Department of Music
Spanning the repertoire across Europe and the United States, Mathilde Handelsman’s career as a piano soloist and collaborative musician has led her to perform under conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Thomas Adès, Stefan Asbury and Luigi Gaggero. Highlights from recent and current seasons include chamber performances alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Nicolas Namoradze and Stephen Drury at the Tanglewood Music Festival, as well as an upcoming solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2022. Handelsman’s debut solo album, “Images,” featuring Claude Debussy’s complete works of 1903-1907, was released in 2020 (Sheva). A collaborative album devoted to new commissions for woodwinds and piano by Roger Boutry will be released next year. Handelsman’s work as a poet includes two published volumes in French by Edilivre, “Pré-sage” (2016) and “L’Absurde Génie des fleurs” (2017). She has won prizes at national and international piano competitions in France including Concours International d’Ile-de-France, Concours de Chatou, Claude Kahn, U.F.A.M., and 1st prize at the Young Artists Competition of Alès. Earlier this year, she won first prize in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition. Handelsman holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Shenandoah University, a Performer Diploma from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and an M.M. and B.M. from Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg. Handelsman teaches applied and collaborative piano at UNH.