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A "rare talent", a "great technical mastery" and "above all a deep and remarkable musical personality", says Dora Schwarzberg about the young violinist Louise Chisson who has become through the years an original and multifaceted artist, displaying her outstanding abilities in the classical and romantic repertory as in the modern and contemporary music.
Louise Chisson has been on stage from a very early age and, among others, has played with the following orchestras: Solistes Moscou-Montpellier, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, l’Orchestre d'Auvergne, l’Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, die Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists and the Deutsche Kammerakademie. She has also been invited to take part in numerous festivals and works with prestigious violinists such as Isaac Stern, Maya Glesarova, Tedi Papavrami, Gilles Apap, Augustin Dumay, Ana Chumachenco and Wolfgang Marschner.
First Prize, all categories, of the Concours International des Jeunes Interprètes Lille-Wattrelos, she is then winner of the Alfredo Zanella violin competition in Bologna, Italy. Shortly afterwards she is prizewinner at the Henryk Szeryng Competition in Mexico and is invited to interpret the Bartok violin concerto n°2 in a series of concerts with the Mexico State Symphonic Orchestra. Her performances at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud violin competition were strongly noticed, as well as at the Lipizer competition where she attracts the attention of the german violinist Wolfgang Marschner who invited her to perform in Freiburg. She distinguishes herself by her audacious choices and her great technical skills during solo performances of the integral of the 24 Caprices of Paganini, the sonatas of Ysaye, Bach and Prokofiev.
The special affection she has for the great sonatas as well as her constant desire to enrich her repertory bring her to attach a special importance to the works of the 20th century (Bartok, Prokofiev, Szymanowski…). The choices of her programs and the quality of her interpretations always delight the public. She plays recitals with great french pianists, in particular Jean-Philippe Collard, Eric Ferrand N’Kaoua…
She works and performs as a duo with the georgian pianist Tamara Atschba and became in 2013, first violin of the Ensemble Lux, a string quartet dedicated to the modern and contemporary repertoire.
Born in Bordeaux, Louise Chisson started to play the violin at the age of three with Robert Papavrami, father of the violinist Tedi Papavrami, and studied with him until the age of seventeen. "During my long teaching career, I have met a very few violinists who showed right from the beginning such a real love for the violin. She is today a violinist who understands the high demands of her profession and who has a natural musicality, a unique sensitivity and fine fantasy which never stopped growing over the years." (R. Papavrami). She is noticed at eight years old by Isaac Stern and three years later, Tibor Varga says to be "very impressed by the certain gift she shows for the violin". At seventeen years old she enters the class of the great violinist Dora Schwarzberg, student of the world renowned russian teacher Yuri Jankelevich, working with her several years, as well as with her assistant Anna Kandinsky, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she received her Master degree.
Her first Cd dedicated to Janacek, Prokofiev and Poulenc was released in 2013 under austrian label Gramola and ranked by Artistxite.com as one of the 10 best recordings of the year, followed in 2014 by another recording, "1914", consisting of works by C. Koechlin and L. Vierne.
From 2015 Louise Chisson is teaching at the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna, and from 2020 at the Franz Schubert Konservatorium.
In 2016 she created with Tamara Atschba the Esperus Art Fund, aiming to support exceptional young talents, as well as the Esperus Music Academy, in collaboration with the renowned summer festival L'Eté Musical en Bergerac. In 2019, the duo worked and performed together with cellist Gary Hoffman.
2019 also brought to life another project, a concert with narrator dedicated to Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, performed with the austrian actress Katharina Stemberger.
In January 2020 Louise Chisson and Tamara Atschba opened their new concert cycle at the Ehrbar Hall in Vienna, Musik durch die Jahreszeiten. They signed that same year a contract with label Hänssler Klassik, planning the release of their new recording in 2021.
Still in the frames of their cycle in the Ehrbar Hall, they give an acclaimed performance with cellist Ophélie Gaillard in october 2020.
Their new album entitled "20th Century Feminine" is released in June 2021. Acclaimed by the critic, the new recording dedicated to women composers received numerous prizes such as the Star of the month in the magazine Fono Forum in july 2021, Album of the week on BBC radio in August 2021, the Diapason d'or in january 2022, as well as nominations for the long list of the Grammy Awards 2022 and the bests' list of the Preis der deutsche Schallplattenkritik 2021.
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