of Salzburg, National Radio of Algiers, National Scene of Martinique ...

In 2018-19, she gives two recitals to the Folles Journées de Nantes; she has also been heard in the Tchaikovsky concertos at the Great Hours of Cluny and Sibelius in Lebanon, recital at the Musical Flâneries of Reims, Berlioz Festival, Forest Festival, Collège des Bernardins and Salle Cortot in Paris, ADAC Reims, Society of chamber music of Rouen, Music at Versailles, Music in Polynesia.

In the summer of 2019, she will give the 5th Mozart Concerto with the Orchester de Cannes at the Sacred Art Festival of Antibes and will be in recital at the Rocamadour Festival, Musicales de Normandie, Estivales d'Arténétra, Music in Dialogues to Carmelites in Toulouse, Musicales de Redon then in Germany at Altmark Festspiele, Erard Festival Hamburg and Ido Festival Düsseldorf.

She frequently collaborates with comedians Daniel Mesguich and William Mesguich.

His first three CDs, Poème Mystique (2013), French Resonance (2015) with pianists Ferenc Vizi and François Dumont (label Fuga Libera / Outhere) and Kaleidoscope (2017) dedicated to the repertoire for solo violin (Fuga Libera / Outhere) were unanimously welcomed by the press and the public, obtaining all three 5 Diapasons, four Classica stars as well as rave reviews in Gramophone magazine, 5 of Pizzicato, La Libre Belgique, Concertclassic, Classiquenews ... https://elsagrether.com/discographie /

His new CD, dedicated to Prokofiev with pianist David Lively, was released in April 2019 (Fuga Libera / Outhere). He is "Record of the Week" in Télérama where he receives FFFF and receives unanimous critics in Pizzicato, Classiquenews, Musikzen, Concertclassic, written by the critics: "This album amazes from beginning to end and ranks without hesitation among the great modern versions" .

Elsa Grether is the winner of the 2009 International Pro Musicis Prize, unanimously judged by pianist Delphine Bardin and various foundations: Safran for Music, Natixis-Banque Populaire, Oulmont Prize (Fondation de France), Cziffra, Bleustein Foundation Blanchet for Vocation. In 1993, she won the competition for Young Soloists organized by RTBF Brussels.

She is regularly invited on France Musique, Musiq'3, RTS Switzerland and Alain Duault has devoted a show in "All the music they love" (France 3).

Born in Mulhouse, after obtaining a first prize unanimously from the jury at the CRR in Paris on the day of her fifteen years, Elsa was the student of prestigious masters: Ruggiero Ricci at the Salzburg Mozarteum, Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University in Bloomington, Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory in Boston and Régis Pasquier in Paris.

In parallel with her activities of concert, holder of the Board, Elsa is professor of violin part-time with the Regional Conservatory of Reims and is regularly part of juries.