has been active on the concert circuit since 1994, when she wowed audiences
with her performance of Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto” in
tandem with The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Other appearances she made that year
included a Stradivari Society Classical Recital of Pablo Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasie”
with pianist, Robert Keonig, and a stop at Maitrise Sainte-Cecile de la Cathedrale
Notre-Dame de Luxembourg, where she performed Mozart’s fourth violin
concerto with Les Solistes Europeens.
In 1995, she
made a pair of appearances in Florida, first in a recital of Saint-Saens’
“Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso”, Stravinsky’s “Divertimento”,
and Ysaye’s “Sonata No. 2 for Solo
Violin” at Rinker Playhouse, then in a performance of the Beethoven
concerto with the Florida Philharmonic at Florida Atlantic University.
central to Elissa’s program with the Eugene
Symphony Orchestra on 22nd March 1996, when she performed his “Concerto
in D major for Violin and Orchestra” at Hult
Center in Eugene, Oregon. It
was back to the Sunshine State and the Florida Philharmonic on 3rd
June for a program of short works by Johannes Brahms. On 20th July, she
performed in the Riverbend Family Concert with
the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra at Riverbend
experimental in 1997 when Elissa premiered
Christopher Theofanidis’s “On the
Edge of the Infinite” with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and attended the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, which shone the spotlight
on 20th century American chamber music.
she has worked with over the years include the Chamber Orchestra of
Philadelphia, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Pro Arte Musical.