Élise Richard

Élise Richard,

canadian pianist, soloist, chambre musician and collaborator.

Recognized for her refined sound, energetic playing and meticulous technique, Canadian pianist Élise Richard performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator.

For many years, she has shared her passion on stage in the United States, Canada, Italy, Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. Having collaborated with Philippe Muller, Harold Robinson, Martin Beaver, Vladimir Landsman, Antonio Lisy, Laurence Kayaleh and Brian Manker, among others, she is appreciated for her human and artistic qualities.

Élise Richard stands out for her rich musical personality, which has led her to shine in many different projects. In fact, she has been a member of the fakulty of the Domaine Forget International Festival for 22 years. She has been a collaborator in several national and international competitions, such as the OSM competition, the Prix d’Europe and the Montreal International Competition. Her passion for chambre music has allowed her to perform with various ensembles, such as the Gagné-Richard Trio and the Molinari Quartet. She is also an active member of the duo Chaminade, piano four hands and two pianos. Her performances have been broadcast on Radio-Canada, National Public Radio in Cleveland, New York and Chicago, as well as on Radio-France.

Her interest in contemporary music and her desire to expand her activities have given her the opportunity to meet contemporary composers Pavel Kolpakov, Brian Field and Paolo Pandolfo. In August 2022, Élise Richard presented the world premiere in Italy of the piano sonata « Cold Winter » composed for her by Paolo Pandolfo.

Élise Richard performer and recorded at San Giacomo – Spazio d’Arte the Pandolfo’s compositions Demons and Angels, De la Terre et de l’Esprit, Sabato, Ondine, Your Hands