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Elyane Laussade

Elyane Laussade, piano

Here is what the New York Times has said about Elyane Laussade: "a pianist with a polished technique. . . . dazzling power . . . and an impeccable sense of style."  A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City, pianist Elyane Laussade has delighted audiences on five continents for her imaginative and strongly individual playing.  Originally from the USA, Elyane has now established herself as one of Australia’s finest pianists. She has appeared in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Metropolis Festival with Marcus Stenz and has been featured many times by ABC Classic FM and 3MBS in studio recordings and live broadcasts. She performed St. SaŽns’ Carnival of the Animals with the MSO in Hamer Hall with pianist Benjamin Martin under the baton of Anthony Ingliss.  Elyane performed De Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the Myer Bowl in a concert which was broadcast across Australia.

As soloist, Elyane performs in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the USA and Europe.  She has toured Taiwan where she performed recitals in Taipei, Tainan, Chaiyi, and at the National Concert Hall in Taichung.  Elyane was also invited to perform at the first recorded performance at the Elizabeth Murdoch Recital Hall in the new Melbourne Recital Centre which aired on the ABC television program “Catalyst.” Elyane’s current recital tour in the USA includes two different solo programs, one of which she just released on CD, entitled ”Just for You.”

Elyane enjoys a rich chamber music involvement along with her solo career.  Most recently she joined colleagues from the MSO in Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time, which had a special late-night performance in the Old Melbourne Gaol.  Her love for the musical experience as a close encounter has inspired her to run a special series of intimate recitals at the Laussade Studio in Melbourne, both as a soloist and in collaboration with Australian musicians and leading soloists from abroad.

We welcome Ms. Laussade to her first performance on the Historical Piano Concerts series.