Hélène Bordeaux

Hélène Bordeaux graduated in 2001 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon with Jean Estournet and Kazimierz Olechowski.

She went on to further study classic and romantic repertory on period instruments with Alessandro Moccia, the soloists of the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Philippe Herreweghe in Saintes. She obtained her Masters in 2004 (supported by Mécénat Musical Société Générale during those two years).

She also took part in the European Union Young Orchestra (under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy), then in Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester (with Franz Welser-Möst and Ivan Fisher), giving her the opportunity to play in the most prestigious halls in Europe such as Musikverein in Vienna, Berliner Philharmonie, Royal Albert Hall in London and others.

Since 2004, she has been a member of the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen-Normandie (first violin section)

After auditionning her in 2006, Lorin Maazel invited her for the first season of the Valencia Opera (Spain) (Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana). The first guest conductor was Zubin Mehta.

She loves lyric and symphonic repertoire as well as chamber music.

In 2018 she established her own quartet (Quatuor Mathilde), and plays often sonata with the pianist Tatsiana Zakharava-Dahan. She also create performances mixing music and literature or poetry, collaborating with comedians such as Hélène Francisci, Emmanuel Pleintel, Florent Houdu, and many more.

She plays a french eighteenth century violin of Louis Guersan and a violin of Tan Chin Seng (Malaysia, 2018).

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