Cellist Aurore Dassesse was chosen for the period January 2013- December 2015
Aurore (°1991) was born in Brussels where she began playing the cello when she was seven years old. She studied with I. Laporev and later on with Justus Grimm at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. She studied for five years with Hélène Dautry and entered in 2009 the CRR of Paris.
Aurore has won several national competitions including the “Young Musicians” RTBF competition, Rotary “coup de pouce à un artiste” competition, the Breughel competition and recently won the second prize of the national Lions Club competition.
She has taken part in master classes given by David Cohen, Marie Hallynck, Bruno Pasquier, Xavier Gagnepain, Michel Strauss, the Talich quartet, Jeremy Menuhin, Ivan Monighetti, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Susan Moses, Adrian Brendel, Vladimir Perlin and Gary Hoffman.
Since winning the Young Belgian Talent competition in 2012, Aurore now forms the Ensembl’Arenski (piano trio) with Claire Dassesse and Stephanie Proot. They have been studying between 2013 and 2015 at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the direction of the Artemis Quartet. They were recently chosen by the Belgian radios Musique3 and Klara to be the Supernova 2017.
Aurore has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra between 2012 and 2016. She played in the orchestra under many eminent conductors, notably, Vladimir Ashkenazy,Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, Krzysztof Urbanski. Her orchestral work has enabled her to tour internationally, including performances at the Royal Albert Hall of London (BBC Proms), the Konzerthaus of Berlin, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Harpa Hall in Reykjavik.