- Our American Conservatory Team
- — Piano
- — Guitar & Bass
- — Drums
- — Strings
- — Wind Instruments
- — Voice
Laureate of the Menuhin Foundation, Betsy Schlesinger earned her degrees at the Eastman School of Music and Yale University. She came to France after having been awarded scholarships by Les Ecoles d’Art américaines in Fontainebleau and the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris.
An eclectic pianist, Betsy Schlesinger has devoted many of her concerts to twentieth century music. She recorded Recueil de Pierres Vives, music for piano by the French composer Joel Wissotzky (Cezame Argile). Jean-Jacques Bernard (France-Inter) called her interpretation “simply magnificent, ethereal, wonderfully fluid.” Her collaboration with French baritone Frederic Goncalves includes a live recording for French National Radio of Schubert’s last song cycle, Schwanengesang.
Betsy Schlesinger, and her husband, Laurent Grynszpan, composer and pianist, form the Duo Grynszpan. At the Salle Wagram in Paris, they recorded Souvenirs de la Belle Epoque (Koka media/Universal) with original compositions by Laurent Grynszpan for piano four hands. In 2011, the duo recorded Olivier Minne Raconte: Ah! Si j’étais….(Taklit) based on music by Jacques Offenbach and arranged by Laurent Grynszpan.
The Duo Grynszpan participated in the creation of the show Méliès, Cabaret Magique: at the Théâtre de la Vieille Grille in Paris, which they have been performing since 2009.
In addition to her artistic activities, Betsy Schlesinger is a very dedicated teacher.
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