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Elyane Laussade

Elyane Laussade, piano

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, Elyane has delighted audiences on five continents for her imaginative and strongly individual playing.  Originally from the USA, she has established herself as one of Australia’s finest pianists, having appeared in the MSO’s Metropolis Festival with Marcus Stenz and on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS in studio recordings and live broadcasts. Elyane has performed three times with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - twice at Hamer Hall under the baton of Anthony Inglis, as well as at the Myer Bowl.  June 2018 marks the launch of Elyane’s most recent concerto project, performances of all 27 Mozart piano concertos with orchestras around Australia, beginning in Launceston, Tasmania with the first and last of the Mozart piano concerti. 

As a recitalist, Elyane has performed in China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the USA and Europe.  She has toured Taiwan where she performed recitals in Taipei, Tainan, Chaiyi, and at the National Concert Hall, Taichung. Elyane was also invited to perform at the inaugural performance at the Elizabeth Murdoch Recital Hall in the Melbourne Recital Centre which aired on the ABC television program “Catalyst.” Her recent recital tours in France included solo recitals, Dvorak Piano Quintet with the Quatuor Joachim, and several WW1 commemorative recitals. She has recorded a solo CD “Just for You,” as well as “These Little Things” with Sydney-based violinist Jemima Littlemore.

This year is an exciting one with Elyane’s first performances in Mainland China and Kobe, Japan, in addition to recitals in Washington State, Massachusetts and New York, and return engagements in the north of France.  Along with other concert engagements in Australia, Elyane is playing in her 6th consecutive Marathon for 3MBS radio, this year in the Melbourne Recital Hall with the music of Bach. June also sees the kick-off of another project entitled “Humanation,” with her duo partner, cellist Luke Severn, in celebration of great LGBT composers and their music.

Elyane enjoys a rich chamber music involvement along with her solo career.  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 Elyane Laussade to her second Historical Piano concert.

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