About Cosima Soulez Larivière
Franco-Dutch violinist started to play the violin when she was three years old in Paris, France. Back then, she was taught by Igor Volochine. When she was eight, she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham, UK, where she became a pupil of Nathasha Boyarsky. Currently, she is studying at the Musik Hochschule in Hannover, Germany, with Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn.
Cosima Soulez Larivière has participated in master-classes with Zakhar Bron, Dora Schwarzberg, Lewis Kaplan, Zvi Zeitlin, Ana Chumachenko and Donald Weilerstein. In the summer 2016, she was also invited to participate at the Tanglewood Music Centre, USA, where she has participated in many chamber projects and has performed with Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by Stéphane Denèvea. Her solo career includes performances in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Singapore and Japan.
She has been awarded many prizes, namely the 3rd and the prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work at the 2018 International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hannover, Germany, the 1st prize at the inaugural Bartók World Competition in Budapest, Hungary. She has also obtained similar prizes in Austria or Italy (Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, Postacchini Competition in Fermo, Italy). In 2018, she was invited to take part in ‘Chamber Music Connects the World’, Kronberg Academy. Furthermore, she was invited to the Verbier Festival Academy in 2018 and received the APCAV Award. She is a recipient of the ESU Music Scholarship, UK (2015), the Live Music Now Hannover e.V. Scholarship, Germany (2015), the Deutschland Stipendium (2016) and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2017). She plays on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume from 1850, kindly lent to her by generous benefactors.