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Born in 1982, Lise Berthaud started studying the violin at the age of five before turning to the viola. She studied with Pierre-Henry Xuereb and Gérard Caussé at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and was a prizewinner of the European Young Instrumentalists Competition in 2000. In 2005, she won the Hindemith Prize at the Geneva International Competition. She was short-listed by the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2009 as “Révélation de l’Année” (Revelation of the Year). Praised as an outstanding rising figure on the music scene, Lise Berthaud is a frequent guest of various prestigious concert venues and festivals throughout Europe. She has appeared with such artists as Renaud Capuçon, Eric Le Sage, Augustin Dumay, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Emmanuel Pahud, the Quatuor Ebène and the Modigliani Quartet, among others. As a soloist, she has been a guest of numerous major orchestras in France with conductors such as Emmanuel Krivine, Sakari Oramo, Fabien Gabel, Paul McCreesh and Marc Minkowski. In 2010 she was invited to perform Harold en Italie with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre for the opening night of the prestigious Berlioz Festival at La Côte-Saint-André in France. Lise Berthaud has worked with several major contemporary composers, including Philippe Hersant, Thierry Escaich, Henri Dutilleux, György Kurtág and Guillaume Connesson. In October 2013, her first recording as a soloist with pianist Adam Laloum was awarded several prizes including the sought after Diapason d’Or. In September 2013, she was selected to be part of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme and has been invited to perform with the BBC orchestras. Her début at the BBC Proms in September 2014 will be with BBC Symphony and Andrew Litton at the Royal Albert Hall.

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