Born in France, Elsa Barozzi began her violin studies at the age of 3. In 2018, she entered the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal under the tutelage of Anne Robert, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in violin performance in 2021. She is actively pursuing her Artist Diploma as well as chamber music studies with Denis Brott and Richard Raymond, and orchestral excerpts with Marianne Dugal.
In 2021, she won the Montreal Conservatory Concerto Competition and performed the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto no. 3 as soloist with the Montreal Conservatory Orchestra at the Maison Symphonique in Montreal.
From 2009 to 2018, she studied with Alexandre Benderski and Martin Brunschwig at the Conservatoire de Perpignan, and earned her Diplôme d’Études Musicales en Cycle Spécialisé and a Diplôme de Perfectionnement.
Elsa has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses with renown pedagogues such as Andrew Wan, Richard Roberts, Olivier Thouin, Sarah Nemtanu, Nemanja Radulovic, Laurent Korcia, and Martin Chalifour.
She has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonic des Chœurs Mélomanes de Montréal, the Orchestre Philharmonique de la Relève du Québec, l’Ensemble Volte, at the Festival Musique en Ré in St-Martin-en-Ré (France) and at the Contemporary Music Festival in Ijevsk (Russia) in 2014.
Elsa is also an active chamber musician and currently performs with the Collectif de la Cité et du Quatuor Lunes, which accompanies artists all around Quebec. She was previously a member of the Perpignan Octet from 2014 to 2018.
When the world of music came to a halt during the pandemic, Elsa pursued volunteer work with residents of the CHSLD, long term care homes for elderly people with significant loss of autonomy.
Elsa Barozzi currently plays on a Carlo Giuseppe Testore violin, ca. 1710-1715, and a Louis Joseph Morizont bow, which was graciously loaned to her by Mr. Roger Dubois from Canimex Inc.