ABOUT

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  • 2008 : FNEIJMA Diploma (French National Federation for Jazz & Modern Music)
  • 2009 : Awarded by violonist Didier Lockwood the « Young Talents » Prize delivered by the SACEM
  • 2010 : Graduated from the Academy with the state Diploma for Jazz and Improvised Music, with the Jury’s special distinction
  • 2011 : Won the Stéphane Grappelli Competition (World Music Category)

Born and raised in a family of passionate musicians, Héloïse Lefebvre started learning the violin at the age of five. She followed a Classical Music training program and had soon joined several musical ensembles (duet, trio, quartet and orchestra). After ten years of intensive study, she was accepted into the Gypsy Music workshops in " Jazz à Tours " Music School, directed by guitarist Thierry Vaillot. Guided by a growing interest for jazz, she decided to extend her studies there, enrolling in the full training course and studying in the regions' Music Academy jazz department, under the guidance of pianist and Director Guillaume De Chassy.
She began her scenic experience with the group Hurlak, then joined different projects including Elbasan Trio (Jazz/Balkans), Compagnie Frasques (Jazz/Chamber Music) and Kwal (Slam).
She founded, performs and composes in her own project Please Spring! which she started in 2012 with guitarist Paul Audoynaud, and continues to perform regularly with numerous Berlin-based bands such as Snooze-On, Inma Galiot's "La Rosa Negra" and Kammerjazz Kollektiv.
She played on big stages like Paris Jazz Festival, La Cigale, Sunset (Paris), L'Olympia, IMFP (Salon de Provence), Gypsy Jazz Festival (Nouméa), Les Rendez-vous de L'Erdre (Nantes), Avoriaz Jazz Up Festival, Petit Faucheux (Tours), Orléans Jazz Festival, B‐flat (Berlin), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and went on tour in the Balkans, Canada and Argentina.
She studied and played on stage with Didier Lockwood, L. Subramaniam, Bojan Z, Stacey Kent, Julien Loureau, André Ceccarelli, Costel Nitescu, Andy Emler, Amrat Hussain.

Héloïse plays a violin "Ferronel" made by Fabien Gram and a 5 strings electric violin made by Olivier Pont.

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