"Total identification with the Music"
Edith Eisler - NYCR


"An Impeccable and Powerful Soloist" C. Schlüren - Neue Musik Zeitung


New Music Soloist 


As lead violinist of the Camerata Aberta during the 2010 season, Elissa gave the Brazilian premiere of Philippe Leroux’s d’Aller, his post-spectral Concerto for Violin and 17 Instruments as well as Spiri by Franco Donatoni for Solo Violin, Oboe and Ensemble, conducted by Guillaume Bourgogne. Elissa also enjoys commissioning works and recently premiered Winter’s Night written for her by award-winning composer Nicolas Bacri with the Orchestre de Massy in France. Upcoming projects include Violin Concerto No. 1 by Anders Eliasson.

Gut Strings


Delving into the geneology of the violin and its acoustic totality, Elissa has recently been revisiting the Classical and Romantic concerto repertoire on gut strings. The sensation and timbre of the gut reveals ways of phrasing that make sense with regards to the relationship between sound and musical form. Combined with an array of period bows on her modern violin, new colors, articulations and sense can be found in concerti such as Beethoven, Bruch g minor and Schumann, satisfying both the demands of modern concert halls with stylistic awareness. In dealing with historic composers, careful consideration of original manuscripts serves to inform stylistic choices, as serving the composer’s original intentions contributes to effectively revealing a work’s deeper meaning.