MATHILDE HANDELSMAN is an award-winning concert pianist, music educator, and poet born in Paris and currently based in the USA.
After receiving her M.M. Magna Cum Laude from the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg (2015), Mathilde went on to obtain a Performer Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University-Bloomington (2017). At Bloomington, Mathilde also served as an Associate Instructor of Piano and as a faculty member of the university’s “Young Pianists” community outreach program. Mathilde’s teaching credentials include a Diplôme d’Etat (French National Teaching Diploma) from the Cefedem de Lorraine (2015), and she has taught invited masterclasses at institutions such as the University of Texas-Arlington, University of Maryland, Southern Methodist University, and the Frost School of Music.
As a solo and chamber musician, Mathilde has performed throughout Europe and the USA, winning prizes at national and international piano competitions such as the Concours de Chatou (2004), the Concours d’Ile-de-France (2005), the Concours de l’UFAM (2006), and the Concours Piano Claude Kahn (2007). In 2009, Mathilde was awarded first prize at the Young Artists Competition of Alès. Mathilde has recorded two albums: Images, Claude Debussy 1903-1907 (solo piano, Sheva Collection, 2019) and Works of Roger Boutry (oboe, bassoon, and piano, UTA, 2019). Her works as a poet include the two published volumes, Pré-sage (Edilivre, 2016) and L’absurde génie des fleurs (Edilivre, 2017).