Canadian pianist Elise Desjardins quickly established a solid reputation as a pianist accompanist and chamber music pianist. Here, and abroad, she collaborates with musicians such as violists Jutta Puchhammer, Steeve Dann, Bruno Giurana, the violinists David Stewart, Richard Roberts, Tom Williams, the cellists Carole Sirois, Thomas Wiebe, Paul Marley, the bassists Ali Yazdanfar, René Gosselin, the oboists Hansjorg Schellenberger, Olivier Doise, Lise Beauchamp, and the bassoonists Mathieu Harel and Michel Bettez.
Her association with Jutta Puchhammer for more than ten years has led her to tour in Europe, the United States and Canada. She is regularly invited as a chamber musician to participate in international events: International Viola Congress, Double-Reed Society, Double Bass Congress, International Festival of Domaine Forget, Summer Music in Galway. In addition, Canadian violinist David Stewart regularly invites her to perform on tour in China, Canada and Ireland.
Elise Desjardins became an accompanying professor at the Conservatoire de musique in Montreal in 1998. She has been a member of the pianist team at the Domaine Forget Academy of Music since 1999. She holds a First Prize in Piano, a First Prize in Music Chamber from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec and a Master in Music with honors from Indiana University. She is also the recipient of numerous Québec government scholarships.
The recording of two compact discs “Phantasiestucke” and “German romantic works” earned her the praise of the reviews of the Fanfares, and Scena Musicale magazines. A third album, “Pièces de Concours”, has just appeared on the Parma Records label. The scores of these pieces are published by the German house Schott, and Elise Desjardins has revised the piano part. She is often heard on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.