Franco-American violinist Elissa Cassini has captivated audiences on three continents with her eloquent sonority, charismatic stage presence and eclectic programs.  Her Carnegie debut recital was lauded for displaying “the full range of her virtuosity in a dazzling, unusually rhapsodic, emotionally uninhibited performance that brought the house down.”(New York Concert Review). She recently performed concertos by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schumann and was praised as “an impeccable and powerful soloist” (C. Schlüren – Neue Muzik Zeitung)  for her performance of Anders Eliasson’s concerto with the Arcos Orchestra at the Konzerthaus in Berlin.

Fond of innovation, Elissa enjoys exploring various contemporary styles and has inspired numerous composers to write for her including Alves Vieira, Bacri, Combier, Herraiz and Lunsqui, and has performed works of Kampela, Leroux, Murail or Saariaho among many others. While completing her Masters at The Juilliard School, Elissa had the opportunity to perform “Anthèmes 1” for Pierre Boulez who subsequently invited her as concertmaster at the Lucerne Festival Academy under his leadership.

Equally at home in traditional repertoire spanning from baroque to live electronics, Elissa bridges tradition and innovation in Duplexity’s exciting and communicative setting. Inspired by Elissa’s passion and dynamism, Duplexity stretches the boundaries of classical concerts, allowing the performers to fully realize their creative potential on stage.

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