Elise is a New York-based violist who performs and records classical, contemporary, and popular music. She currently serves as an Executive Board member of AFM Local 802, where she is a passionate labor and political advocate for musicians in the workplace.
Elise has performed with a number of orchestras throughout the country including the American Ballet Theatre, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, among others. She has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, The Late Show, America's Got Talent, and Amazon Prime's Mozart in the Jungle.
Artists she has performed with include Paul Simon, St. Vincent, Danger Mouse, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels, Jon Batiste, Kygo, Halsey, Meghan Trainor, Andrew Bird, Pharaohe Monch, Jacky Cheung, Kelis, Shallou, Pink Martini, Shoshana Bean, Cynthia Erivo, Grace McLean, Santino Fontana, Nathan Gunn, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Falls, Landlady, Cassandra Jenkins, and the Airborne Toxic Event.
Elise is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and NYU, where she served as Adjunct Instructor of Viola. She serves as a faculty member at the 92nd Street Y. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their young son.