Jazz Magazine France
«totally unclassifiable and yet accessible, luminous and evocative.»
Dragon Jazz Belgium
«Sun Dew, a sextet that shakes the Jazz World»
«A personnal and striking sound»
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
«Fun and quirky at one moment, somber and foreboding the next, this is a CD that really rewards the attentive listener.»
Fiddler Magazine USA
«colorful and captivating!»
The french violinist and composer Héloïse Lefebvre is a multifaceted artist: "technically brilliant and resourceful, she is as obviously at home in classical modernism as in improvised music" (Norbert Krampf, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).
Student of the jazz violin legend Didier Lockwood, she’s graduated from the Academy with the state Diploma for Jazz and Improvised Music and a multiple award winners (Stephane Grappelli competition, Young Talents SACEM Prize).
After the release of her critically acclaimed debut in 2017 on french label Laborie Jazz (rated "Revelation" by Jazz Magazine), she announced a new collaboration with Heartcore Records (founded by iconic guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel) and released a new EP called "This Secret Cay" on September 14th, 2018.
On the side of her work as a leader, she plays with countless acts on the Berlin scene (Julia Hülsmann Oktett, Bernhard & Peter Meyer 5tet, Kammerjazz Kollektiv) and in France (Kwal, Trio Elbasan, MBO Orchestra, Bande Originale). She has travelled all around the world, performing prestigious venues among l’Olympia (Paris), Paris Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac, Gypsy Jazz Festival (Nouméa), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Casa da Música (Porto), just to name a few.
ORCHESTRAL WORKS &
I love strings. From the moving tone of a violin solo to the stirring sound of full string ensembles. The range of emotion string instruments convey is boundless.
A classically trained violinist, I got into jazz at an early age. Honored to be selected from thousands as legendary jazz musician Didier Lockwood's prodigal student.
My career as a touring and recording violinist includes two critically acclaimed albums as a band-leader, collaborations with ECM artist Julia Hülsmann, and many others. I'm an accomplished composer & arranger who thrives on offering my skills on a broad range of projects.
Through dedication to my art I've gained substantial experience outside of the jazz world. I've collaborated with pop, folk, and country artists. Worked on top advertising campaigns, assisted with numerous film scores and world music projects. Whatever kind of music-project you're working on, I have the experience to help.
Every recording is performed live to the highest organic quality (no samples) in my Berlin home-studio. A meticulous, passionate approach ensures all my musical endeavors receive a distinctive touch of artistic personality.
Single violin melodies, multi-instrumental textures, or full string arrangements, I give my all to craft unique sonic-signatures to elevate your piece to the best it can be.