Lorraine discovered the double bass at the age of 5, and first learnt with Jean-Edmond Bacquet before being accepted at the Paris CNSM in 2012, in Thierry Barbé’s class. She received her Masters degree in 2016 and went on to study for one year with Petru Iuga at the University of Mannheim in Germany.
Alongside the double bass, Lorraine also plays the violin, learning first with Suzanne Gessner at the Regional Conservatoire of Paris, before being accepted at the Paris CNSM where she received her Bachelor degree in Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabedian’s class.
Lorraine is frequently invited to play as a soloist and give masterclasses worldwide, including China, USA, UK, Germany, and Venezuela. She regularly plays as a chamber musician in festivals such as le Festival de Pâques in Deauville, les Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, Musique en Ré, Festival du Périgord Noir, Festival de Perros-Guirec and Les Folles Journées de Nantes, alongside artists such as the Trio Wanderer, Christophe Gaugué, Lise Berthaud, Sarah Nemtanu, François Salque, the Modigliani Quartet, Christophe Morin, and Marianne Piketty.
She has been awarded the first prize for both the Leopold Bellan International Competition and the International Double Bass Competition in Amsterdam, 2014. In 2017, she won both the Festival Prize and the prize for best interpretation of a contemporary piece at the Festival Musical d’Automne de Jeunes Interprètes. Last year, she also won second prize at the International Giovanni Bottesini Competition.
Since 2015, she has been associate principal bass for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Lorraine plays a Richard Gonon double bass and her bow is by Emilio Slaviero. She is endorsed by Pirastro Strings.
Masterclass in contrabbasso