“My vision is to generate a conversation about art that includes all the arts; to generate audiences who, by being exposed to the familiar and the unfamiliar, become advocates for all the disciplines; to generate communities of creators who do not identify themselves by the medium they have chosen as a vehicle, but rather who define themselves simply and authentically, as Artists.”
Born in Paris, France, Consuelo is a third-generation violinist. Her legendary grandfather, Roger Lepauw was Principal Violist of the Paris Opera Garnier and Viola Solo of the Orchestre de Paris, and her father, Didier Lepauw, was First Violin with the Orchestre de Paris.
Her deep care for the future of classical music has led her to seek out unusual performance venues that include private events, cultural happenings, art galleries, and even construction sites! A fervent believer in the arts as a generator of new perceptions and ways of solving societal challenges, Consuelo recently founded Top Floor Art Nights, an organization which aims to inspire artists and audiences alike by bringing them together to share in a wide variety of artistic and intellectual experiences. These endeavors have sparked the interest of two filmmakers, currently working on videos featuring her installation-like approach to music making.
As an international violinist, Consuelo most recently performed in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, as Artist in Residence at La Casa Que Canta’s Cultural Hideaway from December 10 to December 21. Her more local appearances include a performance at the Chopin Theater in Chicago, IL in Immortal Beloved: A Flamenco Drama, and a guest performance on the TV show The Dinner Party at City Winery Chicago. She has also had the pleasure of playing as a soloist in many venues around Boston, MA, including the Residence of France and the Massachusetts State House.
In 2013 Consuelo was hired by MAC Cosmetics to play in multiple cities to celebrate the launch of MAC’s new collection “INDULGE.” The eclectic repertoire had her performing standards from the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto to ACDC’s Back in Black. That same year, she was invited as guest soloist to play at Jenny McCarthy’s “Dancing with the Stars” red carpet event at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, IL. and was featured on the cover of VintEdge Magazine. Consuelo has also performed as soloist at the critically acclaimed Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013, and in September 2014, was invited for a repeat performance at Beethoven Project’s Unfestival:Walkabout.
Consuelo graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of Irina Muresanu, and earned her Master’s degree in Violin Performance from Bard College Longy School of Music where she studied with Yura Lee and served as concertmaster of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra. She grew up in Paris where at the age of six, she began studying violin with her father. She moved to the United States as a teenager, where she studied with Principal Violist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Milton Preves. Between 2006 and 2009, Consuelo studied with Sergei Galperin, First Violin with the Houston Symphony, and with Stephanie Preucil in Chicago before attending the Boston Conservatory.
Currently living in Chicago, Consuelo plays on an 1898 Pistucci violin.