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Thu, 04 Apr


Jardin Musical

Elise Bertand, Jozefien Dumortier & Léo Ispir live at the Jardin Musical - 8:00 p.m.

Élise Bertrand, violin Jozefien Dumortier, viola Léo Ispir, cello

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Elise Bertand, Jozefien Dumortier & Léo Ispir live at the Jardin Musical - 8:00 p.m.
Elise Bertand, Jozefien Dumortier & Léo Ispir live at the Jardin Musical - 8:00 p.m.

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04 Apr 2024, 20:00

Jardin Musical, Quai aux Briques 62, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


Trio Program:

Beethoven: Trio op.9 nº1 in G Major

Schubert: String Trio D.471

Cras: String trio

Élise Bertrand: 

Born in 2000, Élise Bertrand began playing the piano at the age of 5, the violin at the age of 8, and composition three years later, self-taught. After studying at the CRR in Toulon, she entered the CRR in Paris at the age of 14 and studied violin with Suzanne Gessner and composition with Nicolas Bacri. She obtained her license and master's degree at the CNSMDP in Roland Daugareil's class and extended her career in higher writing classes in the same establishment. In 2022, she returned to the CNSMDP for a master's degree in chamber music with her pianist Gaspard Thomas and became Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Augustin Dumay's class. Since 2023, Élise has benefited from the support of the Safran and Rhine Gold Foundations and plays a violin by Joseph Gagliano, Naples 1796, on loan from the Société Générale Corporate Foundation. She is currently in her third cycle of higher violin at the CNSMDP, performing as a soloist with the Conservatory Laureate Orchestra. Nominated in the “Instrumental Soloist Revelation” category of the Victoires de la Musique 2024, Élise wins numerous violin, chamber music and composition competitions. As a violinist, she participates in numerous projects as a soloist, chamber musician and in orchestras. Her repertoire ranges from Vivaldi concertos to Szymanowski, including her own works, which she performs with various ensembles. Published by Billaudot and Klarthe, his pieces are commissioned by ensembles, eminent instrumentalists, competitions, institutions and are the subject of broadcasts on France Musique, Radio Classique and ARTE Concert. His first disc “Lettera Amorosa” (on the Klarthe label) was praised by critics. For the 2023/2024 season, Élise joins the Ambassador Program of the Classeek platform as a composer and honors commissions from the Modigliani Quartet, the Maxence Larrieu International Flute Competition, the Festival les Inouies, and Karine Lethiec from the Ensemble Calliopée for the Paris Museum of Man, Emmanuelle Bertrand and the Auvers sur Oise festival where she is invited as composer in residence.

Jozefien Dumortier: 

Belgian violinist and violist. In 2021/2022, she is principal violist of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lorenzo Viotti (Amsterdam).

In 2022, she obtained a master's degree at the Amsterdam Conservatory in the class of Maria Milstein (Van Baerle trio) and Sven Arne Tepl (artistic director of the Hague Residence Orchestra). Previously, she studied with Marc Danel (Danel Quartet), Lei Wang (South Netherlands Philharmonic) and Marc Tooten (HERMESensemble). Since 2022/2023, she has studied viola at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Waterloo) in Miguel da Silva's class.

In 2015, she won the Rotary Culture Prize (Kortrijk).Jozefien she has performed chamber music with musicians such as Lukas Vondracek, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Yossif Ivanov, Lorenzo Gatto, Philippe Graffin, Sylvia and Stéphanie Huang and Ori Epstein.She has performed at the Stavanger Chamber Music Festival, the Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander and the Davos Festival in 2023 and at the European Union Youth Orchestra between 2019 and 2021, at the Young Belgian Strings (with Dirk vande Moortel) between 2018 and 2020, at La Camerata (Namur) and at the Youth Orchestra Flanders in 2019. Over the years, she took viola masterclasses with Nobuko Imai, Hartmut Rohde, Garfield Jackson and Atar Arad, as well as violin masterclasses with Philippe Graffin, Henry Raudales, Sigiswald Kuijken, Alessandro Moccia, Alexei Moshkov, Karen Aroutiouniaten and Robert Szreder. Jozefien plays a viola built by Gyorgy Sandor and a violin built by Victor Joseph Charotte.

Born in 2002, Léo Ispir is an artist in residence at La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth under the tutelage of Gary Hoffman.

He started playing cello at the age of 7 with Isabelle Loubaresse at the CRR in Rouen. At 14 he joined Hélène Dautry's class at the CRR in Paris.

From 2020 to 2023 Léo studies alongside Jérôme Pernoo at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris.

At the same time, he benefits from the advice of Anne Gastinel at the Jaroussky academy where he is a laureate of the “Debussy Promotion”. In 2023 he is an ADAMI Classic revelation. Léo is a laureate of the Gautier Capuçon Foundation.

He was also able to work with great teachers such as Frans Helmerson, Sol Gabetta, Julian Steckel, Peter Wispelwey, Le Quartuor Ébène within various academies and masterclasses in Europe. He participates in the “Cello Masterclass” at the Kronberg Academy.

Léo Ispir has the opportunity to share the stage in France, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, Georgia... in chamber music with artists such as: The Modigliani Quartet, Annes Gastinel, Franck Braley, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Jean François Heisser, François Salque, Raphaël Pidoux, David Grimal... as well as as a soloist under the baton of Pierre Bleuse, Mathieu Herzog, Julien Guénebaut...

He has the chance to play in renowned concert halls such as the Kiev Philharmonic, the Salle Gaveau, the Philarmonie de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées… He has been heard in festivals such as: Georges Enescu festival, The crazy days of Nantes, The musical strolls of Reims, Festival 1001 notes, the musicals of Blanchardeau etc… He is a member of the Cello8 octet with whom he recorded an album “ode to the night” under the Mirare label.

He has performed under the baton of Lahav Shani, Gianandrea Noseda, Jukka Pekka Saraste at the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia.

In addition, he won several prizes in different competitions, such as 1st prize and first prize at the “Tremplin” International Cello Competition. , 1st prize as well as the "Grand Prize" at the Gustav Mahler International Cello Competition, 1st prize at the International competition for young talents in Normandy in chamber music... In January 2025 Léo accompanied by his brother Luka Ispir will record an album dedicated to Camille Saint-Saens with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Howard Griffiths. Léo Ispir plays on a cello by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume generously loaned by Michael Guttman.


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