Cosima Soulez Larivière
    Violin

    Franco-Dutch violinist Cosima Soulez Larivière was born 1996 in Paris. She began her violin studies at the age of three with Igor Volochine. Five years later, she was awarded a scholarship for the Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham, UK. Currently, she is studying at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with professor Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

    Concerts have brought her to Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Singapore and Japan.

    In 2016, Cosima was invited to the Tanglewood Music Festival as a fellow, where she participated in several chamber music projects with other fellows and performed in the Tanglewood On Parade concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops under the baton of Stéphane Denève. This past summer, she has given several chamber music concerts in Verbier as part of the Festival Academy. Cosima also took part in the ‘Chamber Music Connects the World’ of the Kronberg Academy, where she was taught by Gidon Kremer and Christian Tetzlaff. She was a 2019 Fellow of the Steans Music Institute of the Ravinia Festival.

    Cosima has participated in master classes with Zakhar Bron, Dora Schwarzberg, Lewis Kaplan, Zvi Zeitlin, Ana Chumachenco and Donald Weilerstein.

    Cosima has been awarded numerous prizes. In 2017, she won the first prize at the inaugural Bartók World Competition & Festival in Budapest, Hungary gaining numerous concert engagements and she placed in the 2018 Joseph Joachim Competition held in Hannover. In 2015, she won the first prize at the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria. In the same year, she was awarded the third and the Bach prize at the Postacchini Competition in Fermo, Italy.

    Cosima Soulez Larivière is a 2018 fellow of the Young Artists Foundation gGmbH in Germany. She is also a recipient of the Live Music Now Hannover e.V. scholarship and the scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

    She plays on a 1850 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin, loaned to her by private donors.

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