Biography

 

Florence von Burg (born in Lausanne, Switzerland) played piano and violin in parallel since the age of nine years old: she studies piano with Edith Fischer, Magali Bourquin and then with Christian Favre at the University of Applied Sciences of Lausanne, where she was awarded with the piano pedagogy diploma in 2004 and the concert diploma with congratulation of the jury in 2007. From 2014, she is a Bösendorfer artist and is pianist - accompanist at the Vevey Symphonic Choir.

During that time, she attended masterclasses with famous masters as Violette Breguet-Safarian, Alexander Braginsky, Dominique Merlet and Jean-Bernard Pommier.

In 2002 and 2003, she played as soloist with the Budweis Chamber Orchestra and won the second prize of the Joseph Dichler Competition 2005 in Vienna.

Florence began her violin studies with Michael Zuber and then continued with Lihay Bendayan at the University of Applied Sciences of Lausanne (-Sion) where she was awarded with the violin pedagogy diploma with congratulation of the jury in 2009 and with the Master of Arts in Concert Performance with distinction in 2011. In 2011-2012 she went to improve at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In May she won the first prize at the David Gritz Competition in the same city.

She had the opportunity to follow masterclasses - with Shmuel Ashkenazy, Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Gabor Takacs and Yair Kless and took part in a few festivals in Israel as the Voice of Music in Upper Galilee where she played with renowned musicians as Guy Braunstein and Alexander Pavlovsky.

As soloist, she was invited several times by the Lausanne Youth Academic Orchestra and the Vevey Symphonic Orchestra.

Passionated by chamber music, she was invited as violist in the Valère Quartet in 2008 and 2009, particularly in duet violin-piano or in piano four-hands with Luc Baghdassarian, as first violinist in string quartets & quintet and, from 2014, in the Symphonic Variations Quartet. In 2012, she won the first prize - in string quintet (as 1st violin) of the chamber music competition at the prestigious Academy of Jerusalem.

Concerning her orchestra experiences, she was first Konzertmeisterin at the Lausanne Youth Academic Orchestra from 1999 to 2000 then more recently, in 2011-2012, Konzertmeisterin at the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance Symphonic Orchestra (Israel), Konzertmeisterin at the Ribaupierre Orchestra from 2012-2014. In June 2013, she was invited to play with Purpur European Orchestra in Ljubljana Festival (Slovenia) and Kvarner Festival (Croatia). Actually she is co-founder and Konzertmeisterin at the Villeneuve Chamber Orchestra, at the Symphonic Variations Orchestra, professional orchestra created in 2014 and at the Riviera Symphonic Orchestra from 2015.

Florence dedicates a part of her time to teaching the piano and the violon in private lessons from 2003 après after having taught for a short time in the CLEM musical school. From 2011 to 2012, she was Lihay Bendayan's assistant at the Jerusalem High School for Music and then assistant of his preprofessional class at the Sion Conservatory (CH) from 2013 to 2014.

As a passion for music in all its forms, she just creates the Association Duo Symphonique in 2015 with the pianist & conductor Luc Baghdassarian bringing together all these musical groups.

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