Elise Desjardins, piano

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Élise Desjardins, piano
Elise Desjardins started her training at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal where she received the highest distinction of « Premier Prix
» for piano and for chamber music. Shortly thereafter, she became the recipient of many grants to help pursue graduate studies at the Indiana
School of Music.
At the Conservatoire, Ms Desjardins developed a passion for chamber music while studying with Yuly Turowsky( member of the Borodine Trio)
and at indiana with Rotislav Dubinsky( member of the Borodine Trio) Upon returning from her studies, she joined other musicians involved in
the Montreal chamber music scene such as Jutta Puchhammer, Richard Roberts, Lise Beauchamp, Michel Bettez, Ali Yazdanfar.Ms
Desjardins is frequently sought after as an accompanist for her unique playing abilities, demonstrating great intensity and warm sensibility.
She currently holds a teaching-coach position at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal. Every summer since 1998 she is part of the
faculty of International Domaine Forget Academy and Summer institute in Galway Ireland where she shared the stage with great musicians
such as Roberto Diaz, Bruno Giurana, Steeve Dann, David Stewart, Thomas Wiebe, Hansjorg Shellenberger.
Her association with Jutta Puchhammer brought her since twenty years over Europe, Canada and the united States. She recorded also two
programs on CD « Phantasiestuke » and « German romantic works » that were well received by critics from Fanfares, Strad and Scena
Musicale magazines.
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