About Elise Solberg

Elise Solberg is a pianist, songwriter, producer and composer based in Los Angeles, CA. She is an experienced and versatile performer in multiple styles of music, including pop, R&B, rock, classical, and jazz. Elise performed with Beyoncé at the 2022 Oscars, performing the Oscar-nominated song "Be Alive" from King Richard. Most recently, Elise was signed to Warner Chappell/Sir Nolan and Deep Cuts publishing. Elise has performed with 5x GRAMMY nominated artist Chloe x Halle at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Global Citizen Festival, NPR's Tiny Desk concert, and James Corden's Late Late Show. For Chlöe, she has played and programmed sounds for the MTV VMA's, the BET Awards, and performed with her on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the New Yorker Festival, and iHeart Radio festival. She has also performed with Doechii on the MainStage at Coachella. She has made appearances as a pianist on major network TV shows such as The Kids Are Alright on ABC and The Unicorn on CBS. She has performed as a piano concerto soloist with orchestras such as the Breckenridge Festival Orchestra. In 2020, Elise performed for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. Her strong passion for many styles of music was noticed by mentor Patrice Rushen, whom Elise studied with at Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. Joining the critically acclaimed Popular Music program, Elise received the best education for performance, writing, arranging, production, and musical direction she could ever ask for. Elise graduated from USC summa cum laude in May of 2018. In March of 2018, Elise received the Finalist prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her original song, "Home." She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Turn Up Her Mic, a non-profit organization aiming to empower female musicians. Currently, she is composing the score for an upcoming feature-length thriller film, The Listing.

Work experience

  • Chloe x Halle
  • 2018-present
  • Keyboardist
  • Beyoncé
  • 2022-present
  • Keyboardist
  • Pawpaw Rod
  • 2021-present
  • Keyboardist
  • Chlöe
  • 2021-present
  • Keyboardist
  • Doechii
  • 2023-present
  • Keyboardist

Elise's Skills

  • Programmer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Singer
  • Touring Musician
  • Artist
  • Instrumentalist
  • Performer
  • Singer
  • Studio Musician
  • Touring Musician
  • Producer
  • Vocal Producer
  • Beat Maker
  • Co-Writer
  • Lyricist
  • Songwriter
  • Top Line

Elise's Genres

  • Alternative Rock
  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Electronic
  • Experimental
  • Folk
  • Funk
  • Hip-Hop
  • House
  • Indie Rock
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • Rap
  • Reggaetón
  • Soul
  • Standards
  • Trap
  • World

Elise's Experience

As a live musician/keyboardist, I’ve had the opportunity to perform with a range of artists including Beyoncé, Chloe x Halle, Chlöe, and Pawpaw Rod. I’ve performed on major award shows such as the Oscars (with Beyoncé), the MTV Movie Awards, the VMA’s, and the BET Awards as well as other TV performances such as the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and the Late Late Show with James Corden. I’ve performed at major festivals such as Coachella, Global Citizen and Outside Lands. Other notable performances include Ulla Johnson at NYFW, and the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. For the Library of Congress performance, I was able to perform and write a new arrangement especially for the legendary Roxanne Seeman and Charles Fox’s, to honor American veterans. I was also cast a pianist for the winter premiere for “The Kids Are Alright” TV show on ABC, and “the Unicorn” on CBS. As a songwriter and producer, I have written and produced original music for Soundstripe. As a songwriter, an original song I wrote, “Home,” became a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. I also produced the recording session of “Home.” For a contest at the Thornton School of Music, Patrice Rushen chose a song that I co-wrote with Jessi Mason (singer/songwriter) to be recorded at NRG studios, called “One Last Time.” Jessi and I wrote, arranged, produced, and contracted the musicians for this session. I played the piano for this session, and there was a rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar, e. piano), a six-piece string section, a horn section (trumpet, trombone, sax, 2 French Horns), lead vocal, and background vocals. This session gave Jessi and I an opportunity to learn how to produce a full-scale session in a professional studio. In 2020, I was given the opportunity to record piano for Chloe x Halle’s rendition of “Lift Every Voice,” arranged by Derek Dixie, for BET’s televised HBCU tribute (recorded at NRG studios). I was extremely fortunate to join the Popular Performance Program for my final year at USC (2018). It was through this program that I gained experience as a songwriter, producer, performer, and Music Director through recording sessions, collaboration, and live performances. I have used MainStage to program sounds for performances, including synthesizers and strings.