"The orchestra was at one with her "
B. Ory Lavollée

Elissa has been concertmaster of New York’s Arcos Chamber Orchestra since 2005. Co-founder of this “extraordinary ensemble of the highest standard” (C. Schluren) alongside artistic director John-Edward Kelly, Arcos has given her the pleasure of collaborating with composers such as Samuel Adler, Anders Eliasson, Juho Kangas, Krzysztof Meyer and Dimitri Terzakis to name but a few. www.arcosorchestra.com


Elissa’s first major European concertmaster invitation was under Pierre Boulez at the Lucerne Festival Academy in 2009. Under Maestro Boulez, she performed Berio’s Sinfonia, Boulez’s Notations and also worked with him in person on his Anthèmes I for Solo Violin. That same year she was chosen to lead the Juilliard Baroque Ensemble under William Christie, during his Juilliard School Residency.


In 2011, Elissa was appointed to the shared concertmaster position at the Orquestra Sinfônica Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro under Maestro Isaac Karabtchevsky. The OPES is one of the most active and dynamic orchestras in Brazil. www.petrobrasinfonica.com.br