« Estelle Revaz is entering the "Hall of the Greats" ».
This is how the press describes Estelle Revaz's playing when she joined Gautier Capuçon and the Armin Jordan's Camerata in the Vivaldi Double Concerto.

Born in 1989, Swiss cellist Estelle Revaz was fortunate to be able to make her appearance in an international setting from a very early age. After having taken her first cello lessons in Sion, Switzerland, she went on to study with Xavier Gagnepain at the CRR Boulogne-Billancourt and subsequently for her B. A. in the class of Jérôme Pernoo at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, France. An encounter with the great German cellist Maria Kliegel made her decide to take her Master Solo and her Master in Interpretation of Contemporary Music at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany.

While still very young, Estelle won several awards. The First Prize of the Fondazione Antonio Salieri di Legnago in Salzburg enabled her in 2004-05 to embark on her first tour as a soloist to Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. In addition, her playing was ackowledged by the City of Geneva, the canton of Valais, the Fonds Français Instrumental, the Leenaards, Little Dreams, Dénéréaz, Kremer, Thiébaud-Frey and Patiño Foundations.

In 2014, she was admitted to the Verbier Festival Academy and within this context awarded the Rotary Prize.

Her appearances as a soloist with orchestra in a repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to contemporary music have been highly acclaimed by press and audiences in Europa and South America. Amongst others, Estelle played with the musicans of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, with Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Camerata Armin Jordan, Orchestre Musique des Lumières, Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Orchestre Ostinato, Ensemble Ludus, Orchestre des Jeunes de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Romand des Jeunes Professionnels, Orquesta Sinfonica del Paraguay.

From the 2017/18 season onwards, she will for three years be « Artist in residence » with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève conducted by Arie van Beek.

Moreover, Estelle is driven by a great passion for chamber music, in particular for cello and piano (with pianists such as Finghin Collins, Frank Dupree or Gérard Wyss) and various trios: in particular, she plays in the Trio Colomba with Sergey Ostrovsky (violin) and Irina Chkourindina (piano) and in the Trio Window with Damien Bachmann (clarinet) and Christian Chamorel (piano).

Estelle Revaz has played at numerous festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Sion Festival, les Schubertiades, Cully classique, Les Variations Musicales de Tannay and Luna Classics in Switzerland, the Festival International de Colmar, Musicalp and the Festival Pablo Casals in France, and the Festival Internacional Música Clásica por los Caminos del Vino in Argentina, her stage partners including Gautier Capuçon, Lena Neudauer, Pavel Vernikov, Dong-Suk Kang, Ralf Manno, Pierre Génisson, Philippe Muller, the Sine Nomine Quartet, Cédric Pescia, François-Xavier Poizat and François Killian, as well as the artists mentioned further above.

In 2015, German label Neos released the enthusiastically received CD Cantique in collaboration with Swiss Radio and Television SFR2. Conducted by Facundo Agudin and accompanied by the Orchestre Musique des Lumières Estelle plays Bloch’s Hebrew rhapsody Schelomo and Pitture, a new concerto by Andreas Pflüger written for her on this particular occasion.

In 2017, Solo Musica/Sony recorded her CD Bach&Friends for solo cello. It contains a voyage through sound worlds from the Bach tradition up to the modernity of 20th century composers and was yet again applauded by international reviewers.

Radio appearances include Radio France, Deutschlandfunk, WDR3 and Radio Télévision Suisse. RTS also invited her several times to their television news programmes and to participate in a documentary about Gautier Capuçon. More recently, Estelle coproduced a five-part radio programme called Estelle et le violoncelle for RTS radio/Espace 2.

Since 2015, Estelle is a member of the “Forum des 100“, a group of personalities considered to be shaping the future of Switzerland.

Since 2017, she is a cello and chamber music teacher at the Kalaidos University for Music in Zurich, Switzerland. Moreover, she loves to give master classes in Europe, Asia and South America. Recently, she carried out some research into “the development of the artistic personality in teaching of an instrument at a superior level“, the corresponding articles being published shortly.

Estelle Revaz currently plays a cello built by G. Grancino (1679) and a bow by J. Eury (1825) provided to her by two generous Swiss patrons.