Aurore Dassesse

 Aurore Dassesse was born in 1991 in Brussels where she began playing the cello when she was seven years old.

 After having studied with Ilia Laporev and Justus Grimm, in 2003 she joined the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel as « exceptional young talent ».

She then studied with Helene Dautry in Lille and joined the Conservatoire de Paris in 2009.

From 2010 to 2012, under the auspices of Justus Grimm, she started her Bachelor's degree at the Conservatory of Antwerp.

 In October 2012, she was accepted at the Superior Conservatory of  Saarbrucken (Hochschule Musik von Saarbrucken) with Gustav Rivinius. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree, Aurore is currently studying for a soloist diploma in Saarbrücken.

Aurore has won several competitions including the "Young Musicians" RTBF competition, Rotary "coup de pouce à un artiste" Competition, the Breughel competition, won the second prize of the national Lions Club competition, the second prize of the Edmond Baert Cello competition and more recently, won the gold medal and the Avena prize at the European competition for young soloists in Luxembourg.

In 2012, Aurore won the ‘Young Belgian Talent Competition, 2013-2015’, which allowed her to financial, marketing and overall support.

Moreover, Aurore forms the Ensembl’Arenski (piano trio) with Claire Dassesse and Stephanie Proot. They have been studying between 2013 and 2015 at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the direction of the Artemis Quartet.  They were recently chosen by the Belgian radios Musiq3 and Klara to be the Supernova 2017.  

Aurore has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra between 2012 and 2016. She played in the orchestra under many eminent conductors, notably, Vladimir Ashkenazy,Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, Krzysztof Urbanski. Her orchestral work has enabled her to tour internationally, including performances at the Royal Albert Hall of London (BBC Proms), the Konzerthaus of Berlin, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Harpa Hall in Reykjavik..

Aurore has taken part in master classes given by David Cohen, Marie Hallynck, Bruno Pasquier, Xavier Gagnepain, Michel Strauss, the Talich quartet, Jeremy Menuhin, Ivan Monighetti, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Susan Moses, Adrian Brendel, Wolgang Emanuel Schmidt (Rutesheim academy), Vladimir Perlin and Gary Hoffman (Kronberg academy).