After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the Musik Hochschule of Cologne, Pauline Bartissol received advice from eminent musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Hatto Beyerle and the members of the Ysaye Quartet. She has established herself as an eclectic musician whose musical career reflects her curiosity and taste for sharing with others.

From 2007 to 2019, she was co-soloist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the direction of Myung-Whun Chung and Mikko Franck. A passionate and highly appreciated teacher, she has held numerous positions since her debut, and has taught at the CNSM of Paris since 2013 alongside Marc Coppey. In September 2021, she is appointed professor at the CRR of Boulogne-Billancourt and at the Pôle supérieur d’enseignement artistique de Paris-Boulogne.

In 2021, on the occasion of the centenary of the death of Saint-Saëns, she undertakes with pianist Laurent Wagschal the completely new project of playing his complete works for strings and piano. Bringing together various chamber musicians with a passion for rare repertoires, they created the ensemble le Déluge, whose name was chosen in reference to Saint-Saëns’ oratorio of the same name, and in particular because of the famous violin solo appearing in the prelude, a radiant episode that depicts the golden age of humanity.

In May 2021, the recording for Ad Vitam Records of the complete duets with violin and cello by Saint-Saëns was unanimously acclaimed by the press (4 stars in Télérama, 5 diapasons, 5 stars in Classica…). In March 2023, the ensemble le Déluge recorded for the label Indésens Calliope Records an album dedicated to the chamber music of Louis Vierne which was awarded with 5 diapasons.

Pauline Bartissol also collaborates regularly with the saxophonist and atypical improviser Jean-Charles Richard and was a member until 2022 of the Salzedo trio with the flutist Marine Pérez and the harpist Frédérique Cambreling. Exploring all repertoires, but resolutely turned towards creation, the Trio Salzedo is dedicated to works by Zurine F. Gerenabarrena, Vincent Raphaël Carinola, Joan F. Magrané, Riccardo Nillni, Nina Senk and Brais Novoa Lloira. Their latest recording for the “Premiers Horizons” label is dedicated to the Vietnamese composer Tôn-Thât-Tiêt and includes the world premiere recordings of “The Endless Murmuring I” for cello and harp and “Mémoire des sons” for solo cello.


A tenured professor with a Certificat d’Aptitude (art teaching French diploma) since 2002, Pauline Bartissol has had an early passion for teaching. She first taught in the Toulouse Regional Conservatoire, in collaboration with Philippe Muller ; then in Paris, in the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel (13th arrondissement). After studying with Marc Coppey for many years, she has been his teaching assistant in the Paris Conservatoire National de Musique since 2013.

Since September 2018, she has also been entrusted with a class in the Conservatoire Municipal Claude Debussy (17th arrondissement of Paris).

Between 2002 and 2007, Pauline Bartissol was also a trainer in the Toulouse Centre d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales (CESMD) and in the CEFEDEM Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

Every year in February, she gives a one-week master class in Montpellier (see Montpellier master classes) and each summer at the academy of St Geniez d’Olt.